A2Z 12

L for Ladon. In Greek mythology Ladon was the serpent-like dragon that twisted around the tree in the Garden of the Hesperides where there were nymphs of evening and golden lights of sunset, and guarded the golden apples. The golden apples granted immortality when eaten. Heracles killed Ladon with a bow and arrow and carried the apples away. In an alternate version of the myth, Ladon is never slain, and Heracles instead gets the Titan god Atlas to retrieve the apples. At the same time, Heracles takes Atlas’ place, holding up the sky.


4 thoughts on “A2Z 12

  1. Old legends are kinda fun to read. Except for the fact the dragons seem to be on the loosing end of these stories. Maybe if there were not so many old legends we would still have a few dragons around…

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