Friday, April 13, 2012

Lernaen Hydra

Okay - What I like about this creature is it  is a nine headed monster guarding the gate to the Underworld. In fantasy there are always quests and tasks to be completed. While Whispers isn't THAT kind of fantasy I kind of liked this creature. Helps that this artist's rendition looks like a dragon--I like dragons.

Slaying this beastie was one of Hercules' tasks, but becuase he brought a friend it pissed off a Goddess and so the task didn't count any more... wait, what? Maybe you're a Goddess, but that's just not fair.

Did I mention that it had razor sharp fangs filled with poison AND that when you cut off one head it grew back and brought a friend?  (Kind of like plucking a grey hair--don't try that at home folks;)  AND one of the heads was immortal...IMMORTAL and he killed it anyway.  Wait, what?  Dead immortal....hmmm.