The Nemean lion was a Monster. It is known for being one of the beasts fought by Hercules. The Nemean Lion is one of the children of Echidna and Typhon.

Spoil of WarEdit

The Lion's spoil of war was its pelt. Percy Jackson receives this when he defeats it, and Heracles (Hercules in Roman Mythology), in Greek Mythology received it as well.

Greek MythsEdit

In Greek mythology, the Nemean Lion was a task given to Heracles by his cousin King Eurystheus. After hearing his description of the lion, he was able to confront it, and did not use any weapons at first; instead he wrestled it to death. When he tried to cut its skin, though, his knife shattered, so Hercules used the lion's claws itself.