Lernean Hydra

   From Greek mythology, this serpent usually had nine heads. If one head is cut off, two grow to replace it. Hercules slew the monster by having Iolaus, his charioteer, burn the stump as soon as a head was cut off. This prevented new heads from growing. This was Hercules second labor.

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