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Heracles, 2 Definition(s)

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Heracles means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Greek Heracles (Herakles), like Krishna, proves himself in the cradle by defeating the evil serpents. Furthermore, he gains immortality by taking milk from the breast of Hera.

Source: Google Books: Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero

Herakles (Ἡρακλῆς) from Greek mythology.—In the Sanskrit Mahabharata, the divine hero Krishna, whom Alexander’s Greeks identified with Heracles, was shot in the heel and killed by the hunter Jara who, in some myths, appears as his brother.

Source: The Greek Myths, Vol.1: Atlas and Prometheus

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