, 1st century, AD, p.29.] This constellation is said to represent the Roman Hercules, Greek Herakles, who was the greatest of the Greek heroes and famous for his twelve labors.
As an infant Hercules strangled two serpents sent by Juno to kill him as he lay asleep in his cradle.
It is suggested that the two serpents represent the the Lunar Nodes.
He died on a funeral pyre, became a god, and ascended to Mount Olympus to join the other gods.
Engonasin is a Greek title for Hercules, with Roman writers translating it Geniculator or Geniculatus; these terms meaning 'the Kneeling Man'.
Engonasi, from , 'on his knees" [Valpy, p.136].
See this webpage on Roman Hercules, and this webpage on Greek Heracles, for the mythology associated with Hercules.
The name Hercules is from a Latin translation of Greek Herakles.
Herakles' name is translated 'the glory of Hera' or 'the fame of Hera', the prefix of his name relates to , variously translated; 'to listen', 'to hear oneself called', 'to be spoken of', 'called upon'.
The second element in Hercules' name comes from the Indo-European root *, to praise, tell), cliometrics (the systematic use of economic theory and econometric techniques to study economic history), Hercules (from Greek Herakles), sarod (a many-stringed lute of northern India that is played with a plectrum), Clovis (relating to a prehistoric human culture in North America from about 12,000 to 9,000 B. [see Wordnik] Heracles was the son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, Alcmene, whom Zeus visited in the form of her husband, Amphitryon.
C., distinguished by sharp fluted projectile points made of chalcedony or obsidian). Early in life Herakles was called Alcaeus, or Alcides, after his mother Alcmene, the name Heracles came later.
Heracles comes from - in his name refers to Hera (Roman Juno), wife of Zeus (Roman Jupiter).