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  Disney Archives | "Hercules" Movie History
hen a son, Hercules, is born to Zeus and Hera, the king and queen of the gods, everyone rejoices except Hades, the god of the Underworld.
Hercules grows into an awkward teen with no idea of his divine origins, until a statue of Zeus comes to life to reveal that Zeus is Hercules' father.
Hercules trains hard to be a hero and gets his first chance to prove himself by rescuing the tough-talking maiden Megara -- who is in fact secretly in league with Hades.
disney.go.com /vault/archives/movies/hercules/hercules.html   (251 words)

Hercules, the Latin equivalent of Heracles, was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene.
Hercules' first labor was to kill the menacing Nemean Lion; Hercules strangled the creature and carried it back to Mycenae.
Hercules' ninth labor was to obtain the girdle of the fierce Amazon warrior queen, Hippolyta; Hippolyta willingly gave her girdle to Hercules, but Juno convinced the Amazons that Hercules was trying to take Hippolyta from them, so Hercules fought them off and returned to his master with the girdle.
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/hercules.html   (754 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royal Legends of Greece - Hercules, Hero of Greek Mythology
Hercules managed to kill the crab, but he couldn't defeat the Hydra until Iolaus set fire to the nearby trees and used burning brands to sear the Hydra's necks after Hercules cut its heads off.
He told Hercules to steal some golden apples that were guarded by the Hesperides, daughters of Atlas, the Titan who held the heavens on his shoulders as punishment for warring with Zeus.
Hercules put the shrine back together and the priestess told him that he could be purified by becoming a slave for three years.
www.royalty.nu /legends/Hercules.html   (2331 words)

 snopes.com: Hercules, the World's Biggest Dog
Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records.
Hercules is an English Mastiff and whas a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
If she were still alive, why she ceded the "world's heaviest dog" title to Hercules would be puzzling, because news accounts generally listed her as being slightly heavier than Hercules.) Also, the dog pictured above looks to be a Neapolitan mastiff rather than an English mastiff.
www.snopes.com /photos/animals/hercules.asp   (368 words)

 Moving Companies California — California Movers and CA Moving Services Los Angeles San Francisco | Hercules Moving ...
Hercules was a mythological hero known for his strength and passion.
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Hercules Moving Systems performs interstate moves, long distance moves and local moves in west coast : Southern and Northern California, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco movers and the Bay Area movers; east coast : New York moving company, NYC movers, Washington DC, and at central united states: Dallas, San Antonio, Texas.
www.herculesvanlines.com   (422 words)

His name (Hercules) became synonymous for prodigious strength, courage, or size, eg.
This gold cup was large enough for Heracles to sail past the Pillars of Hercules and into the Atlantic Ocean.
The cloak from the lion's pelt he had always wore, helped to identify Heracles in the classical art, with the hood over his head.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/heracles.html   (9290 words)

  Hercules Incorporated - We Make Chemistry Work for Our Customers
Hercules Incorporated, established in 1912, produces and markets specialty chemicals used in making a variety of products for home, office, and industrial markets.
Hercules' Brunswick Facility to Be Featured on History Channel
In 2006, Hercules completed the sale of 51% of its interest in FiberVisions Delaware Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, to SPG/FV Investors, L.P., an affiliate of SPG Partners, LLC.
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  Hercules (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Hercules’ next labor was to capture alive a stag with golden horns and bronze hoofs that was sacred to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and the fourth labor was to capture a great boar that had its lair on Mount Erímanthos.
Hercules killed Hippolyta, thinking she was responsible for the ensuing attack, and escaped from the Amazons with the girdle.
Hercules was worshiped by the Greeks as both a god and as a mortal hero.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570023/Hercules_(mythology).html   (904 words)

 The Stories of the Constellations - Hercules
Hercules was the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, the granddaughter of Perseus and Andromeda.
Hercules assured Atlas that he had every intention of continuing to hold up the heavens but that he needed to put a pad on his shoulders to make it more comfortable.
The constellations surrounding Hercules include Boötes as the Titan Atlas with the inclusion of the Corona Borealis as the globe on the giant's shoulders, Leo as the Nemean lion, Cancer the crab, Hydra the sea serpent and Draco as the defeated dragon, Ladon, who protected the golden apple tree of the Hesperides.
www.ufrsd.net /staffwww/stefanl/myths/hercules.htm   (872 words)

