A surname of Heracles, which he received from the town of Thasus, where he was particularly venerated. Under this name he had a temple at Tyrus. The Thasian Heracles was the same as the one venerated by the Tyrians, but after they were included among the Greeks, the Thasians adopted the worship of Heracles the son of Amphitryon.

A bronze statue of the Thasian Heracles, ten cubits in height, stood at Olympia. He held a club in his right hand and a bow in his left.



  • Herodotus. Euterpe ii, 44.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 25.12.