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Need More Info On This Bad-Ass Statue [Pic]

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Need More Info On This Bad-Ass Statue [Pic]. Has to be Biblical, right?
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Hits: 14347 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Arts & Literature | Date: 04/13/2012
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Male, 30-39, Europe
 555 Posts
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:28:42 AM
OP is close, 'tis a myth, like the Bible... but Greek

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

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:26:16 PM
Biblical? This?
Someone needs to do their reading...

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:56:08 AM
SilverThread wins this one.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 81 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:33:44 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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3367 Posts
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:25:22 AM
...and Heracles smote down on Acheloos whilst shouting, "get these Mother F@#king snakes off this Mother F@#king plane!"

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