hercules

  1. G

    Hijacked Hercules

    Caught the tail end of a report on the BBC about an event in 1969 when a member of the USAF (not aircrew) made off with a Hercules from Mildenhall. The plane crashed in the Channel with theories that it might have been shot down by the USAF or RAF. The story's come to light again because it...
  2. V

    Hercules and India

    The Indian Hercules After this background, there is this mention of an "Indian Heracles" by Megasthenes (300 BC). Unfortunately, his Indika is lost, and we get to know it mainly through references in other works, most important being that of Arrian. So, the mention goes: As for Heracles...
  3. C

    To what extent are Samson and Hercules similar?

    Though I believe that the stories of Hercules primarily derive from certain Egyptian figures, I've been toying with the idea that some of the parts of the Hercules legend are derived from the stories of Samson, the judge of Israel in c. 1200 B.C.E. I'm not the first to have thought of this, of...
  4. CoolioTree

    Greetings from Beyond the Gates of Hercules

    AKA North America I'm interested in any period of history, really, but more so medieval Europe. Right now, I don't have that much historical knowledge, but that's what I came here for! I'll most likely be discussing ancient history and medieval European history, along with some Napoleonic...
  5. Druzhina

    Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, 13thC

    Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, 13thC Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century A Spanish knight and a fallen Andalusian warrior A battle between Spanish & Andalusians A siege of an...
  6. Christopher The Great

    I need help my fellow Historians....

    Hello all, I want to get a few tattoos of some Greek heroes and if its possible I would like you to help me :) If you could post some of the most accurate pictures of Leonidas, Alexander and Hercules that would be great. Once again thank you all for helping me. I really do appreciate it.
  7. Christopher The Great

    Was Hercules real?

    Hey guys, LOVE ancient history and stumbled across these forums today. Anyway I was thinking could Hercules been real? By real I mean a real man that was very powerful and roamed ancient Greece doing good deeds and helping city-states defeat enemies? I think he was a real man and his legend...
  8. Mangekyou

    The Futile Labour of Hercules

    The myth of Hercules [Herakles] is a perennial tale in our culture, that continues to fascinate. Argonaut, Lover of women, scourge of Hera, disobedient of the gods, slayer of monsters, murderer of his family and most well known is his enslavement to the king Eurystheus until completion of the...
  9. Salah

    Jupiter and Hercules - the Beginning of the Tetrarchy

    The next part of my continuing series on the Roman Empire 275-293 CE Some weeks after the nearly bloodless victory at the Margus, Diocletian gave Maximian the rank of ‘Caesar’. Diocletian had no sons, only a young daughter named Galeria Valeria. Maximian did have a son, Maxentius, but it...
  10. duccen

    Hercules/Heracles

    I have often seen and heard Hercules' name when hearing and reading about the Greek mythology. Hercules = Roman mythology Heracles = Greek ... I know it's ideally the same person, but you don't go around calling Zeus, Jupiter. Is this a common misconception or am I missing something? My...
  11. Thessalonian

    Hercules vs. Khan.

    No weapons, just bare hands..... Round 1: Fight!
  12. D

    Rare Headless Hercules Statue Discovered in Israel

    A rare second-century statue of the mythic hero Hercules has been found in Israel, archaeologists reported today (Aug. 15). The buff marble masterpiece likely decorated a niche in a Roman bathhouse. Read more: Rare Headless Hercules Statue Discovered in Israel - FoxNews.com
  13. tjadams

    Rare Headless Hercules Statue Discovered in Israel

    Rare Headless Hercules Statue Discovered in Israel Published August 15, 2011 | LiveScience A rare second-century statue of the mythic hero Hercules has been found in Israel, archaeologists reported today (Aug. 15). The buff marble masterpiece likely decorated a niche in a Roman bathhouse. The...
  14. Thessalonian

    The Tower of Hercules

    Don't be fooled by the name. This is Roman, not Greek. :cool: Tower of Hercules – 2,000 years of light | euronews, le mag "The Tower of Hercules in Spain, was built by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. It is the only lighthouse from that period which is still in operation. It is...
  15. Thessalonian

    Greek deities in India. Hercules worshipped in India!

    Bronze Herakles statuette from Ai Khanoum, Bactria, 2nd century BCE. According to Arrian, Diodorus, and Strabo, Megasthenes described an Indian tribe called Sourasenoi, who especially worshipped Herakles in their land, and this land had two cities, Methora and Kleisobora, and a navigable...
  16. O

    Why Did Orpheus Sail With Hercules?

    If Hercules killed Orpheus's brother Linus, then why did Orpheus sail with Hercules on the Argo?
  17. Nick

    Hercules or Herakles?

    Why did the Romans change Heracles's name? If Jupiter's wife was called Juno why wasn't Hercules named after her? Does Hercules have the same meaning, or were there two different Greek and Roman heroes with similar sounding names, with one borrowing elements of the other's deeds?
  18. Nick

    Hercules vs Egil Skallagrimsson

    Two of history's mightiest warriors face off. Egil wears full armor and wields his Dane Axe and longsword. Hercules wears his arrowproof lionskin windcheater and has his club and bow Who wins?
  19. Nick

    Hercules vs Samson

    Who would win in a fight between the two ancient heroes?