What is the nickname of the constellation Hercules?

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According to Mexican Skies, the modern nickname of the constellation Hercules is the Strongman. In ancient Greece, the constellation was called the Kneeling One, states the Peoria Astronomical Society.

The Hercules constellation was named after Hercules, the Roman name for the Greek hero Heracles. Heracles was assigned his name in honor of Hera, the god of women, childbirth and marriage and queen of the heavens.

The constellation is seen in the spring in the northern skies, as the figure of a kneeling Hercules, according to Windows to the Universe. The constellations of Leo, Hydra and the Crab come from the same mythology and were defeated by Hercules as part of his legendary twelve labors, states the Department of Astronomy of the University of Wisconsin.

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Hercules (The Son of Zeus)
Hercules first becomes visible in the east in April, and works his way high across the night sky through October. From the southern hemisphere, he appears low in the north. Four relatively bright stars form what is commonly known as the Keystone... More »
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