  Hercules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hercules is the Latin name used in Rome for a hero corresponding to the Greek mythological hero Heracles (or Herakles), the Roman name being a metathesis of the Greek name.
Hercules can be identified by his attributes, the lion skin and the club: in mosaic he is shown tanned fl, a virile aspect.
Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia, 1964)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hercules   (1572 words)

 Heracles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Rome and the modern West, he is known as Hercules, with whom the later Roman Emperors, in particular Commodus and Maximinus, often identified themselves.
Hercules' advances were spurned by the king and his sons, except for one - Iole's brother Iphitus.
Hercules founded the city of Abdera in Thrace in his memory, where he was honored with athletic games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heracles   (3053 words)

Hercules found in repugnant to serve a man who was so far from being his equal and who was known for his cowardice and mediocrity.
Hercules did not waste a minute and, after having pierced a breach in the foundations of the cattle yard, undertook t divert the flow of two neighboring rivers, the Alpheius and the Peneius.
Upon his return to Mycenae, Hercules gave the girdle to Admete, who was unaware of its meaning and of the blood that had been spent for the sake of her vain request.
lrs.ed.uiuc.edu /students/mmarassa/mythology/hercules.html   (4399 words)

 C-130 Hercules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for military forces worldwide.
The C-130H-30 (Hercules C.3 in RAF service) is a stretched version of the original Hercules, achieved by inserting a 2.54 m plug aft of the cockpit and a 2.03 m plug at the rear of the fuselage.
The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with VMGR-352 until 2005, is now part of the collection at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/C-130_Hercules   (3289 words)

 Hercules, Greek hero. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Hercules incurred the everlasting wrath of Hera because he was the child of her unfaithful husband.
When he was a young man, Hercules defended Thebes from the armies of a neighboring city, Orchomenus, and was rewarded with Megara, daughter of King Creon.
Although worshiped as a god, Hercules was properly a hero, frequently appealed to for protection from various evils.
www.bartleby.com /65/he/HerculesGk.html   (492 words)

Hercules encountered him, and finding that it was of no avail to throw him, for he always rose up with renewed strength from every fall, he lifted him up from the earth and strangled him in the air.
Hercules was deceived by this stratagem, and would have failed to find his oxen if it had not happened that in driving the remainder of the herd past the cave where the stolen ones were concealed, those within began to low, and were thus discovered.
Hercules in a fit of madness killed his friend Iphitus, and was condemned for this offence to become the slave of Queen Omphale for three years.
www.usefultrivia.com /mythology/hercules.html   (1973 words)

 Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hercules lived happily until hera decided to make Hercules loose his mind in doing so he killed his wife and children.When his insanity ended and he realised what he had done he prayed to the god Apollo and told him what he had done.
Hercules was hungry and thirsty, so the kindly centaur cooked Hercules some meat in the fireplace, while he himself ate his meat raw.
Hercules seemed to have a lot of experience dealing with this family: he killed Orthus, when he stole the cattle of Geryon, and strangled the Nemean Lion.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01668/Hercules.html   (5143 words)

 Constellation Hercules
Greatest and strongest of the Greek demigods, Hercules was the son of Zeus by a mortal woman (Alcmene) and was hated by Zeus's wife, Hera.
The 12 labors of Hercules were (1) strangling the Nemean Lion that terrorized the valley of Nemea.
She thought that Hercules was being unfaithful and poured a magic potion on his robe that was suppose to restore his love for her.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/hercules.html   (297 words)

Hercules was created by Roger Bowler, an enthusiastic S/370 fan who envisioned himself, and other computing enthusiasts, exploring and learning mainframe computing techniques at home without spending fortunes for equipment.
The Hercules community runs a variety of vintage IBM mainframe operating systems which have been determined to be in the public domain, including MVT release 21.8, MVS release 3.8, DOS/VS release 34, and VM370 R6 (all from the 1970's time period).
If you are using Hercules and one or more of the operating systems that function under it, you probably should consider joining one of the discussion groups so you can stay current with developments of interest to you.
www.jaymoseley.com /hercules   (2109 words)

