mares of Diomedes


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mares of Diomedes

lived on human flesh; their capture was Hercules’ eighth labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
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Hercules' efforts to dispel the Stymphalian Birds and capture the Mares of Diomedes may have exposed him to zoonoses acquired from birds and equids.
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.
His labors included rounding up the cattle of Geryon and broncobusting the flesh-eating mares of Diomedes.
Only four of the twelve labors are depicted: the Cretan Bull, the Nemean Lion, the Wild Boar of Erymanthus, and the Mares of Diomedes (fig.
The sculptor Gutzon Borglum completed Mares of Diomedes, a tour de force depicting six stampeding wild ponies gaunt from hunger.
In 1904 he won a gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition with a bronze group, The Mares of Diomedes, now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Hercules' eighth labor was to drive away the mares of Diomedes fed on human flesh.