The public debut of the Hercules Group is a day that not many in Matamoros are likely to forget.
The dealership called the Hercules team “right then and there,” Pedro Sr. said.
Outside, on the roof, the clock is flanked by more Beaux Arts touches: statues of Hercules, Mercury, and Minerva.
In her remarks, the Hercules Group was synonymous with peace and safety.
Vestiges of a fane to Hercules are also found near the coast.
And what should Hercules espy there, but an old man, fast asleep!
The latter illustrates the labours of Hercules, and is the one for which Colman received 14,000 crowns.
"Come and take it off my shoulders, then," answered Hercules, lifting his club.
But Hercules was no whit disheartened, and squeezed the great snake so tightly that he soon began to hiss with pain.
The fable of the labours of Hercules is the type of all human doing and success.
hero, son of Zeus and Alcmene, c.1200 (originally in reference to the Pillars of Hercules), also Ercules, from Latin Hercles, from Greek Herakles, literally "Glory of Hera;" from Hera (q.v.) + kleos "glory, renown" (see Clio). Used figuratively of strength since late 14c. Vocative form Hercule was a common Roman interjection (especially me Hercule!) "assuredly, certainly."
One of the greatest heroes of classical mythology, he is supposed to have been the strongest man on earth. He was renowned for completing twelve seemingly impossible tasks — the Labors of Hercules. One of these labors was the cleaning of the Augean stables; another was the killing of the nine-headed Hydra. Hercules was a son of Zeus.