Greek - A many-headed water monster. Offspring of Typhon and Echidna. This monster lived in the swamp at Lerna and could grow further heads to replace any that were cut off. The number of heads varies from seven to a hundred. It was eventually killed by Hercules, with the help of Iolaus, as his third Labour. At times, called Hydra, Lemnian Serpent, Lemnian Serpent, Lernaean Hydra, Lernaean Hydra, Lemnaean Hydra, Lemnaean Hydra, Mesopotamian Musmahhu, Mesopotamian Musmahhu, Waterlord or Waterlord.

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