The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules

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Carole Raddato
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published on 17 December 2014
The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules

Hydria (ceramic water container) with Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra (an ancient serpent-like water monster), from Etruria, attributed to the Painter of Aquila, 530-500 BCE.
(Photo taken at the "Monsters. Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth" exhibition, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, December 17). The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3359/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3359/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2014. Web. 15 Sep 2019.

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