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Hercules – Was He Hindu God Krishna or Vishnu?

It is believed by many scholars that Hercules of Greece was Krishna or Vishnu. The name Hercules is derived from Hari one of the names of Vishnu.

Megasthenes has recorded two gods of India – Hercules of the plains and Dionysius of the mountains, the description resembling Krishna and his elder brother Balarama.

The name Hercules is understood to have been derived from the term Har-Kuul-isa (Heri-cul-eesh), meaning “Lord of the lineage of Hari” – according to linguistic interpretation.

Source – Encyclopedia of Hinduism published by India Heritage Research Foundation.