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The Nemean Lion was one of the monstrous offspring of Typhon and Echidna. With an impenetrabe hide that protected it from all weapons, the lion terrorized the people of Nemea, south of Corinth. Its rein of terror was brought to an end by Herakles, however, who was ordered to kill it as the first of his twelve labors. In spite of its near invulnerability, Herakles managed to dispatch the beast by strangling it with his bare hands. He then removed its hide, which served him as armor for the remainder of his adventures. The Nemean Lion's siblings: Cerberus, Chimera, the Eagle of Prometheus, Hydra, Nemean Lion, The Sphinx, and Orthrus.

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