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Hercules

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Definition mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • Heracles is the Greek mythological equivalent of the Roman Hercules.
Hercules = mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • We lent to Alexander the strength of Hercules, The wisdom of our foreheads, the cunning of our knees; We bowed our necks to service:
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • Hercules = mythological Roman hero famous for his strength
  • Great Hercules is presented
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • Hercules = Roman mythology:  hero famous for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • I was pretty sure Hercules had fought this thing once, but I couldn't remember how he'd beaten it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • Hercules = mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • Do you know the legend of Hercules and Antaeus, the giant wrestler, whose strength was incredible so long as he stood firmly on the earth.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Hercules = mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • "That's Hercules," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Hercules = mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • But when he was held, rootless, in mid-air, by Hercules, he perished easily.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • It would be a labour of Hercules, far beyond me.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Go where the sunset reddens the last grey rock Of Brittany, or the Gates of Hercules.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • But the task was more nearly like the labors of Hercules, a succession of varied obstacles.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • " "You only did half the labors of Hercules in the last twenty-four hours," said Taleswapper.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • We'll none of that: that have I told my love, In glory of my kinsman Hercules.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The guard, the father and one or two small children began the herculean job of waking Dad.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • His barbecue obsession began at age sixteen with a trip to Hercules Chicken and Ribs in his hometown of Rochester, New York.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Well-there you are-Hercules the strong.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He professes not keeping of oaths; in breaking them he is stronger than Hercules.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • It's in the Hercules Cluster.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I have the wives of Hercules, etc., etc., down pat.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • So rose the Danite strong, Herculean Samson, from the harlot-lap Of Philistean Dalilah, and waked Shorn of his strength.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Before he mucked out the Augean stables, Hercules probably carved them in half in his mind, too.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side

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