Etymology: From Latin, HerculÄs < Ancient Greek (Herakles) meaning "glory of Hera", from Hera + kles, (glory).
- (greekmyth) Son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labors performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
- (constellation) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It lies between the constellations Lyra and Corona Borealis.
- (astronomy) A crater in the first quadrant on the moon.
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