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Gatekeeper o Olympus
God o strenth, heroes, sports, athletes, heal, agricultur, fertility, trade, oracles an divine pertector o mankynd
Ane o the maist famous depictions o Heracles, oreeginally bi Lysippos (Marble, Roman copy cried Hercules Farnese, 216 CE)
AbodeMoont Olympus
SymbolClub, Nemean Lion, Bae an Arraes
Personal Information
BornThebes, Boeotia, Greece
Dee'dMoont Oeta, Phocis, Greece
ChilderAlexiares an Anicetus, Telephus, Hyllus, Tlepolemus
ParentsZeus an Alcmene
SiblinsAres, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Helen o Troy, Hephaestus, Perseus, Minos, Iphicles, the Muses, the Graces
Roman equivalentHercules

Heracles (Ancient Greek: Ἡρακλῆς, Hēraklēs, frae Hēra, "Hera", an kleos, "glory"[1]), born Alcaeus[2] (Ἀλκαῖος, Alkaios) or Alcides[3] (Ἀλκείδης, Alkeidēs), was a divine hero in Greek meethology, the son o Zeus an Alcmene, foster son o Amphitryon[4] an great-grandson/hauf-brither (as thay are baith sired bi the god Zeus) o Perseus.

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  1. Becking, Bob, et al.. Dictionary of deities and demons. ed. Toorn, Karel van der. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 1999
  2. Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alceides". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 98. Archived frae the original on 27 Mey 2008. Retrieved 7 Julie 2016.
  3. Bibliotheca ii. 4. § 12
  4. Bi his adoptive strynd throu Amphitryon, Heracles receives the epithet Alcides, as "o the line o Alcaeus", faither o Amphitryon. Amphitryon's ain, mortal son wis Iphicles.