Hydra fighting Heracles, Paestan black-figure hydra, ca.6th BC | J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu (Paestan vase painting was a style of vase painting associated with Paestum, a Campanian city in Italy founded by Greek colonists. Paestan vase painting is one of five regional styles of South Italian red-figure vase painting.)
Greek Mythology: The Drakones of Medea were a pair of winged, serpentine Drakones which drew the flying chariot of the witch Medea. She summoned them to escape from Korinthos following the murder of King Kreon, his daughter Kreousa and her own children by Jason.
Clay relief plaque. Berlin Antikensammlung.In mythology the son of Ares and Althaea. He leads the team of heroes against the Calydonian Boar, and kills it. He awards the spoils to Atalanta, to the annoyance of his uncles. They persuade Althaea to destroy the firebrand on which his life depended. He appears in art mainly in the Boar hunt, and with Atalanta, or dying.
Thetis, the sea-goddess, riding a Hippocamp | Greek vase, Apulian red figure pelike c 420 BC. The hippocampus was a hybrid monster, a fish-tailed horse.
In Celtic mythology, Arduinna (also Arduina, Arduinnae or Arduinne) was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar (primarily in the present-day regions of Belgium and Luxembourg). Her cult originated in what is today known as Ardennes, a region of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was later assimilated into the Gallo-Roman mythology of godde ss Diana.
Late Iron Age or very early Roman bronze figurine of a boar. The boar was an important symbol in both Celtic and Classical mythology, and is known on the Lincolnshire Witham shield and on silver Iron Age coinage. This realistic free-standing statuette was probably made as a votive offering. Found at Rothwell Top.
birdsofrhiannon: In Celtic mythology, Arduinna was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. Her cult originated in what is today known as Ardennes, a region of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was later assimilated into the Gallo-Roman mythology of goddess Diana. § illustration: Arduinna by CyrilBarreaux