Young Heracles strangles the snakes
Fresco of the Fourth style. 60—79 CE. Pompeii, Archaeological Park, House of the Vettii (VI. 15. 1. n)Photo by Luciano Pedicini

Young Heracles strangles the snakes.

Fresco of the Fourth style. 60—79 CE.

Pompeii, Archaeological Park, House of the Vettii (VI. 15. 1. n)
(Pompei, Parco Archeologico, Casa dei Vettii (VI. 15. 1. n))

Origin:
Excavated 1894—1895. Exedra-pinacotheca in the southeastern part of the peristyle, north wall.
Description:
Hercules, the mythical character, is one of the greatest heroes of Ancient times. The son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a human, he accomplished the famous twelve labours that will forge his reputation. Here, the first of Hercules’ exploits is remembered: as a newborn child, he strangled two snakes sent to kill him by Juno. At Evander’s house, Aeneas is told how Hercules defeated Cacus, a terrible and bloodthirsty monster that terrorised the region.
Credits:
2019. Photo, text: http://the-uma.org
© Photo: Luciano Pedicini.
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