Nemean Lion

Just like every Leo, she always had to be the center of attention.  Lana was warm, action-oriented and driven by the desire to be loved and admired and she looked great in a leotard because she liked to exercise.  Her horoscope for today said that she should move in for the kill and don’t stop until she succeeds.  Lana was not a quitter, so she would always keep going, but she was a pacifist, so she would never want to hurt anything, much less kill something.  Lana liked astrology and Greek mythology and her favorite story was the one about the Nemean lion that was eventually killed by Heracles.

Lana was born on August 3rd making her a Leo.  She knew that the constellation Leo was named after a vicious monster of a lion that lived at Nemea.  It could not be killed with mortal weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack.  Its claws were sharper than any mortal swords and they could cut through any armor.  Heracles gave the lion a whack and it let out a yelp as Heracles chocked it to death.  He tried to remove the skin from the lion, but his knife was unable to cut it, so he decided to use one of the lion’s claws to skin the creature and splish it came off.  Heracles was proud of his feat and he wore the lion skin from then on.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday hosted by Dylan and for Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, August 3 2019 hosted by weejars aka Sarah where the prompts are the onomatopoeia words Whack Yelp and Splish.

4 thoughts on “Nemean Lion

    1. Thanks Felicia. I am a skeptic the same as you, as I don’t feel the stars have any control over us. This superstition provides many people with very desirable information and assurance about their future which they find comfort in. The weather forecaster is often wrong, and so are many astrologers, but some times it works.

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