MEANING: noun: A man of extraordinary strength or size.

ETYMOLOGY: After Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene in Greek mythology. Hercules performed many feats requiring extraordinary strength and effort, such as cleaning the Augean stables. He also slew the monster Hydra. Earliest documented use: 1567. Also see herculean.

HERULES - Vive le Roi!

HERJULES - the royal diamonds and emeralds

HERCULESS - Dame Agatha without her renowned Belgian detective

HERCUES - Even after losing everything in a disastrous fire, the renowned actress never missed these