 The Twelve Labors of Hercules - Crystalinks
Hercules was hungry and thirsty, so the kindly centaur cooked Hercules some meat in the fireplace, while he himself ate his meat raw.
Hercules slyly agreed, but asked Atlas whether he could take it back again, just for a moment, while the hero put some soft padding on his shoulders to help him bear the weight of the sky and the earth.
Hercules knew that once in the kingdom of Hades, he might not be allowed to leave and rejoin the living.
www.crystalinks.com /12laborshercules.html   (4937 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations: Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hercules was perhaps the greatest hero in all mythology.
She delayed his birth, and when Hercules was a mere baby (but a big one!) sent two snakes into the crib he shared with his mortal half-twin Iphicles.
Hercules also accompanied Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece and assisted in the war between the gods and the giants.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/hercules.html   (510 words)

 Hercules and Amazonia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HERCULES AND AMAZONIA are the Elohim of the first ray (the blue ray) of power, perfection, the will of God, faith, and divine direction.
The image of Hercules is seen in a constellation which appears among the stars as “the Mighty One” who wields a great club in his right hand while grasping a triple-headed serpent in the left–the power of his attainment (right hand) to slay the impostors of the Trinity in planetary conditions (left hand).
The retreat of Hercules and Amazonia is located in the etheric plane in and over Half Dome, a magnificent focus which rises nearly a mile from the floor of Yosemite Valley on the west side of California's Sierra Nevada mountain range.
www.tsl.org /Elohim/HerculesAndAmazonia.asp   (945 words)

Thanks to Zeus's enchantment, Hercules was born with the potential for extraordinary strength, which he first displayed before he was even one year old by strangling two serpents which attacked him.
Hercules is also very highly skilled in ancient Greek athletic feats such as the discus and hammer throws.
Weapons: Hercules was famed in ancient Greece for his mastery of the bow and arrow, but today, because of his bitter memories of Nessus's treachery and Deianeira's suicide, he prefers not to use them.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/h/hercules.htm   (884 words)

Hercules, who has doffed his jacket, but is still wearing his vest, and looks pretty good, grabs the bull by the horns (literally) and twists the bull's head, cracking its spine.
Hercules uproots a tree and puts it in the path of the "torrent." Hercules (now with his shirt off, and wearing only his t-shirt) piles rocks and wood on top and in front of the tree, and hey presto!
I can only guess that, back in the 1930s and 1940s, the tendency, in circuses, was to name the strongman "Hercules." The staffs at Marvel, Quality, and MLJ (again, if I'm remembering their "Hercules" correctly) all apparently decided, more or less at the same time, to capitalize on this bit of cultural ephemera.
www.geocities.com /jjnevins/hercules.html   (725 words)

And yet Hercules boasts one of the finest collection of binary stars, and two Messier objects as well.
Hercules is a sprawling constellation just to the west of Lyra.
Hercules has several binaries with contrasting colours, as well as several close binaries, challenging those with larger telescopes.
www.dibonsmith.com /her_con.htm   (856 words)

During the construction of the Panama Canal, she towed a huge floating caisson (a steel structure used for closing the entrance to locks) to the Canal Zone.
Tugboat captains were generally well-paid and highly respected, for it took considerable experience to bring a tug and a heavy tow through high seas in bad weather--and good judgement to navigate the shallow bars and narrow entrances of West Coast ports.
Hercules avoided the scrap yard, but languished until the California State Park Foundation acquired her for the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park, in 1975.
www.nps.gov /safr/local/herc.html   (599 words)

 Hercules Beetles of Kentucky - University of Kentucky Entomology
Hercules beetles are in the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae), which also includes Japanese Beetles, June Beetles, and Dung Beetles.
Adult Hercules beetles are active throughout the warm months, but are most likely to come to UV lights on moonless nights with high humidity.
When a Hercules beetle is found in the soil or in rotten wood, it often appears to have a very dark-colored, almost fl shell - so dark that the spots are not visible.
www.uky.edu /Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/beetles/hercules/hercules.htm   (1212 words)

 Walt Disney's Hercules, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
When Hercules meets his trainer, the Satyr Philoctetes, also called Phil, the ARGONAUTS have already made their voyage long ago, and in the same way other heroes, like Odysseus, Theseus, Perseus and Achilles, belong to the past.
Hercules' immortality becomes apparent, and returns to the world as a triumphant Orpheus.
Hercules renounces heaven, and stays with Megara and his adoptive parents Amphitryon and Alcmena, to live the life of a mortal.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/DisneyHercules.html   (1306 words)

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