"Heracles (/ˈhɛrəkliːz/ HERR-ə-kleez; Greek: Ἡρακλῆς, Hēraklês, Glory/Pride of Hēra, "Hera"), born Alcaeus (Ἀλκαῖος, Alkaios) (/ælˈsiːəs/) or Alcides (Ἀλκείδης, Alkeidēs) (/ælˈsaɪdiːz/) was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, foster son of Amphitryon. He was a great-grandson and half-brother (as they are both sired by the god Zeus) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be Heracleidae (Ἡρακλεῖδαι), and a champion of the Olympian order against chthonic monsters. In Rome and the modern West, he is known as Hercules, with whom the later Roman emperors, in particular Commodus and Maximian, often identified themselves. The Romans adopted the Greek version of his life and works essentially unchanged, but added anecdotal detail of their own, some of it linking the hero with the geography of the Central Mediterranean. Details of his cult were adapted to Rome as well." - ( 19.10.2019)

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Albrecht Dürer: Herkules am ScheidewegeMedaille von Anton Meybusch auf die Erziehung des schwedischen Erbprinzen Karl XKameo mit männlichem Porträt (Herkules?), Ende 18. Jh.Kameo mit Alexander als Herkules, 17./18. Jh.Intaglio mit ausruhendem Herkules, 17.-Anfang 18. JahrhundertIntaglio mit ausruhendem Herkules, 16./17. Jh.
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[Relation to person or institution] Heracles
Printing plate produced Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

Was depicted (Actor) Heracles
Was depicted (Actor) Minerva (Göttin)

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