Yes I'm back and I think it's a good time to introduce to you the famous burdens that Heracles had to face in order to receive redemption for his past actions. What did he do you might ask? Well his bitch of a stepmother caused him to go mad and kill his wife and two kids. He was then forced to complete ten tasks, I'll explain later, for his half-brother Eutystheus, king of Tityns and favored by Hera. Heracles first task was to kill the Nemean lion, a beast that could not be killed by any weapon.
I'll do it
So Heracles set off to the land of Nemea to stalk for the man-eater, he walked to the town of Cleonae where met a shepherd who lost his son to the monster. He told Heracles that if Heracles came back in 30 days, he would sacrifice a ram for Zeus, but if Heracles did not return he would sacrifice the ram for Heracles. And so Heracles departed and searched the cave in which the beast lived in.
It's like this only 100x more scary looking
Heracles finally caught sight of the monstrous lion and strung his bow to fire raining death on the beast, but there was a little problem, the Lion's hide was impenetrable to any mortal weapon. So Heracles did the next best thing as the beast charged at him, pulled out a club, and by that I mean he uprooted the nearest tree and began whailing it at the lion, stunning, but not killing it. How Heracles killed the beast is so epic it would make any man cry in awe.
Heracles: Manly enough to take on an lion nude
Heracles ran up to the stun beast and began strangle the lion, how was he able to do this? Well Heracles was said to be a giant like most heroes in antiquity and because of this was able to wrap his arms around the monster and strangle it to death. Finally the beast drew it's last breath and Heracles was victorious. It was then that Heracles wanted to make a pelt out of the lion, but everything he tried to use to skin the beast was ineffective. Heracles then ripped off one of the monsters claws and used that as an knife and was finally able to make a pelt of the beast.
Suck it PETA!