Hydra Picture

In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient serpent-like chthonic water beast, with reptilian traits 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 and blood so virulent even its tracks were deadly. The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Heracles as the second of his Twelve Labours
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