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Hydra
Hydra

Type

Myth

Status

Dragon

Group

Beasts

Diet

Meat

Behavior

The Protector of the The Golden Fleece

Weaknesses

Jason and other humans.

One of the Greek Gods powerful servants and deadly creature. It was tasked with protecting the Golden Fleece from invaders and was known for it's ferocious tenacity. In Greek Mythology it was the Second Task of Hercules Twelve Labors. It is one of the more well known Greek Myths due to abundance of references from popular culture.

DescriptionEdit

At some point in time the Gods needed a guardian to protect the Golden Fleece and elected the Hydra. It served the Gods well killing anyone foolish enough to attack its lair unprepared. The Hydra is often described as a multi-headed reptile in the myth with poisonous blood, breath and even the trail it leaves behind is deadly. The creature is also depicted with legs in most sources however in Jason and the Argonauts it has a more serpentine body. Another one of the it's most famous ability to grow heads is not touched upon during the film.

TrivaEdit

  • Ray Harryhausen stated this was one of the harder models to work with due to the numerous heads.

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