Meaning of Pillars of Hercules

Pil'lars of Her'cules

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  1. the two promontories on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar: the Rock of Gibraltar in Europe and the Jebel Musa in Africa; fabled to have been raised by Hercules. Also called
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