Day: May 4, 2016

What does ‘hydra-headed evils’ mean and from where does it originate?

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Culture

The reference is to the Lernaean Hydra, a legendary monster in Greek Mythology that Hercules killed.  The Hydra was a snake-like monster with many heads; and if you cut off one head, two more would grow in its place. As Nikos Tsiforos‘ humorous retelling of Greek Mythology put it, Hercules’ reaction when he observed this […]