Nemean Lion Special Attacks
In Greek mythology, the Nemean Lion was an extremely large and vicious lion, said to be the son of the monster Echidna and the Titan Typhon, and whose siblings included the Lernaean Hydra (see Hydra), Cerberus (see Cerberus), and Chimaera (see Khimaira).
This lion, said to have a hide so thick that no weapon could penetrate it, terrorized the village of Nemea until confronted by the hero Heracles. Assigned the task of killing the lion (the first of his twelve labors) and retrieving his hide by the king Eurystheus, Heracles soon found that his arrows had no effect on the Nemean Lion's hide, merely bouncing off it without inflicting any damage. Eventually he followed the lion to a cave with two entrances and, after blocking off one of the entrances, cornered the beast from the other. Heracles rushed the Nemean Lion and, despite being wounded by the creature's frantic flailing, managed to strangle it to death by crushing its throat between his arms. He then took to skinning the lion by using its own claws, the only objects sharp enough to pierce its hide, and brought it to Eurystheus as sign of his victory.
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