Hidra de Lerna Picture

En la mitología griega, la Hidra de Lerna era un antiguo y despiadado monstruo acuático con forma de serpiente policéfala (cuyo número va desde 3 o 5 hasta 100 e incluso 10.000 según la fuente) y aliento venenoso a la que Heracles mató en el segundo de sus doce trabajos.


In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient nameless serpent-like water beast (as its name evinces) that possessed many heads — the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint, and for each head cut off it grew two more — and poisonous breath so virulent even her tracks were deadly. The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Heracles as the second of his Twelve Labours. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, though archaeology has borne out the myth that the sacred site was older even than the Mycenaean city of Argos since Lerna was the site of the myth of the Danaids. Beneath the waters was an entrance to the Underworld, and the Hydra was its guardian.

Medium: Ink over Canson paper
Size: 25 x 34 cm
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