Hydra, The Lernean

Hydra, The Lernean, a monstrous reptile inhabiting a marsh, with a number of heads, that grew on again as often as they were chopped off, and the destruction of which was one of the twelve labours of Hercules, an act which symbolises the toil expended in draining the fens of the world for man's habitation.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Hyderabad * Hygeia
Hutchinson, Colonel
Hutchinson, John
Hutten, Ulrich von
Hutton, Charles
Hutton, James
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Huygens, Christian
Hydaspes
Hyder Ali
Hyderabad
Hydra, The Lernean
Hygeia
Hymen
Hymer
Hymettus
Hypatia
Hyperboreans
Hypermnestra
Hypnotism
Hyrcania
Hyrcanus, John

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