Hydra is a simple fresh-water animal which  lives in the swamps and has a significant regenerative ability. Those characteristics were the subject of creation of different myths and it’s transformation  into the monster.

In mythology and symbolism Hydra is presented as a monstrous serpent, chthonic water beast with seven or nine heads which outgrow if they are cut down. They are often compared with the deltas of rivers because of their multiple arms. Hydra figures multiple vices. It’s heads are the symbol of vices which reappear after being destroyed. The blood of hydra is poisonous: Heracles dips his arrows in it. In case you mix it with waters of rivers, all fishes become inappropriate to eat. Continue reading Hydra