The Labors of Hercules: Hercules Dragging Cerberus from the Underworld

Engraving | 1545

Hans Sebald Beham

Hercules descended into Hades, the underworld, to bring back Cerberus, the three-headed dog who guards the entrance. Pluto, god of the underworld, agreed to let Hercules take Cerberus as long as he used no weapons. In this version of the scene, Hercu...
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