Nemean lion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nemean lion (Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors
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Usage

In literature:

Does the Nemean Lion begin to bristle?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
We thought it was the Nemean lion, and we have found it is the Augean stable.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
Thus, sir, the Nemean lion met his end, Erewhile the constant curse of beast and man.
"Theocritus" by Theocritus
He killed the Nemean lion.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
It was a representation of Heracles in the act of tearing the jaws of the Nemean Lion.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
Lion, Nemean (ne'-me-an), 238.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Hercules and the Nemean Lion, 87. iii.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
HERACLES AND THE NEMEAN LION.
"Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture" by John Ruskin
The most famous of the former are Hercules and the Nemean Lion, and Atlas supporting the world.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
But he returned the next day, as fresh and untroubled as when he had started, with the hide of the Nemean lion slung over his shoulder.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
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In news:

Heracles wrestles the Nemean Lion in "Leo," part of Tom Kelly's "Zodiac Series" on display at the Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown.
Heracles wrestles the Nemean Lion in "Leo," part of Tom Kelly's " Zodiac Series" on display at the Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown.
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