Hercules Mythology

Hercules Mythology

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Hercules was the Romanised version of the Greek deity Heracles. A man of great strength: a demi god born in Thebes of Jupiter and a mortal woman. It is possible that the cult of Hercules replaced another similar cult of local Roman/central Italian origin called Semo Sancus. Semo Sancus was son of Iupiter and god of oaths, marriage, hospitality, law and contracts: like Hercules he was avenger of and guardian of oaths.


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