Heracles Part 6 – Manhood, Episode 2: the Minyan heralds pt.2

Heracles has just taken command of the youth of Thebes against the Minyans…

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NOTE: the ‘sown men’ – the Spartoi – sprang from the teeth of the Drakon that Cadmus, the founder of Thebes, slew in order to found his city there. The Drakon guarded the Ismenian Spring, sacred to Ares. Cadmus slew it and was advised by Athene to sow the teeth in the ground, whereupon fully-armed warriors sprang from them. These were thought to be the ancestors of Thebes’ nobility.

So yeah, you could call them ‘dragon-born‘…

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