And I am back for the next task that Heracles had to complete. When we last left our hero, he returned to Eurystheus wearing the hide of the Nemean Lion as a cloak. Terrified, Eurystheus sent Heracles on his next quest, to slay the deadly Lernaean Hydra.
I'll be back
The beast lived in the swampy cave where the Amymone spring lied, by lake Lerna. This location has some significance since it is south of Argos, a city holy to Hera, and this becomes a running theme with the Labors of Heracles. Accompanying Herc was his nephew, Iolaus and they both searched the swamps of Lerna for the cave of the seven headed serpent.
Sweet Cthulhu, someone must have poisoned the swamp
Finally they found the cave in which the serpent hid. Heracles coaxed the monster out by firing arrows at it. The horrible abomination left it's slimy cave and attacked Heracles. The beast's poison could kill in seconds, so Herc had to be careful not to get bit.
Why won't you DIE?!