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Hercules

 

Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, was celebrated in Greek mythology for his great strength. He was especially famous for the 12 "Herculean" tasks or "labors" imposed on him as a result of the hatred of Hera, Zeus' jealous wife.

 

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Originally named Quinsigamond (q.v.). Name changed to Hercules 15 June 1869; changed again to Oregon 10 August 1869.