The Nemean Lion Picture

Here's another favorite creature from Greek Mythology, the infamous Nemean Lion! This creature was a lion-like monster that lived in Nemea. It was said that lions aren't really a part of Greek fauna, but according to Herodotus, lions were present in Ancient Greece until they went extinct in 100 BC. It was usually considered to be the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It was also believed that it could alternatively born from the Chimera(a hybrid of a lioness, a female goat, and a snake). It was a feared monster that was sent to Nemea to terrorize everyone who lived in the city. The monster couldn't be killed by mere mortals because it's golden fur made in impervious to any attacks made by them. It's claws were also said to be so razor sharp, that they could pierce through armor. The Nemean Lion was a threat to the people who lived in Nemea until it was eventually killed by Hercules. For my version of the Nemean Lion, I based this one off of the recent 2014 adaptation of Hercules.
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