Friday, August 08, 2008

Henry IV, King of France, standing over Hydra

engraving, 16th - 17th century.


Anonymous said...

Goodness, the Hydra's so small and cute... It has Chihuahua heads!

Aeron said...

Yeah, that's probably how they became such a nuisance in the old days. People would get them as pets at the smaller size and then flush them when they didn't want them anymore. Then they end up in the sewers of the underworld, grow bigger, and cause all sorts of problems, especially for Hercules.