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Hercules with Lernean Hydra – 31,5 cm

The second labor of Hercules was to kill the Lernean Hydra. From the murky waters of the swamps near a place called Lerna, the hydra would rise up and terrorize the countryside


An imaginative figure of semi-god Hercules killing the Lernean Hydra

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Product description

This statue of Hercules is  a dynamic and powerful depiction of one of Hercules's most famous labors from Greek mythology—his battle with the Lernaean Hydra. This scene, shows Hercules engaged in a fierce combat against the multi-headed serpent, a creature that would regrow two heads for each one that was severed, making the beast nearly invincible. In this portrayal, Hercules is shown in the midst of action, embodying the peak of heroism and physical prowess. With his right hand, he wields a sword, raised high or thrust forward, ready to strike one of the Hydra's menacing heads. His left hand is gripping another head or neck of the Hydra, showcasing his bravery and strength as he attempts to subdue the monster. Draped over his head and shoulders is the skin of the Nemean Lion, another one of his conquests during the twelve labors. This lion's skin serves as both armor and a symbol of his previous triumphs, indicating his invulnerability and heroic status. The lion's head, often depicted as resting atop Hercules's own, frames his face, adding to his ferocious and formidable appearance, as if he's embodying the might and fearlessness of the lion itself. The battle with the Hydra, taking place in the swampy Lernaean lake, was one of Hercules's most challenging labors because of the creature's regenerative ability. According to the myth, Hercules was accompanied by his nephew Iolaus, who helped him by searing the necks with a torch immediately after each head was cut off, preventing them from growing back. This teamwork was crucial for their victory, underscoring themes of ingenuity and cooperation amidst brute strength and valor.

Product details

DIMENSIONS:  31,5 cm


MATERIAL: polyresin


METHOD: molded


PATINA: cold cast bronze


Secure molded styrofoam packaging