Hercules: Million Dollar Hunk

September 13, 2010

Image Credit: The Circus ‘NO SPIN ZONE’


Identity: One of the four Heroes

Description: Dark, iron-jawed strong-man, usually depicted overpowering a lion or brandishing a club

Symbol: A club

Upright Meanings

Energy. Loyalty. Valour. Ardour. A strong and forceful individual who likes to be in the limelight and to lead others. A go-ahead, fiery, creative personality that does not stagnate.

Reversed Meanings

A quick temper. Pride precipitating a fall. Misdirected energies. An inflated ego. Guilt complexes.

Psychological Comment

The four Hero cards represent people, perhaps the enquirer or someone else answering to the temperament described, who might be imposing a strong influence on the enquirer at the time.  In the personal context, Hercules represents the enquirer’s strength and ability to overcome obstacles and deal with any personality fragmentation that might have resulted from preceding periods of stress and difficulty.

People displaying negative Hercules traits tend to be ‘short fused’ – with themselves, as much as anyone else – and often suffer from mistaken impressions as to how they appear to others. Hercules people will always do their own thing, for better or worse, and if for the latter, they will sustain a nagging guilt until they feel that they have effected recompense to their personal satisfaction. 

~ Words Murry Hope, Olympus: An Experience in Self-Discovery

Image Credit

 Johann Peter Weißmüller; 2 Jun 1904 – 20 Jan 1984 was a Austro-Hungarian-born swimmer and actor, Johnny Weissmuller Weissmuller was one of the world’s best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-sevenworld records.

After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character’s distinctive,ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

How can a guy climb trees, say ‘Me Tarzan, You Jane’, and make a million?
~ Johnny Weissmuller

Further Reading: The Twelve Labors of Hercules by Janet Kane

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