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Metropolitan (New York)
Hercules and AcheloŁs



by Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
The river god AcheloŁs changed himself into a a bull in order to fight Hercules. In the struggle one of his horns snapped off. Nymphs fill it with flowers and fruit creating a cornucopia (horn of plenty) Also in the background Hercules crushes the giant Antaneus and slays the Lernaean hydra.


Hercules and AcheloŁs
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