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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The ancient dumping contained other important objects, such as a fine terracotta statuette depicting Hercules as he captures the Erymanthian Boar, and 14 lead bullets which were probably used in the Battle of Mutina in 43 B.