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Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra


Carole Raddato
published on 28 July 2014
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Hydria (ceramic water container) depicting Heracles killing 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 at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)

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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, July 28). Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 28, 2014.

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Raddato, Carole. "Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Jul 2014. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

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