Constellation of LEO
Nemean was located in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. The lion’s tail hair, is a lonely star, which is named Berenice’s lock.
It is thought to be an Alexandrian astrologer named Konon that gave the star its name around 247 B.C.
It was named after queen Berenice’s lock of hair, which she is said to have given her husband Ptolemy III Euergetes, after he had won a battle against the Syrians.
Bronze coin issued by Ptolemy III depicting (obverse) Zeus-Amun and (reverse) the traditional Ptolemaic eagle. Ptolemy III did not issue coins with his own image.
The Name of the Lock might have come about in a little different way.
It is archaeological proven that he was married to a woman named Berenice. She was the daughter of king Magus (king of Cyrenaica), but king Magus was also Ptolemy’s half-uncle.
Ptolemy III apparently also had a sister named Berenice whom was married to Antiochus II in Syria.
Something happened where Ptolemy III was called to Syria to aid his sister, unfortunate the sister and her children were murdered while Ptolemy was on his way.]
One myth about the constellation of Leo goes as:This was The first assignment given to Hercules from king Eurystheus.
With a smirk grin on his face King Eurystheus ordered Hercules to kill the great Lion, which he knew was a giant. We are also told that the Nemean Lion was a gruesome son, of athos and echidnas.
Athos was one of the monster Giants, it was said that Athos threw a mountain at Zeus which landed near Macedonia, This Mountain was the holy peak of Mount Athos.
Echidna (ekhis, meaning "she viper") was the "Mother of All Monsters".
[Theogony, 295-305: the goddess fierce Echidna who is half a nymph with glancing eyes and fair cheeks, and half again a huge snake, great and awful, with speckled skin, eating raw flesh beneath the secret parts of the holy earth. And there she has a cave deep down under a hollow rock far from the deathless gods and mortal men. There, then, did the gods appoint her a glorious house to dwell in: and she keeps guard in Arima beneath the earth, grim Echidna, a nymph who dies not nor grows old all her days.]
Hercules went forth to kill the great Nemean Lion. On the way to Nemea, He meet a farmer named Molorkhos and he spent the night in this house.
Hercules told the old farmer about his assignment, where Molorkhos replied that he would make an offer in his (Hercules’s) name, if he did not return after a month.
Hercules then said that if he did not return after a month, then Molorkhos could make the offer for him, but if he returned, then the offer should be made to the great savior Zeus.
The next morning Molorkhos showed Hercules a long trail that lead all the way to the Lions cage.
Hercules thanked for the help and began his long walk. 15 days later Hercules was some hours away from the Lion’s cave, and yet he heard a great loud sound from the Lion.
He finally reached the cave of the Lion, and was confronted b two entrances.
Hercules made his bow and arrow ready, and then he threw a rock towards the entrances that was closest to him. Immediately the giant Lion jumped out of the cave, Hercules was stunned for a second by the mere sizes of the Lion. Hercules shoot his weapon, again he was stunned when he saw that the arrow just bounced of the Lion’s skin. “What a nice warm and bright amour that skin could be, if Zeus helps me to kill the Lion” Hercules thought. Zeus heard Hercules’ thoughts and he sent forth his warrior daughter Athena, with lightning eyes to help Hercules. She would fill Hercules with new strength and courage he then came out into the open. He rolled a big rock in front of one of the cave entrances. Then he went inside the other entrances and killed the Lion, it is said that Hercules strangled the Giant Lion with ease.
Dating from around 520 - 500 B.C
From Around 525 B.C
The book from 1888 gives this version;Because Hercules was an obedient servant, he always did what he was told, never asking any questions to it. Hercules goes to find the Lion which he does, he tries to kill it with his arrows, but like in the earlier version, the arrows bounces of the Lion’s skin. Hercules then chases the Lion into its cave, but the cave had two exits, they began running in a circle through the cave. Hercules then blocked one of the exits and prepared for battle with his great iron bat. When the Lion came running towards him he swung his bat with a mighty force, the Lion’s head separated, but the Lion was still not dead. Hercules then strangled the Lion with his bare hands, but this version continues. Hercules needed to retrieve the Lion’s skin, but he could not find any iron tools or any sharp rocks to cut the skin off with. Hercules then rips off one of the Lion’s Sharpe claws, and skins the Lion with its own claw.
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