Today I continue my epic look at Heracles 12 tasks. After capturing the Ceryneian Hind and subsequently releasing it right in the face of Eurystheus, Heracles was tasked to capture the Erymanthian Boar, a ferocious beast that killed Adonis (lover of Aphrodite) that lived on Mount Erymanthos. So with his mission given Heracles began his trek for the Boar.
Boar I'm going to fuck you in the neck! Lul Lul!
Heracles had to travel through the primitive lands of Arcadia. There Herc faced centaurs and accidentally wounded his centaur mentor Chiron with one of his poisoned arrows. But because he was immortal he would have to endure the eternal agony of the Hydra's venom. Chiron was in such pain that he wished to forfeit his immortality to Prometheus.
We gotta break the chains!
You remember Prometheus right? http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/myblogs/entry/dmogm-prometheus
Yeah that's right, the savior of man who was chained to a rock and having a giant vulture eat at his liver for basically all of eternity. But with this situation with Chiron, Zeus gave Heracles permission to break Prometheus out of his punishment. Heracles went up, killed the bird, and broke the bonds that held the Titan. After Heracles did this, Prometheus promised to pay him back for his kindness. But now back to the boar hunt.
Wow he sure is chiseled, thank you I'll be here all week!
Finally reaching Mount Erymanthos Heracles stalked the gigantic boar. When the two confronted each other, the monster chased after Heracles and it was then that he remembered something Chiron told him about confronting the boar. Heracles ran up the snowy Mountain and as the snow drifts got deeper and deeper the boar got more and more immobile. At last the beast was done in by the snow and Heracles was able to bound it.
Holy Shit! WTF!