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Heracles captures the Golden Hind of Artemis

Relief of Heracles/Hercules capturing the Golden Hind of Artemis.
Heracles capturing the Golden Hind of Artemis

Heracles capturing the Golden Hind of Artemis 

The New Mithraeum
16 Aug 2021
Updated on Jan 2022

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Scholars such as Johannes Leipoldt propose depictions of Herakles capturing the hind Cerinea as one of the models used to represent Mithras sacrificing the bull. Herakles was usually depicted naked, with one knee on the animal's back, while raising his muzzle with one hand, in a position similar to that of Mithras during tauroctony.

Another example below, from a sarcophagus front panel with the Labours of Heracles. Luni marble, Roman artwork from the middle 3rd century CE.

Sarcophagus with the Labours of Heracles: (left to right) the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Erymanthian