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BARSOTTI, Hercules (born 1914), Painter

Brabazon [formerly Sharpe], Hercules Brabazon (1821-1906), watercolour painter

Brabazon, Hercules Brabazon

BRABAZON, Hercules Brabazon (1821 - 1906), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

Brabazon, Hercules Brabazon (27 Nov. 1821)

Brehy, Petrus Hercules (1673 - 1737), composer, organist

Broad-band spectroscopy of Hercules X-1 with Suzaku

BROUN, Wayne (Hercules) (born 1952), 30th Chief of the Clan Broun/Brown; Chief Executive Officer, Australian Asian Pacific Services Pty Ltd, since 2002; Chairman, BrounBrown.com, since 2011

BUTLER, Hercules Scott (1850 - 1928), Rector of Mareham le Fen

COBBE, Henry Hercules (1869 - 1939), Indian Army, retired

Collins, Hercules (d. 1702), Particular Baptist minister

Compares the Troubles which he has undergone for Cynthia's Love, to the Labours of Hercules

Deification and Theomachy in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Dejanira and the Physicians: Aspects of Hysteria in Handel's Hercules

DICKINSON, Hercules Henry (1827 - 1905), Dean of the Chapel Royal; Vicar of St Ann’s, 1855–1903; Professor of Pastoral Theology, Trinity College, Dublin, 1894–1903

Dickinson, Hercules Henry (1827-1905), Church of Ireland clergyman

“Each One a Pocket Hercules”: The Bantam Experiment and the Case of the Thirty-fifth Division

Ebbets, Charles Hercules (1859 - 1925), Sports Organization Executives

Ellis (or Eyles), Hercules (?1810–1879)

Erratum: Probing the Galaxys bars via the Hercules stream

Escobedo's Missa Philippus Rex Hispanie: a Spanish descendant of Josquin's Hercules Mass

Farnese Hercules

Farnese Hercules

Farnese Hercules

Farnese Hercules

Farnese Hercules

Farnese Hercules

Felix Eugene Michael Hercules (b. 1888)

First ECJ Ruling on REACH: Choosing Registration over ExemptionCase C-558/07, R (on the application of SPCM SA, CH Erbsloh KG, Lake Chemicals and Minerals Ltd, Hercules Inc.) v Secretary of States for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Florence, Hercules (1804–79)


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From Hercles, Italic pronunciation of the name Heracles. His was perhaps the earliest foreign cult to be received in Rome, the Ara Maxima, which was his most ancient place of worship, being within the pomerium of the Palatine settlement. The probable intention was to put the commercial forum Boarium, in which it stood, under the protection of a god better known than the local deities. His cult had become very popular with merchants, no doubt because of his supposed ability to avert evil (see heracles) and the long journeys involved in his Labours and other exploits. It was common to pay him a tithe of the profits of an enterprise. In his worship at the Ara Maxima no other god was mentioned; women and dogs were excluded. The sacrificial meat had to be eaten or burnt daily: hence the popularity of the sanctuary.

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