Hercules, Chirk Castle Gardens, Chirk, Wrexham, Wales, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ddraig Ddu
N 52° 56.104 W 003° 05.178
30U E 494199 N 5865050
Quick Description: A statue of Hercules that was moved from a spot of the edge of the nearby forest because it became overgrown. Hercules is the Roman/Greek demigod Heracles, son of Jupiter (the Roman equivalent of Zeus). He has an entire constellation named after him.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/16/2011 8:38:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMC20J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The name Origin:-

In Roman works of art and in Renaissance and post-Renaissance art that adapts Roman iconography, Hercules can be identified by his attributes, the lion skin and the gnarled club (his favorite weapon): in mosaic he is shown tanned bronze, a virile aspect.

Hercules was the illegitimate son of Zeus and Alcmene, the wisest and most beautiful of all mortal women. Hera was enraged at Zeus for his infidelity with Alcmene, and even more so that he placed the infant Hercules at Hera's breast as she slept and allowed Hercules to feed, which caused Hercules to be partially immortal, thus, allowing him to surpass all mortal men in strength, size and skill.

However, Hera still held a spiteful grudge against Hercules and sent Hercules into a blind frenzy, in which he killed all of his children. When Hercules regained his sanity, he sought out the Oracle at Delphi in the hope of making atonement.

The Oracle ordered Hercules to serve Eurystheus, king of Mycenae, who sent him on a series of tasks known as the Labors of Hercules. These tasks are told in this order. To kill the Nemean lion. To destroy the Lernaean Hydra. To capture Cernean hind alive. To trap the Erymanthian boar. To clean the Augean stables. To get rid of the Stymphalen birds. To capture the Cretan bull.

To round up the mares of Diomeds. To fetch Hippolyte's girdle, or belt. To fetch the cattle of Geron. To fetch the golden apples of the Hesprides. To bring Cerberus from Tartarus. While he was a champion and a great warrior, he was not above cheating and using any unfair trick to his advantage. However, he was renowned as having "made the world safe for mankind" by destroying many dangerous monsters

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The Object the name is given to:-

This constellation sits between Corona Borealis to the west and Lyra to the east. Find Hercules from the familiar, distinctive "U" shape of Corona Borealis.

From there, it's just a couple of degrees to the east. Once there, the constellation of Hercules is made up of many reasonably bright stars. It coordinates are:- 17h 00m 00s, +30° 00' 00

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Celestial Body: Constellation

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