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Arkady Pugachevsky


The apples of the Hesperides

by Arkady Pugachevsky

111×88 mm, X6/3, 1994, op. # 47
owner (customer): W. K. De Bruijn

The apples of the Hesperides

Hesperides. In Greek mythology, the maidens who tended a tree bearing the golden apples of immortality, a wedding present to the goddess Hera from Gaia, mother of the Earth. Their garden was guarded by Ladon, a 100-headed dragon. The apples were taken by the hero Heracles as one of his 12 labours, but returned by the goddess Athena.