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Hercules slaughters Cacus



Another of the recurring themes in the garden:

The fight of good against bad

The battle between the giants.

The battle between Hercules, mythological hero, who barehanded slaughtered Cacus.




Next to the statue is an interesting inscription which describes (in part) it's significance:


Se Rodi altier già del suo colosso

piur di quest il mio bosco ancho si gloria

e per più non poter fo quanto posso



If Rodes was the city of the 100 colusses this statue (and the whole park) could easily be yours.

Translate by

Renaissance Le Corbeau



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Visit the other monsters of Villa of Wonders

01 Sphinx and Gianus

10 The 'Ninfeo'

20 The Orcus

28 Jupiter

03 Proteus Glaucus

13 Venus

21 The Dragon

32 Echidna and Furia

05 The Mausoleum

14 The Theatre

22 The elephant

35 Proserpina (Persefone)

06 Herculus e Cacus

15 Hanging House

23 Ceres

36 The cerberes

07 The Turtle and Whale

18 Etruscan bench

25 Neptune

37 The temple

09 The Pegasus

19 The vase cantaro

27 The Nymph

38 The 'rotonda'

The numbering is the same as the guide offered along with the entry ticket



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