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Is Hercules part of Roman or Greek mythology?

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Th simplest answer: He is a part of both mythologies. To understand this fully you must know that Greek and Roman mythologies are extremely similar. Kind of like cousins (in the same was as the Abrahamic religions are similar). read more

However, in Greek mythology he was originally called Heracles. Zeus did this to appease his wife Hera whom he had once again cheated on. This is a common theme in Greek and Roman mythologies, with sometimes hilarious consequences (including turning one of his lovers into a cow). read more

Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek hero Herakles, the most popular figure from ancient Greek mythology. Hercules was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the mortal woman Alcmene. Zeus, who was always chasing one woman or another, took on the form of Alcmene's husband, Amphitryon, and visited Alcmene one night in her bed, and so Hercules was born a demi-god with incredible strength and stamina. read more

Herakles (Ἡρακλῆς) is a hero in Ancient Greek mythology. Hercules is a hero in Ancient Roman mythology. The figures differ a little bit, but then again, the myths from different areas of Greece/the Roman Empire would differ, too. read more

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