Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion - Ancient Greece
 
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Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion
 
 
Hercules slaying the Nemean lion.

An early Greek vase painting.

At the left are shown the nymph or local goddess Nemea, and Jolaus, the brother and companion of Hercules, holding the hero's club; at the right, the goddess Minerva and the god Mercury, watching the combat.

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