Erymanthian boar


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Erymanthian boar

(ĕrĭmăn`thēən), in Greek mythology, a huge boar that ravaged the environs of Mt. Erymanthos. As his third labor, Hercules captured it by chasing it into deep snow and binding it with heavy chains.

Erymanthian boar

Hercules’ fourth Labor: to take this ravaging beast alive. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
See: Quarry

Erymanthian boar

ravaged Arcadian countryside until capture by Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 523]
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Hercules' capture of the Erymanthian Boar, a tempting subject for artists, has been immortalized on coins and amphora; on a Roman sarcophagus; in paintings, films, and sketches; and through myriad sculptures.
For instance, the Erymanthian Boar could have felled Hercules via microbiology instead of muscle and tusk.
Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar [cited 2016 Apr 18].
Labors of Heracles by Mythical Arrangement Nemean Lion Lernaean Hydra Ceryneian Hind Erymanthian Boar Stables of Augeias Stymphalian Birds Cretan Bull Mares of Diomedes Hippolyte's Girdle Cattle of Geryon Apples of the Hesperides Capture of Cerberus Figure 7.
Hercules captured the Erymanthian boar in his third labor and brought it back on his shoulders.