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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.
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Hercules’ fourth Labor: to take this ravaging beast alive. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
ravaged Arcadian countryside until capture by Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 523]
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