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see HerculesHercules
, Heracles,
or Herakles
, most popular of all Greek heroes, famous for extraordinary strength and courage. Alcmene, wife of Amphitryon, made love to both Zeus and her husband on the same night and bore two sons, Hercules (son of Zeus) and Iphicles
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This nexus between myth and values and the ambivalence of Heracles' status as a symbol not only for strength but also for gluttony, drunkenness and sexual excess, provided fertile ground for the fifth-century dramatists--comic as well as tragic.
On the other hand, Heracles is the most virile of heroes and the Hylas incident in the Argonautica is particularly androcentric.
The mere fact that City competed with and, at times, dominated Dutch top-flight side Heracles Almelo - a club with a budget four times greater at PS8million - spoke volumes for where the threadbare squad is at this stage of the pre-season with just two short weeks to go.
City's No.1, however, came to the rescue three times early after the break when Heracles wasted a number of clear-cut chances, two of which came as a result of midfielder Adam Barton being robbed in possession.
Someone has to play Augeas here and find a Heracles to clean the filth in IPL.
The enacted epiphany (4) of Heracles at the end of Sophocles's Philoctetes embodies a Greek theatric convention, deus ex machina, which is carried out by an apparatus of a crane or a mechane to introduce "the roles of gods to fly suddenly onto the stage" (Martin 131).
Heracles was the most famous of the Greek heroes, and his name, which means, "Glory of Hera," honors the queen of all the gods.
This graphic novel uses a skillful dynamic of text and image to present an outspoken, independent, and formidable goddess, detailing her relationship with Heracles, the son of Zeus and one of his many human mistresses.
He spoke particularly of Hercules painting, the Roman name for the Greek demigod Heracles, son of Jupiter (the Roman equivalent of Zeus), which he said is one of the archeological masterpieces which forms a source of pride to the Museum.