a marshy region near Argos, Greece: the legendary abode of the Hydra slain by Hercules.
- Also Ler·ne [lur-nee]. /ˈlɜr ni/.
- Ler·nae·an, Ler·ne·an [ler-nee-uhn], /lərˈni ən/, adjective
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Hercules's second labor was to kill the Hydra, a nine-headed monster that infested the marshes of Lerna.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
As the Achæans were willing to accept these terms they invited Kleomenes to a conference at Lerna.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV | Aubrey Stewart
Its haunt was a hill beneath a plane tree near the river Amymone, in the marshes of Lerna by Argos.
We learn from Palphatus, that according to some of the antient mythologists, Cadmus was the person, who slew the serpent at Lerna.
This monster infested the neighbourhood of Lerna, where she committed great depredations among the herds.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome | E.M. Berens