Saturday, April 5, 2014

Word from Mythology: Herculean

Today's word from mythology is "Herculean," which means something that requires a mighty effort or great strength. A Herculean task is a task that would require the strength of the great hero Hercules, or Heracles, as the Greeks called him; Hercules is his Roman name. You can read about the famous Labors of Hercules at Wikipedia.

The image below shows Hercules capturing the Cerberus, the three-headed hound of hell, which was the last of the twelve labors:



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