Hercules the Archer Killing the Stymphalian BirdsSee another version of this sculpture, outside and ungilded.
Hercules' Sixth LaborHercules was required to destroy a huge flock of man-eating birds at a lake near the town of Stymphalos. After Hercules was aided by Athena who gave him a pair of clappers to scare the birds from their hiding place, he was able to pick them off with his bow and poison-tipped arrows.
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