Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ἡρακλῆς(Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Means "glory of Hera" from the name of the goddess HERA combined with Greek κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a hero in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. After being driven insane by Hera and killing his own children, Herakles completed twelve labours in order to atone for his crime and become immortal.
Statue depicting Heracles and the Lion of Nemea ©
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Entry updated May 29, 2020