The Lernaean hydra is a “serpent with seven or nine heads, which grow back as they are cut off; often compared to the deltas of the great rivers, with their multiple arms, their floods and their ebbs.
Lernaean hydra symbolism
It represents the multiple vices (both in the form of imaginatively exalted aspiration and of banally active ambition)…Living in the swamp, the Lernaean hydra is more especially characterized as a symbol of banal vices.
As long as the monster lives, as long as vanity is not dominated, the heads, symbols of the vices, grow back, even if, by a temporary victory, one or the other could be cut off.
The blood of the Lernaean hydra is a poison: Heracles dipped his arrows in it; if it was mixed with the water of the rivers, the fish became unfit for consumption.
This confirms the symbolic interpretation: everything that touches the vices or proceeds from them corrupts and corrupts.”
Lernaean hydra in Greek mythology
The Hydra of Lerna is defined by the following characteristics:
Traits: The Hydra, also known as the “Hydra of Lerna” in Greek mythology, was a nine-headed sea serpent (the middle one was immortal and poisonous, and its breath was poisonous).
Lernaean hydra and Hercules
It guarded the entrance to the underworld. In the twelve labors of Hercules, his second task was to go and destroy the Lernaean hydra.
Every time Hercules cut off one of its heads, the Lernaean hydra would soon grow two more in its place. He finally managed to defeat the Hydra with the help of his nephew, Iolaus.
Talents: Abundant energy; Formidable; Perseverance; Protection; Regeneration; Fierce; Resilience; Problem solving; Strength; Success after failure; Survival; Original and unique point of view.
Appearances: When the Hydra of lerna appears, it means that you have to look at situations with a new point of view. The Hydra has nine heads, which means nine different points of view.
When you analyze a situation from multiple perspectives and possible viewpoints, you can see it in new ways. What once seemed confusing can suddenly become clear to you.
Lernaean hydra Interpretation
The Hydra of lerna protects the entrance to the underworld, which means you are also protective by nature. You can be fierce in the way you protect those you care for or defend the causes you are involved in.
Hydra of Lerna encourages you to be flexible, not rigid, just as his neck adapted in the battle against Hercules. If you are too strict and don’t move at all, you are likely to encounter more difficulties in your life than if you let yourself evolve by going with the flow.
The Hydra of Lerna signals that you are a survivor, someone who can regenerate and have abundant energy in your life. People and situations don’t usually leave you down for too long. You have the ability to bounce back quickly, because you see them from different perspectives.
Help: You need to control your temper. The Hydra was very aggressive and a formidable opponent who never stopped attacking.
This is a warning to you to stay calm and control your temper so that you don’t have to face the negative repercussions of your actions. The Hydra of Lerna could regenerate at a very fast rate.
This means that if you are going through a difficult time in which you are experiencing difficulties, you will be able to resolve the situation very quickly and effectively to get through it.
In his battle with the Hydra, Hercules never gave up but kept fighting to get to his goal. At first he failed, but he went on to accept the help of Iolaus, and that’s how he defeated the Hydra.
This means that even though you may have experienced failures in your life, you will succeed in what you are willing to do.
There is nothing wrong with accepting help from another on your path, so don’t let pride hold you back from accepting the help that is offered to you.
Frequency: Hydra energy moves rapidly in all directions. It feels like it is making sudden waves all around you. It is very hot and will burn you if it touches you. It sounds like a very deep roar that echoes through space.
Lernaean hydra powers
You’re exploring an ancient Greek lake when suddenly snake heads start popping out of the water. There are nine of them, and you realize that you are in the kingdom of the Hydra.
So you hide behind a tree, hoping she hasn’t seen you. She comes out of the water, shakes herself like a dog, then heads for a field. There she lies down and basks in the sun.
Her heads take turns resting, while others stay and watch. You change your position, and this causes a branch to crack under your feet.
The heads turn in your direction and the beast rises. You bury your head between your knees to make yourself as small as possible.
Now you feel its hot breath on your back. She gently pats your back with the tip of one of her heads and you roll on the floor, still in the fetal position. She is not interested, so she heads back to the lake.
You hear the sound of splashing as she enters the water. You look down and discover a small yellow flower freshly picked, a gift from the Hydra.