Origin: Greek mythology
Resides In: Nemea
The Nemean Lion is a terrifying monster, said to be impervious to normal weapons. Its claws were sharper than any mortal blade, and can cut through even armor. As his first task, Herakles must slay the Nemean Lion, but quickly found that his bow and arrow were useless. After the Lion returned to its cave, Herakles blocked one entrance, forcing the beast to leave through one opening. Trapping the Lion, Herakles stunned it with his club, and then strangled the monster to death. The hero then used the Lion’s own claws to skin the hide.