"most masculine person and mien; which latter had as much in them of the Hercules"

Heracles and the Hydra
Public DomainHeracles and the Hydra - Credit: Guido Reni, 1620
Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek demigod Haracles, who was the son of Zeus (Jupiter for the Romans) and the mortal Alcmene. He is famous for his strength and his adventures.