Nemean lion

Greek - A lion killed by Heracles as his first Labour. Offspring of Typhon and Echidna. Some say that this beast was formed from sea-foam by Selene. Heracles strangled the lion with his bare hands since its skin resisted all weapons and wore the skin as armour and the head as a kind of helmet. Others say that this was the skin of the Cithaeronian Lion. Sometimes identified as Nemean lion, Cleonaean lion or Cleonaean lion.

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