Hercules then went out to kill the lion as his uncle had given
him this task that he had to complete. He entered the forest and soon before him appeared the
vicious lion. The lion began to growl and showed Hercules his fierce
teeth, but Hercules was not afraid.
Hercules attacked the lion throwing at it two arrows, but the
skin of the lion was so thick that it did not even pierce its' hide! Hercules
then ran to the lion before it could attack him and began to hit it across the
head. The lion became startled and ran away in fear into a cave, that had
Hercules then ran to the other side of the cave and placed a
large bolder in front of one entrance so that the lion could not escape. He then entered
the cave and all he could see was the piercing red eyes of the lion staring him
The lion attacked, but Hercules quickly struck hard at the lions
head. The lion then began to walk backwards dazed at the hard blow it had
received, and tried to escape. However, there would be no escape for the
Lion, Hercules grabbed it by the throat and chocked it to death.
Hercules then skinned the lion, taking its' hide and wearing
it. He returned to Euristhea's palace wearing the hide of the lion, and all
the people of Nemea could not believe the unbelievable feat Hercules had accomplished.
The people of Nemea proclaimed Hercules their hero as he had
finally rid Nemea of the horrid beast. Upon seeing Hercules return his uncle was struck with
such fear and awe at what Hercules had accomplished that he jumped into a large earthen
cask to avoid him!