Stymphalian Birds

Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 540 BC. London, British Museum B163.Man-eating birds living on Lake Stymphalus in southern Greece. Herakles had to kill them as his sixth Labour. He did this with a bow or sling.

Above: Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 540 BC. London, British Museum B163. © British Museum Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 198