Hercules Inspired Dog Names

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The Legend of Hercules is as old as mankind itself. Roman mythology tells of a demigod who is so hated by his stepmother, Hera, that he is doomed to a life of sorrow. However, Disney created an animated adaptation of the ancient myth for younger audiences. While many of the creatures featured in the Roman tale are also present in the Disney film, the story is much less disheartening. Hera becomes Hercules' mother in the Disney movie, and Zeus' brother Hades becomes Hercules' antagonist. Although Hades wishes to rid the world of Hercules, our hero will find a way to outwit his evil uncle.

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Hercules Inspired Dog Name Considerations

What type of dog is suited to a name inspired by the movie Hercules?  The most predominant feature of our hero is his superhuman strength. Therefore, dogs reputed to be very strong are deserving of a Hercules inspired name. Dogs such as the Bull Mastiff, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Doberman Pinscher, the Rottweiler, and the Siberian Husky (or Alaskan Malamute) are all extremely strong dogs. The Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman, and the Rottweiler are all known for their propensity for herding cattle over long distances. Unfortunately, over time, most of the aforementioned dog breeds have been a fighting dog at some point in time. However, this bleak point in their histories points to the extreme strength of these breeds. 

Hercules proves to be quite a heroic figure in the Disney adaptation of his story. However, this is not to say that the Hercules of Roman mythology was any less a hero. The traditional Hercules was bound by honor, which made him heroic. Even though he made many mistakes throughout his life, he always tried to rectify those issues. The Hercules of the Disney movie must prove he is heroic by fighting for what is right, including rescuing two young boys and later, Meg (Hercules' love interest). 

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