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Hercules \Her"cu*les\, n. 1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors." [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra. [1913 Webster] Hercules' beetle (Zool.), any species of Dynastes, an American genus of very large lamellicorn beetles, esp. Dynastes hercules of South America, which grows to a length of six inches. Hercules powder, an explosive containing nitroglycerin; -- used for blasting. [1913 Webster] Hercules'-club Hercules'-club