Stymphalian Birds


This 1970 Greek stamp depicts Hercules and the Stymphalian birds.

The Stymphalian Birds had steel tipped feathers which they used to kill both men and other animals. As the sixth of his labours, the final one performed on the Peloponnese, Hercules frightened these birds away from Stymphalus with the noise of a rattle that had been made for him by Athena.

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