Heracles and Ladon guarding the tree of the golden apples.

Ladon is the hundred-headed dragon that guarded the garden of the Hesperides in Greek mythology. He is variously described as the offspring of Phorcys or of Typhon and Echidna. It was said that his heads spoke with a multitude of voices in many languages.

Ladon is also the name of a river in Arcadia, the father of Metope (who was the wife of Asopus) and of Daphne (beloved of Apollo). Daphne is according to some rather the daughter of the river Peneus.


Ladon is a also commune in the Loiret d├ępartement, in France

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