Antonio Tempesta | Hercules and the Nemean Lion: Hercules grasps the front right leg of the lion, which lifts its snout upward, in the middle ground Hercules pulls the skin from the lion's corpse, from the series 'The Labors of Hercules' | The Met
The Golden Apples in the Garden of Hesperides - Greek mythology has it that the eleventh task Hercules had to perform was to get some golden apples from a garden guarded by a 100 headed dragon and some nymphs called the Hesperides.
From a Liebig trad carde - Labours of Heracles. As a third labour Heracles was ordered to bring the Cerynitian hind alive to Mycenae. This hind had golden horns, and was sacred to Artemis. Therefore Heracles did not wish to wound it, but he nevertheless shot it just as it was about to cross a river. He then caught it and hastened through Arcadia towards Mycenae. Tags: hercules, heracles, herakles, cerynitian hind, artemis, diana,