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Heracles (Hercules) Gossip

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Hercules the grizzly bear was a trained animal actor. He even appeared in the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy (source).

Kevin Sorbo played our hero in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He also voiced Hercules in the God of War III video game.

There's a constellation named after Hercules.

Hercules has a band named after him. It's called Hercules and Love Affair.

Hercules is the name of a town in California.  Come on, you now you want to live there.

The Hercules beetle is super strong (as you might guess).

Kratos, the main character in the God of War video game trilogy, has some striking similarities to Heracles. First of all, he's super strong. Second, they're both mortal sons of Zeus. Third, the gods tricked Kratos into killing his family. Like Heracles, he tries to atone for his crime and becomes a god. Unlike Heracles, he goes on a rampage and kills all of the Olympians.

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