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  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.
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The Hercules is a fairly large constellation in summer, but isn't very obvious.
"Hercules" is a name of Greek hero, and the constellation is represented as a kneeling man with his head turning south.
Though the constellation is faint, a fairly strained shape of "H" that forms Hercules' body is a good mark to find that.
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  The Constellations : Starshine.com
In Greco-Roman mythology, Hercules is the half mortal son of Jupiter (Zeus) and the princess Alcmene.
Hercules succeeded in strangling the beast, whereupon Jupiter place the lion in the sky as the constellation Leo.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
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 Well known Stars And Constellations
The constellation Bootes is in a figure of a Kite in the sky.
The constellation Gemini is the third spring sign of the Zodiac and is reputed to bring good weather in early June.
It is seen in the Virgo constellation where a virgin holds a spear of wheat in her hand.
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 Constellations: Hercules
Hercules is located between Lyra and Corona Borealis, and is the 5
It is considered to be one of the finest clusters in the northern hemisphere and is visible to the unaided eye.
Hercules (Greek name is Herakles) is famous in Greek mythology for his great strength, and his twelve labours.
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 The Stories of the Constellations - Hercules
The assignment of the constellation as Hercules was first depicted in a star atlas in 1485 in Venice.
Hercules was the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, the granddaughter of Perseus and Andromeda.
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.
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 Search Results for "Hercules"
HERCULES was the son of Jupiter and Alcmena.
Hercules was appointed by Eurystheus (3 syl.) to perform twelve labours requiring enormous strength or dexterity.
Hercules One of the greatest heroes of classical mythology, he is supposed to have been the strongest man on earth.
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 Shaman in the Sky
Curiously, Hercules is the one circumpolar figure closely associated with the Zodiac, because he is said to have performed twelve labors often associated with twelve of the ecliptic constellations.
Hercules' involvement with the great polar cycle emphasizes a cosmic orientation to events that transpire far beyond the local realm of the Zodiac where the earth and planets circulate.
Hercules is the type of male hero known for his mastery of excessive power, violence, and rage, but he masters these forces in the service of the Goddess, not to defeat or defy her.
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 Constellation Info
Constellations have been documented in many different forms, such as pottery, coins, and other items dating back to 4000 B.C. The Greek poet Aratus of Soli gave a verse description of 44 constellations in his Phaenomena.
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
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 Hercules diagram and information
Hercules is to the left or west of Corona Borealis and Bootes, and to the north of the large constellation of Ophiuchus.
The brightest star in the constellation, Ras Algethi, is the head of the constellation and its name means, "Head of the kneeler." Because of its orientation relative to the horizon, Hercules is almost always shown upside down.
Hercules is also home to the famous Hercules cluster of galaxies but these are a very remote group and have no members that are readily visible to the amateur.
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Hercules is the hero who performed twelve labors of heroic proportion.
Some modern students of Euphratean mythology, associating the stars of Hercules and Draco with the sun-god Izhdubar and the dragon Tiamat, slain by him, think this Chaldaean myth is the foundation of that of the classical Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra.
Of this constellation is begotten the desertion, craftiness, and deceit characteristic of its children, and from it comes the thug who terrorizes the heart of the city.
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 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.
The constellation Hercules, found between Lyra and Bootes, shows the hero wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion while holding his characteristic club and Cerberus the three-headed dog.
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 Education World ® Lesson Planning: Hercules: Don't 'Myth' This Teaching Opportunity!
Hercules, being one of the most popular heroes of the day, was also one of the most chronicled and each region had its own version of his adventures.
Hercules is the name given to one of the constellations in the sky.
Hercules may not have been a real person but "The Pillars of Hercules," two giant crags which separate Europe from Africa and which were said to have been placed there by him on the way to a labor, are still in place today.
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Cancer was crushed by hercules, but Juno who had bid the crab to attack, immortalized the crab in the heavens at some distance from the constellation hercules.
Hercules is the ancient hero known for his heroism and the prodigious twelve labors.
Taurus (the Bull) is one of the oldest constellation of the zodiac.
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 Hercules and the Hydra
Hercules was the son of one of Zeus' many mortal lovers.
Hercules killed it with one of his poisoned arrows, but before he died the centaur tricked his wife into thinking that his poisoned blood was a love potion to keep a lover faithful.
Sketch for Hercules and the Hydra - Hercules
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 NCNatural's Guide To Summer Star Gazing-Constellations/Overhead
As a constellation, he is most easily recognized by a trapezoid of stars that form his body, which is kneeling with feet to the north and arms to the south.
