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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a dragon having 100 heads and guarding the garden of the Hesperides: killed by Hercules.
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Historical Examples of ladon

  • It was a far greater contest than that of Hercules with Ladon.

    Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)

    John Ruskin

  • The dragon Ladon was not able to defend the apples of Hesperides against Hercules.

  • Presumably this means the dragon Ladon in the garden of the Hesperides.

  • It is sleepless Ladon on his high barrier keeping watch and ward over the Hesperian garden.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • He pursued and she begged aid of certain nymphs who lived in a houseboat on the river Ladon.