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Lernaean Hydra

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So poisonous it's tracks were deadly, and having the ability to regrow two heads for every one destroyed (although one was immortal), the Hydra was a formidable monster that lived in the swamp near Lernae. To make matters worse for any would-be monster slayers, the Hydra had an ally, a giant crab.

Despite being seemingly impossible, Hercules and his nephew Iolaos were able to slay the monsters (and safely buried the immortal Hydra head under a rock). Although unable to kill the heroes, Hera rewarded the Hydra and Crab for their efforts by placing them in the heavens as the constellations Hydra and Cancer.

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DOTB18's avatar
"WILL YOU FORGET THE HEAD SLICING THING!!!"
Bake-kujira's avatar
I like the "shedding skin" look of the newly grown heads.
MonstersandMayhem's avatar
these are some messed up kids...
scribedeamon's avatar
so much inbreeding
Rasec-Wizzlbang's avatar
Rasec-WizzlbangHobbyist General Artist
How can its footprints be deadly?

It doesn't have feet...
TheFlamingPickle's avatar
It was covered in poison so potent that it killed on contact.
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no, but..

It doesn't have feet! look at it! How can it leave footprints?:iconwhutplz:
TheFlamingPickle's avatar
Well, not footprints, per se, but it would leave a trail, which would be covered in the above-mentioned poison.
jaredludy15's avatar
maybe it has extremely tiny goofy lookin' feet hidden behind the spoked fin n his tail
Kamaelion's avatar
Silly Rasec, all serpents, especially males, have remnants of feet... in mating spurs
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Rasec-WizzlbangHobbyist General Artist
I don't think the Hydra can be classified as a normal serpent...
Kamaelion's avatar
Well, it is still the Greeks, so sex was going to turn up at some point if Herakles didn't off it
Monster-Man-08's avatar
:O


...Same way Muk does, I guess. :p
Monster-Man-08's avatar
Finding the (deadly) footprints of a footless monster... an impossible task fit for Hercules.
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