The Labors of Hercules: Hercules Killing the Lernean Hydra

Engraving | 1545

Hans Sebald Beham

Hercules and his nephew Iolaus work together to defeat the multiheaded hydra of Lerna. To stop the hydra from regrowing its heads, Iolaus torches each neck as Hercules removes the head with his club. Meanwhile, a lobster aids the hydra by attacking H...
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