Caricature of a hydra from Greek Mythology. Unlike the historical hydra with only 9 heads, the artist has depicted his hydra as having at least 1,000. A beautiful woman attempts to sooth this savage beast with her song but the author muses that she will most surely meet with a gruesome fate. As far as mythological images go, this one may not be fully accurate in its depiction; it certain is an interesting drawing worthy of being included on Reusable Art.
The author of The Mythological Zoo introduced the children of 1912 to a menagerie full of mythological beasts, heroes and villians. All of them were brought to life by the artist Oliver Herford (1863-1935).
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