Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Heracles Fighting Cerberus

There are a lot of sculptures in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. This one shows Heracles, the greatest hero in Greek mythology, fighting Cerberus, the three-headed hound which guarded the entrance to Hades, as well as the personified Vices, while beneath his feet lies the defeated Hydra, a many-headed water-snake.

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