Hercules - Zurich, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 47° 22.449 E 008° 32.315
32T E 465165 N 5246846
Quick Description: This fountain and sculpture are located at the intersection of Bahnhofstrasse and Oetenbachgasse in Zurich.
Date Posted: 1/16/2015 6:19:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMN82V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This sculpture of Hercules is recognizable by the lion skin that he almost always carries. It is set on a column beside a fountain.
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Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures.

The Romans adapted the Greek hero's iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In later Western art and literature and in popular culture, Hercules is more commonly used than Heracles as the name of the hero. Hercules was a multifaceted figure with contradictory characteristics, which enabled later artists and writers to pick and choose how to represent him. This article provides an introduction to representations of Hercules in the later tradition."
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 2000 BC

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Epic Type: Not listed

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Metro2 visited Hercules  -  Zurich, Switzerland 9/19/2013 Metro2 visited it