The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules

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Carole Raddato
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published on 17 December 2014
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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)

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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. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3359/the-lernaean-hydra--hercules/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3359/the-lernaean-hydra--hercules/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Lernaean Hydra & Hercules." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2014. Web. 25 Oct 2021.