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thank you Diana. MissB
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, "Diana K Rosenberg"
> MissB wrote:
> 2) And where can I find more info on the Nemean Lion?
> One of the 12 Labors of Hercules was to slay the Nemean Lion: this
> my book:
> In the Greek myths, Eurystheus, at the bidding of Hera, ordered
> (Hercules) to kill and flay the formidable lion of Nemea as his
> on the path to godhood. An "enormous beast with a pelt proof
> bronze, and stone" (Graves), it was said to be the offspring of
> Heracles arrived at Nemea he found a severely lion-depopulated
> and discovered the creature ambling to its lair bespattered with
> the day's slaughter. He shot off a flight of arrows, but the lion
> yawned. Next he tried his sword on the beast, but it bent like a
> heaving up his great club, he shattered it with a mighty blow on
> muzzle; the lion strolled off into his cave shaking his head, not
> but the singing in his ears. Finally, Heracles tried wrestling with
> beast, and though the lion bit off one of his fingers, Heracles
> head in a mighty grip and choked it to death. After sacrificing to
> trekked the gory carcass back to Mycenae, totally freaking out
> who ordered him henceforth to display the fruits of his labours
> city gates. The strong man still had a problem: how to flay the
beast? In a
> blast of divine inspiration (Uranus transit?) he resolved to use the
> creature's own razor-sharp claws; the pelt became his invulnerable
> and the head his helmet. (Poor terrified Eurystheus ordered his
> forge a brazen urn, and commanded that it be buried beneath the
> Henceforth, whenever Heracles came by, Eurystheus hid in the urn).
> Love, Diana
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