This is a modern depiction of the battle between Hercules and the Nemean lion. Even today, the myth shows up in modern art. There is no artistic credit available, other than it was created by Weta Workshop.

This is another one of Typhon's children called the Nemean Lion. Its hide was impenetrable which allowed him to rule his territory with fear. Until Hercules came and slayed him as one of his chores to become a God.

This picture is a great illustration showing the battle between Hercules and the Nemean Lion. This was one of Hercules first big battles (after killing his two sons). Hercules would then take the lion skin and head and wear it proudly. He is shown in several paintings and sculptures with this image. Peter Paul Rubens illustrates the battle between Hercules and the Nemean Lion.

The Nemean Lion

Hercules Fighting the Nemean Lion, Peter Paul Rubens: Badass work.I only wish he had painted Hercules on the cat's back, sinking in a Rear-naked instead of a Guillotine.

LEO- the Nemean Lion that was slayed by Heracles.To mark this achievement for eternity,Zeus put the lion on the universe

LEO- the Nemean Lion that was slayed by Heracles.To mark this achievement for eternity,Zeus put the lion on the universe

Campana relief with Hercules fighting the Nemean lion. Roman, 50 BC-50 Restored

Campana Relief with Hercules Fighting the Nemean Lion -- Roman -- 50 CE (Restored)

The Nemean  lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Heracles. It could not be killed with mortals' weapons because its  fur was  impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortals' swords and could cut through any armor.  Nowadays lions are not part of the Greek fauna (or the fauna of Europe). However according to Herodotus, lion populations were extant in Ancient Greece, until around 100 BC when they were extinct. The lion is…

Nemean Lion (Greek) - An enormous monstrous lion with a skin so tough that no weapon can penetrate it. Its thick black manes are covered in arrows and other weapons. Nemean Lions are also known as Golden Lions or Dire Lions, the best way to kill them is t

Hercules/Heracles & The Nemean Lion, by Peter Connolly. (Labours of Heracles /Apollodorus/user: Aethon)

(detail) Hercules/Heracles & The Nemean Lion, by Peter Connolly. (The Labors of Heracles/Eurystheus/Apollodorus/Greek Legends)

Heracles and the Nemean Lion by Bill-Con on deviantART. Tags: heracles, herakles, hercules, nemean lions, monsters,

Pencil: & HB Mechanical pencil: HB Erasser: Maped Gom & Grip (Faber-Castell) Charcoal Paintings Heracles and the Nemean Lion

Heracles amd the Nemean Lion, BM B621

Detail of an Attic white-ground/black-figured oinochoe (wine pitcher) depicting Hercules wrestling the Nemean lion, BC. The British Museum, London.

Leo Tattoo ♌- The astrological symbol of Leo, the constellation of the lion. In Greek mythology, it represents the Nemean lion Hercules was forced to kill as the first of his 12 labors. The lion was fiercer, stronger, and larger than all the other lions, and killed anything that came near it. It was immune to metal, wood, and stone. Meaning Hercules had to kill it with his own bare hands. △- The symbol for the element of fire. Other fire signs include Aries and Sagittarius. ☼- The sun, Leo’

Leo Tattoo Leo Tattoo♌- The astrological symbol of Leo, the constellation of the lion. In Greek mythology, it represents the Nemean lion Hercules was forced to kill as the first of his 12 labors.

Echidna was called the mother of all monsters, but really she was only the mother of about six of them: the dragon that guarded the Golden Apples of Hesperos, the Hydra, the Chimaera, Orthus (a hell-dog), and Cerberus, the Crommyonian Sow, the Caucasus Eagle (that's the one that kept eating Prometheus' liver every day), and by her son Orthus she mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion. By Virginie Ropars

Virginie Ropars calls her dolls fairies… but they seems aliens to me. Beautiful nevertheless.

The first labour of Herucles was to kill the invulnerable lion, which he did my strangling it. He then wore the skin before eventually presenting it to the King. (For the full story follow the link.)

Hercules wearing the lion skin. Boston Attic bilingual amphora, ca. Photograph courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Hercules With Nemean Lion With Plinth Ltl-Nr

Hercules With Nemean Lion With Plinth Ltl-Nr

Design Toscano Hercules with Nemean Lion Pelt Garden Statue with Plinth

Hercules with Nemean Lion Home Decor Statues Only Ltl-Nr

Hercules with Nemean Lion Home Decor Statues Only Ltl-Nr

Hercules with Nemean Lion Pelt Garden Statue

Golden Lion (Beast)(Large) – The pelt of the Golden Lion is legendary, many heroes try to find one and test themselves by killing one of these golden skinned lions, but there is a catch, no weapon can pierce the skin of these creatures and the only way to kill one is to strangle it or to pierce their eyes or maws, and so only the most powerful warriors or skilled rangers make a chance against them. These are the Nemean Lions from legends and their manes are covered with arrows. (Greek)

Golden Lion (Beast)(Large) – The pelt of the Golden Lion is legendary, many heroes try to find one and test themselves by killing one of these golden skinned lions, but there is a catch, no weapon can pierce the skin of these creatures and the only way to kill one is to strangle it or to pierce their eyes or maws, and so only the most powerful warriors or skilled rangers make a chance against them. These are the Nemean Lions from legends and their manes are covered with arrows. (Greek)

Front panel from a sarcophagus with the Labours of Heracles: from left to right, the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Erymanthian Boar, the Ceryneian Hind, the Stymphalian birds, the Girdle of Hippolyta, the Augean stables, the Cretan Bull and the Mares of Diomedes. Luni marble, Roman artwork from the middle 3rd century CE.

Perfectly Chaotic Labors of Hercules (Sarcophagus) Front panel from a sarcophagus with the Labours of Heracles: from left to right, the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Erymanthian Boar, the.

Herakles, known more frequently by the Roman version of his name, Hercules, is the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. He is the most loathed by Hera, who causes him to go mad and kill his family. To atone for his crime, the oracle at Delphi tells him to complete ten labors King Eurystheus commands. However, Eurystheus discards two of Hercules' labors because he 'had help,' and thus adds on two more labors - making it twelve labors in all. [the picture is of his first labor - the Nemean…

A comprehensive guide to the ancient Greek hero Heracles, his Twelve Labors and other adventures.

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