Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous adventures. Hercules is the roman name but in Greek he is called “Heracles”. He is called Hercules because they say it’s better. Hercules is a character from the Ancient Greco-Roman mythology. He is the son of Zeus, the king of Ancient Greco-Roman gods, and the mortal Alecmena. When his wife, Hera, found out, she went insane and summoned a pair of snakes to kill baby Hercules. Hercules, however, being strong even as a baby, crushed the snakes with his bare hands. When he got older, he left Olympus to live among the mortals. However, in order to prove himself worthy of being the people’s champoion, he had to perform twelve tasks. He suceeded in all of the tasks, and the legend says he remains as a savior to all Ancient Greco-Roman people.