Definition of Nemean lion

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster



Definition of Nemean lion

1. Noun. A mythical lion of ancient Nemea that was invulnerable to attack by weapons and was slain by Hercules as one of his labours. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nemean Lion

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson tumour
Nelumbo lutea
Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbonaceae
Neman
Nemathelminthes
Nematodirella longispiculata
Nematodirus
Nematoidean
Nembutal
Nemea
Nemean
Nemean Games
Nemean Lion
Nemean lion
Nemertea
Nemesis
Nemetic
Nemophila aurita
Nemophila maculata
Nemophila menziesii
Nene
Nenets
Nenetsia
Nentsi
Nentsy
Neo-Charismatic
Neo-Charismatics
Neo-Darwinism

Literary usage of Nemean lion

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1. The Idylls of Theocritus by Theocritus (1901)
"XXV THE SLAYING OF THE nemean lion BY HERACLES HIM then the time-worn swain and faithful ward of the harvest, Ceasing the work of his hands, ..."

2. The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century: Before Christ: an by James Talboys Wheeler (1856)
"HERACLES AND THE nemean lion.—DINNER IN THE VALLEY.—ANCIENT CITY OP MYCEN.S.—GATE OF LIONS AND TREASURY OP ATREUS.—GREAT TEMPLE OF HERA.—ARGOS. ..."

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