22. Second Labour: the Lernean Hydra
22\. Second Labour: the Lernean Hydra
22\. Tweede Arbeid: de Lernean Hydra
22\. Segundo Trabalho: a Hidra Lerneana
Paulo post iussus est ab Eurystheo Hydram necare.
A little after he was ordered to kill the Hydra by Eurystheus.
Hoc autem monstrum erat cui novem erant capita.
This, however, they were the heads of the nine to whom he was a monster.
Hercules igitur cum amico Iolao profectus est ad paludem Lernaeam, in qua Hydra habitabat.
It is, therefore, set out to the marsh with a friend lolao a Lernaean Hercules, Hydra, in which he was living.
Mox monstrum invenit, et quamquam res erat magni periculi, collum eius sinistra prehendit.
Soon finds a monster, and although it was a big risk, neck and left hand.
Tum dextra capita novem abscidere coepit; quotiens tamen hoc fecerat, nova capita exoriebantur.
Then, on the right, and began to cut away the heads of the nine; However, often this is done, the new head of exoriebantur.
Diu frustra laborabat; tandem hoc conatu destitit.
For a long time he labored in vain; This last attempt.
Deinde arbores succidere et ignem accendere constituit.
Next, setting fire to the trees, to cut down, and fire, and made him.
Hoc celeriter fecit, et postquam ligna ignem comprehenderunt, face ardente colla adussit, unde capita exoriebantur.
This made quickly, and after the timber caught fire, burning torches neck race, which heads exoriebantur.
Nec tamen sine magno labore haec fecit; venit enim auxilio Hydrae cancer ingens, qui, dum Hercules capita abscidit, crura eius mordebat.
Nor, however, did he do these things without great exertion; For there came to the aid of Hydra a great crab, who, while Hercules cut off the heads, bit his legs.
Postquam monstrum tali modo interfecit, sagittas suas sanguine eius imbuit, itaque mortiferas reddidit.
After he slew the monster in such a manner, he showered his arrows with his blood, and therefore rendered them lethal.