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(Greek Creature) LADON

Also known as DRAKON HESPERIOS

Hundred headed dragon created by Phorcys and Ceto, but Typhon and Echidna also claim to be parents which could explain his monstrous appearance.

Ladon was sent to guard the golden apples of the Hesperides and never slept, probably because he was shit-scared of falling foul of unscrupulous scrumpers and feeling the wrath of Hera who installed him as guardian, and amused himself during his sleepless eternity by mocking poor old Atlas.

Holding the weight of the world on your shoulders, literally, is a back breaking job as it is, you really don't need a jumped up dragon pointing and having a little giggle, but he wasn't laughing after being shot with arrows tipped with Hydra poison courtesy of Heracles. The deceased Ladon became the star constellation known as Draco.

Check out the Hesperides entry and the new Labours of Heracles section (coming soon) for more details.
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Parents : Phorcys and Ceto or Typhon and Echidna
Spouse : Don't know, sorry
Offspring : Don't know, sorry
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'LADON' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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