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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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Caption: H Vajrapani in the guise of Herakles, Tepe Shotor, 2nd century AD.
Herakles's section covers his legendary twelve labors, and also the demigod's troubled history with romance and marriage.
(41) Dionysos and Triptolemos in his winged chair are the first pair to the left of Demeter, and Herakles and Athena are the first pair to the right of Persephone.
Amitay employs the concept of a meme as a means of analyzing reports, vaguely contemporary and otherwise, of Alexander's claim to be the son of the Greek hero Herakles and the possible impacts of belief and acceptance of those claims (the relevant meme) on the formation of the notion of Jesus as divine son.
Greek historian Herodotus told of a great temple built where the hero Herakles first arrived in Egypt, and wrote of Helen of Troy's visit to Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan war.
There is one sentence in Cowper's letter that may indicate the occasion on which she requested the translation: "Your description of Leighton's picture too, is beautiful; much more beautiful than the picture which never half satisfied me." She is referring to a passage in which Browning puts a daring anachronism into the mouth of Balaustion: I know, too, a great Kaunian painter, strong As Herakles, though rosy with a robe Of grace that softens down the sinewy strength: And he has made a picture of it all.
For the Greeks, this person evoked Herakles (Roman, Hercules) who was protector of Hera, queen of the gods and goddesses of Olympus.
These heavily armed warships carry state-of-the-art weapons and systems including the Herakles multifunction radar, Aster anti-air missiles, Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles and MU90 torpedoes.
French aerospace group Safran SA (EPA:SAF) said it had combined its energetic materials business SME with the Snecma Propulsion Solide (SPS) unit, focused on solid rocket motors for missiles and launchers, into a new entity called Herakles, in a bid to increase its international position and competitiveness.
The effects of combat trauma are well described in the dramatic literature of the Ancient Greeks: the madness of Herakles, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the isolation of Philoctetes, and the trials of Odysseus, to name just a few.