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Date: 04/13/12 11:38 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ilovmiguel
    ilovmiguel Female 13-17
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Link: Need More Info On This Bad-Ass Statue - Has to be Biblical, right?
  2. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:53 am
    That`s Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra by François Joseph Bosio.

    "bluh bluh has to be biblical bluh"
  3. Profile photo of uscbadfish
    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Sloth beat me to it.
  4. Profile photo of ShamaziaV2
    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:57 am
    It looks like Greek mythology
  5. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:57 am
    That`s suppose to be Hercules, I have seen this before!
  6. Profile photo of faustsshadow
    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Google is our friend. Seriously.


    François-Joseph Bosio, 1768 –1845, Hercule Combattant Achéloüs Métamorphosé En Serpent, Hercules Fighting AcheloosTransformed Into A Snake, Bronze Cast By Carbonneaux 1824, Plaster Model Exhibited Salon 1814
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    motherdrating Hercules
  8. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    Try Greek. It`s Hercules fighting the Hydra.
  9. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    It`s Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra. Done by Fancois Joseph Bosio in 1824.
  10. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Greek Mythology, Hercules slaying the hydra. At the Louvre
  11. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Damnit, and here I thought I was first to get it.

    Ah well, let me be the first to make this joke.

    IT`S A MAN PLAYING WITH HIS SNAKE, IF YOU CATCH MY MEANING! HURR DURR HURR
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    I believe that one is at the Louvre and there`s another one in Vienna....

    Gotta love Europe!
  13. Profile photo of Rhythmdvl
    Rhythmdvl Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    It`s at the Louve.

    Hercules Slaying the Serpent
  14. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Nope, it`s Hercules, which was my second guess (after Beowulf).
    "Hercules fighting Acheloos transformed into a snake (1824) by François Joseph Bosio."

    Says So Here

    Wkik about Bosio
  15. Profile photo of Unborn_Son
    Unborn_Son Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    It`s the Jolly Green Giant, beating a snake to death with a can of peas.
  16. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    It`s entitled "My Man Beat That Whore Hillary", from Michelle Obama`s personal White House bathroom renovations, 2008.
  17. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    And the caption should read "FU*K YOU, SNAKE".
  18. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @unborn sun

    ahem. sweetcorn
  19. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    cool!
  20. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    A statue that isn`t some nonsensical contemporary piece of poo? BURN IT!!!
  21. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    This is a Michelangelo piece entitled "Snake about to get f*cked up"
  22. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Side Note: I don`t know why he`s beating the snake to death with what appears to be a can of beer though.
  23. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    Why biblical? All the best bad-ass statues are from before christ.
  24. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    I want this on my front lawn
  25. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    Oh come on, biblical? The beard and hairstyle just screams "ancient Greece". Heroically muscled man from ancient Greece in an epic fight with a monster - Heracles was the obvious answer.
  26. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    Side Note: I don`t know why he`s beating the snake to death with what appears to be a can of beer though.

    That got me curious, so I`ve just had a look at the mythology.

    Heracles defeated Achelous in unarmed combat, beating Achelous in each of the physical forms that Achelous could take. When Achelous was in his bull form, Heracles ripped off one of his horns. Perhaps that`s what is in Heracles` hand in this sculpture.
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    It`s entitled "My Man Beat That Whore Hillary", from Michelle Obama`s personal White House bathroom renovations, 2008.

    @MacGuffin: THAT is something VERY funny! Thanks for the lolz!
  28. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    @Angilion: Thanks for that! I wondered why he wasn`t smashing the snake with his "olive tree-club".
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    PopeRocket Male 30-39
    120 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Flickr hates embedding./

    Looks like a can of Redbull to me. So Angilion is half right.
  30. Profile photo of Edgarska19
    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    The bible wishes it was half as badass as Greek mythology.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    Do ANY IAB mods have the basic human ability of using Google??? Dang you lot are retarded. Angillion is correct, this is Hercules killing Archelous by Francois Joseph Bosio, the same artist who did the statues on the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. I got all of that and more in less than five minutes. I will keep saying it: STOP SMOKING SO MUCH WEED.
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    ktroyani Male 30-39
    62 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 12:50 am
    This site has the worst moderators ever. EVER! You idiots should be ashamed of yourselves. Typos are almost expected. Research is nonexistent. Captions are rarely funny. What happened? This site used be awesome. :(
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    onefallswoop Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2012 at 1:49 am
    Wow, Angie gets respect. Imagine that.
  34. Profile photo of a103276
    a103276 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2012 at 2:05 am
    That doesn`t look biblical at all. I would guess it`s greek mythology.
  35. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 4:17 am
    Snakes and people are not made of metal. Shopped.
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    April 14, 2012 at 6:04 am
    Fighting for the last beer.
  37. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2012 at 8:25 am
    ...and Heracles smote down on Acheloos whilst shouting, "get these Mother F@#king snakes off this Mother F@#king plane!"
  38. Profile photo of monsta420
    monsta420 Male 30-39
    105 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 8:33 am
    its Hercule combattant Achéloüs métamorphosé en serpent by François-Joseph BOSIO made in 1845
    it is located in Saint-Germain-L`auxerrois paris france

    Molten bronze in 1824 by Carbonneaux
    H. : 2.60 m. ; L. : 2.10 m. ; D. 0.95 m.
    The plaster model was exhibited at the Salon of 1814.
    The subject is taken from Ovid`s Metamorphoses: Achelous was the rival of Hercules for the love of Deianira; in combat, Achelous became a snake but was defeated by Hercules. Hercules and he said love of Deianira. Thereafter, trying to rekindle the love he bore her, Deianeira gave Hercules a tunic soaked with the blood of Nessus, which instead of being a love potion, turned out to be a burning poison.


  39. Profile photo of j_dizzek_27
    j_dizzek_27 Male 18-29
    216 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 8:56 am
    SilverThread wins this one.
  40. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Biblical? This?
    Someone needs to do their reading...
  41. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    April 17, 2012 at 9:28 am
    OP is close, `tis a myth, like the Bible... but Greek

    You can find it in the Louvre, in the Cour Marly

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