But the rock was too heavy, and too firmly wedged, to be moved by any one man, were he Hercules himself.
Ah, this gentleman is a Hercules killing Cacus, a Perseus freeing Andromeda.
"Ah, you do well to ask," said Eugenie, laughing; "I forgot that I was Hercules, and you only the pale Omphale!"
The gratings are every day carefully examined by jailers, whose herculean proportions and cold pitiless expression prove them to have been chosen to reign over their subjects for their superior activity and intelligence.
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Heracles is the Greek mythological equivalent of the Roman Hercules.