The second foe that Hercules defeated was the Lernean Hydra--a female water snake.
According to some storytellers, Hera, queen of the gods, sent a crab to nip the toe of Hercules when he was attacking the Lernean Hydra--and he kicked it up into the sky where it became Cancer the Crab.
3) Roosevelt/Heracles is the emblem of libertarianism and democracy, whereas the last embodiment of the Lernean
Hydra, one of the monsters defeated by Heracles, is totalitarianism itself.
16) The Hydra was a monster of the Lernean
Marshes in Argolis.
A very singular, large, soft, pinkish Lernean
crustacean (Antheacheres duebenii [Michael] Sars, fig.
In Greek mythology the Nemean lion, the Lernean
Hydra, and a crab sent by the goddess Hera were adversaries of the strongman hero Heracles (called Hercules by the Romans).