Is celebrated in legend for his conquest of the dragon, as Hercules conquered the Hydra of Lerna. During the Renaissance, Hercules often appears as a figure of Christian saints and even Christ himself. His labours, for instance, are depicted on the façade of the Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo (as well as at Lyons and on the Campanile in Florence) alongside Old Testament scenes. The Hercule Chrétien is one of Ronsard's most celebrated Hymnes.
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