Hercules: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hûr'kyu-lēz"), [key]
— gen. -cu•lis
- Also calleda celebrated hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, possessing exceptional strength: among his many adventures were the twelve labors for his cousin Eurystheus, performed in order to gain immortality. Cf. labors of Hercules.
- a northern constellation, between Lyra and Corona Borealis.
- hercules (Thesaurus)