The Labors of Heracles
Episode 2: The Lernean Hydra
He soon found that bashing the Hydra’s heads with his club did not do much good. Whenever a head was knocked out, it immediately grew back again. Time for a cunning plan.
Being somewhat swampy, Iolaus was able to gather reeds and twist them into firebrands. With a bit of ignition, they tried a slash-and-burn technique with great success. Cauterization seemed to do the trick where new heads were concerned and the monster was soon dispatched.
However, there was one left-over lopped-off head which refused to die. So Heracles buried it and hoped no-one would notice.
Not one to waste anything, he dipped some of his arrowheads in pools of Hydra’s left-over venom. This made them very deadly indeed. One day he would regret doing that.
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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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