. Hercules wrestling the Nemean Lion Philadelphia L-64-185, Attic red figure stamnos, ca. 490 B.C. Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. . Malibu 83.AE.346, Caeretan hydria, c. 525 B.C. Main panel: Hercules slaying the Lernean hydra Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California.
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1. Heracles Originally named Alcides
Renamed Heracles by Delphic Oracle
“Heracles” means “Glory of Hera”
Why this pseudonym?
His Roman name is Hercules.
Very popular character: stories and art.
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