Hercules legend began as a man, who through his strength and virtue was able to triumph through 12 trials and was later elevated to God-status.
The constellation Lyra, the Lyre is a harp-like instrument invented by Hermes and given to Apollo, his half-brother who passed it on to his son, Orpheus, the musician of the Argonauts.
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: July Constellations
Hercules is best seen during the summer in the northern hemisphere.
Hercules is visible in the southern hemisphere from May until August.
The constellation was named after the son of Zeus, who defeated the Nemean Lion, Leo, and the many-headed beast called Hydra.
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 Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hercules was the name in Roman mythology of the hero Heracles from Greek mythology, the son of Jupiter (or Jove, the Roman name for the Greek god Zeus) and the mortal Alcmene.
Hercules can be identified by his attributes, the lionskin and the club.
The cult of Hercules may have been the first foreign one to be adopted in Rome; his most important shrine, the Ara Maxima, was in the original Palatine settlement.
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 Mythology of the constellation Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hercules is probably the best-known and greatest of all Greek heroes.
Hercules grew to manhood and, as a reward for liberating Thebes, was married to Princess Megara, daughter of the king.
Hercules was then placed in charge of his cousin, Eurystheus, and it was during this period that he performed the twelve labours, all connected with ferocious beasts and monsters, for which he is most famed.
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 Hercules the Hero
This is an old constellation, the Phoenicians called it their god Melkarth, the Greeks called it the Phantom.
Hercules death was a sad story, we are told that our hero put on a tunic that contained a deadly poison.
Jupiter was so touched by this that he had a cloud descend to Hercules, pick him up and carry him to his place in the sky.
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The lyre was represented by the adjacent constellation Lyra.
CLAWS OF SCORPION The claws of the constellation Scorpio were sometimes said to be represented amongst the stars as Libra.
ASTRAEA The maiden goddess of justice, who departed from the earth at the start of the Brazen Age of Man. She was given a place amongst the stars as the winged constellation Virgo, with her scales set nearby in the form of Libra.
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 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Hercules
The story behind the name: Hercules, the son of Alcmene and Zeus, is known for his bravery that placed him among the gods on Mount Olympus.
She attempted to kill Hercules by placing snakes in Hercules's crib, but this failed as Hercules strangled the snakes with his bare hands.
Hera, the queen of the gods, knew that she was not strong enough to fight Hercules.
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 Virtual Science Center
Hercules then begins to lower in the west, setting into the twilight by October.
It is most easily recognized by the trapezoidal asterism (a commonly known grouping of stars that is not an official constellation) known as the Keystone.
Eratosthenes, head librarian at the Museum of Alexandria and the first person to measure the circumference of the Earth, first identified the Kneeler as Hercules in the Third Century BC, and it was not until the Fifteenth Century AD that star maps consistently used the present name.
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: How to Use This Section
The constellations are organized by pages according to the time of the year in which they are most visible.
In the case of a constellation, the gentitive form of the name is used when referring to the brightest stars in the constellation.
This is the total area that the constellation occupies in the sky, expressed in units of square degrees.
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Many other constellations, like Leo, the Lion, Draco, the Dragon, Cancer, the Crab, and Hydra, the Serpent, were defeated by Hercules.
Many other constellations, like Leo, the Lion, Hydra, the nine-headed Serpent, and Draco, the Dragon, were unfortunate victims of Hercules, and thus were also placed in the sky.
Cancer, the Crab was sent by Hera to annoy Hercules in his battles, and became yet another victim of the hero.
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 Constellation Hercules
Hercules seems to be kneeling on the head of Draco.
His outstreched hand is holding a bow and the arrow Sagitta is flying towards the two birds, the Eagle, Aquila and the Swan, Cygnus.
In the mythology of the ancient Greeks Hercules has been the son of Godfather Zeus and the Alkmene, the wife of Amphitryon.
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 Hercules: Encyclopedia II - Hercules - Origin of the legend
The cult of Hercules may have been the first foreign one to be adopted in Rome; his most important shrine, the Ara Maxima, was in the original Palatine settlement.
Hercules is said to have founded an altar where the Forum Boarium, the cattle market, was later held.
Hercules, Hercules - Origin of the legend, Hercules - The Greek Legend of Heracles, Hercules - Movie and television adaptations, Hercules - Spoken-word myths - audio files, Hercules - Namesakes
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 history on the constellation hercules
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 Fletcher Photos - Constellation Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The results of this mapping are the imaginative shapes and legends of the constellations.
Hercules is one of the most famous of the classical heroes.
As the legend goes, at the end of his life he was rewarded for his bravery by being placed in the sky.
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