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Hydra -- from Greek mythology
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The Aeneid
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  • Before the passage, horrid Hydra stands, And Briareus with all his hundred hands; Gorgons, Geryon with his triple frame; And vain Chimaera vomits empty flame.
  • More formidable Hydra stands within, Whose jaws with iron teeth severely grin.
  • Proud of his steeds, he smokes along the field; His father’s hydra fills his ample shield: A hundred serpents hiss about the brims; The son of Hercules he justly seems By his broad shoulders and gigantic limbs; Of heav’nly part, and part of earthly blood, A mortal woman mixing with a god.

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  • The Hydra’s heads would only stop multiplying if we burned the stumps before they regrew.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • They were blackened and caved, mouths agape, eyes boiled shut, melted and pooled together in the gutter like some hydra-headed horror.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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