What does the word hercules mean?

Usage examples for hercules

  1. They'd like to exhibit me to all the fool women they know, as a kind of modern Hercules, and I'm sick of it. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  2. And before the sun had passed the columns of Hercules, Tirant crossed the bridge to the side where he had first been, and he had the foot soldiers climb a hill that was in line with the head of the bridge. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba