Ceryneian in a sentence
1. To complete his third task, Heracles had to capture the Ceryneian Hind, a hind sacred to Artemis, and bring it alive.
2. Eurystheus' third task did not involve killing a beast, but capturing one alive—the Ceryneian Hind, a golden-horned hind or doe sacred to Artemis.
3. As Pindar conceived the myth-element in his third Olympian Ode, "the doe with the golden horns, which once Taygete had inscribed as a sacred dedication to Artemis Orthosia", ("right-minded" Artemis) was the very Ceryneian Hind that Heracles later pursued.
4. In Greek mythology, the Ceryneian hind (Greek: Κερυνῖτις ἔλαφος Kerynitis elaphos, Latin: Elaphus Cerynitis), was a mythical creature that lived in Ceryneia, Greece and took the form of an enormous female deer, larger than a bull,with golden antlers like a stag, hooves of bronze or brass, a "dappled hide", "excelled in swiftness of foot" and snorted fire.
5. One tradition says that Artemis found a mighty herd of five Ceryneian hinds playing on the base of Parrhasian hill far away from the banks of the "black-pebbled Anaurus" where they always herded.
6. Artemis was so impressed by the hinds that she yoked four of them to her golden chariot with golden bridles, but purposely let one escape to the Ceryneian hill to be a future labour for Heracles.
7. The Ceryneian hind was sacred to Artemis.
8. Authoritative primary source translations say the creature was a: Chronological listing of classical literature sources for the Ceryneian Hind: Theoi Project digital library about Greek mythology.
9. Media related to Ceryneian Hind at Wikimedia Commons.
10. This is said to be the home of the mythical Ceryneian Hind(Greek: Κερυνῖτις ἔλαφος Kerynitis elaphos) from the 12 Labours of Hercules.
11. Instead, Eurystheus ordered him to capture the Ceryneian Hind, which was so fast that it could outrun an arrow.
12. For the fifth labor, Hercules must defeat Eurystheus in contest of archery skill, the challenge being to 'bring down' the Ceryneian Hind.
13. This terracotta statue was part of a scene of Apollo and Heracles contending over the Ceryneian Hind, placed 12 metres above the ground on beams on the acroterion of the Portonaccio Sanctuary of Minerva.
14. Another mythical event related to this city is that it was considered to be the place where the Ceryneian Hind was found and captured by Heracles in one of his 12 Labors, after a year of pursuit.
15. The place is celebrated in Greek mythology as the location of the Ceryneian Hind, the capture of which was one of the Labours of Hercules.