Nemean lion(redirected from Leonem Nemaeum)
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Nemean lion(nĭmē`ən), in Greek mythology, an enormous lion, said to be the offspring of Echidna and Typhon. It was invulnerable to all weapons until Hercules, in his first labor, strangled it with his bare hands. He then wore its pelt.
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awesome beast strangled by Hercules as first Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 148]
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