Hydra in Nyzul Isle
Hydra Special Attacks
In Greek mythology, the Lernean Hydra was the offspring of the monster Echidna and the Titan Typhon, and whose siblings included Cerberus (see Cerberus), the Chimaera (see Khimaira), and the Nemean Lion (see Nemean Lion). It was described as having up to nine venomous heads, and the ability to regenerate two heads if one is cut off which, when combined with the fact that one of its heads is immortal, allowed it to be a formidable opponent.
For his second labor given to him by the king Eurystheus, Heracles (Hercules) was sent to the creature's home in the swamps of Lerna to slay the Hydra. After realizing that simply slicing off its heads wouldn't bring about victory, Heracles had his assistant Iolaus cauterize each stump with a torch to prevent them from regrowing, and then buried the immortal head under a giant boulder, defeating it. He would later use the Hydra's deadly venom by dipping arrowheads into the creature's blood to further add to their deadliness.
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