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"Heracles destroying the Lernean Hydra" (details from "Detail "Hydra and Hercules"") (see related A | B | C | D) Louvre Museum, Paris, France

This is one of five compositions illustrating some of the 12 labors of Hercules - the above shows Heracles destroying the nine headed Lernean Hydra.

NOTE: multi-cephalic reptiles have been noted repeatedly. Among mammals and humans this malformation (twinning or duplication of the body axis) is mostly lethal. "Siamese" or conjoined twins are called "cephalopagus" if fused at the "cephalon" or "caput". "Pagus" points to "pago and apego" which today in Spanish may be used to described "attachement" to the home land or in general. 

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