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Noun: Hercules  'hur-kyu,leez
  1. A large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis
     
  2. (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labours to gain immortality
    - Heracles, Herakles, Alcides

Derived forms: Herculeses

Type of: constellation, mythical being

Encyclopedia: Hercules, California