The Indian Herculês, Dorsanês, who married Pandæa, and became the progenitor of the Indian kings. Belus is sometimes called “The Indian Herculês.”

The Jewish Herculês, Samson (died B.C. 1152).

The Herculês of the North American Indians, Kwasind (q.v.).

The Russian Herculês, Rustum.

The Swedish Herculês, Starchaterus (first Christian century).

The Herculês of Music, Christoph von Glück (1714–1787).

Herculês Secundus. Commodus, the Roman emperor, gave himself this title. He was a gigantic idiot, who killed 100 lions, and overthrew 1000 gladiators in the amphitheatre (161, 180–192).

Heren-Suge (The), a seven-headed hydra of Basque mythology, like the Deccan cobras.

Herennius, the man who murdero Cicero.

Heretics (Hammer of), Pierre d’Ailly (1350–1425).
John Faber is also called “The Hammer of Heretics,” from the title of one of his works (1470–1541). (See Hammer.)

Heretics (Scientific.)
Feargal bishop of Saltzburg, an Irishman, was denounced as a heretic for asserting the existence of antipodês (*-784).
Galileo, the astronomer, was cast into prison for maintaining the “heretical opinion” that the earth moved round the sun (1564–1642).
Giordano Bruno was burnt alive for maintaining that matter is the mother of all things (1550–1600).

Hereward,, one of the Varangian guard of Alexius Comnenus, emperor of Greece.—Sir W. Scott: Count Robert of Paris (time, Rufus).

Hereward the Wake (or Vigilant), lord of Born, in Lincolnshire. He plundered and burnt the abbey of Peterborough (1070); established his camp in the Isle of Ely, where he was joined by earl Morcar (1071); he was blockaded for three months by William I., but made his escape with some of his followers. This is the name and subject of one of Kingsley’s novels.

Heriot (Master George), goldsmith to James I.; guardian of lady Hermionê.—Sir W. Scott: Fortunes of Nigel (time, James I.).

Herman, a deaf-and-dumb boy, jailer of the dungeon of the Giant’s Mount. Meeting Ulrica, he tries to seize her, when a flash of lightning strikes the bridge on which he stands, and Herman is thrown into the torrent.—Stirling: The Prisener of State (1847).

Herman (Sir), of Goodalricke, one of the preceptors of the Knights Templars.—Sir W.Scott: Ivanhoe (time, Richard I.).

Hermann, the hero of Goethe’s poem Hermann und Dorothea. Goethe tells us that the object of this poem is to “show, as in a mirror, the great movements and changes of the world’s stage.”

Hermaphrodite (4 syl.), son of Venus and Mercury. At the age of 15, he bathed in a fountain of Caria, when Salmacis, the fountain nymph, fell in love with him, and prayed the gods to make the two one body. Her prayers being heard, the two became united into one, but still preserved the double sex.

Not that bright spring where fair Hermaphrodite
Grew into one with wanton Salmasis…
…may dare compare with this.
   —P.Fletcher: The Purple Island, v.(1633).

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