- a marshy region near Argos, Greece: the legendary abode of the Hydra slain by Hercules.
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Second, To destroy the Hydra which infested the marshes of Lerna.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
For foiled ambition is the hydra-headed monster of the Lerna marsh.The Jester's Sword
Annie Fellows Johnston
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
He indeed is called by birth a Mycenan, and he dwells at the streams of Lerna, the king Hippomedon.
Its haunt was a hill beneath a plane tree near the river Amymone, in the marshes of Lerna by Argos.