Alternate usages: Hercules is also a bomb-detecting robot at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport named after the Roman mythology character. There is also Hercules, California.

In classical mythology, Hercules, the name in Roman mythology of the Greek Heracles, was the (some say mortal, some say demigod) son of Jupiter and the mortal Alcmene. He was made to perform twelve great tasks, called the Twelve Labours of Hercules and become a god. He became a major hero of Greek mythology. For further information, see Heracles.

The name Hercules in pop culture

Hercules has become a name associated with legendary strength, and is used in the names of many products. The legend of Hercules itself has many movie and television adaptations.