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Ladon
(581 words)

(Λάδων; Ládōn).

[German version]

[1] Dragon

The dragon referred to in Apoll. Rhod. 4,1396, elsewhere referred to only as a ‘serpent’ (óphis, drákōn), who guards the apples of the Hesperides (as also mentioned on Probus in Verg. G. 1,244); he has a hundred heads and many voices. Mythographers have him either be descended directly (as a chthonic beast) from Gaia (as is Typhon) or from related monsters (Phorcys and Ceto, the parents of Echidna and grandparents of t…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Lienau, Cay (Münster), Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) and Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Ladon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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