The three headed giant who fought Hercules during his labors
About this creation
The tenth labor of the hero Hercules was to steal the prized red cattle of the monster Geryon who lived on the island of Erythea. The cattle were also protected by the two headed dog Orthus, and despite the power of the two guards, Hercules was easily able to kill them and get the cattle.
This is my entry for the Greek Creature Contest
I chose to base my minifig-scale-ish Geryon off of his description by the Greek poet Hesiod. The descriptions of the giant do vary, from a monster with six hand and feet with wings, to three giants conjoined at the waist; but I prefer the simple originalóa giant with three heads. The three individualized heads are my favorite part about the creation.
I did take some artistic licenses, making Geryon more battle damaged. He has a stump with spikes in place of one hand, as well as a self inflicted eyeball pokeómost likely due to head number oneís Viking helmet.
Various photos of Geryon
This is Hercules standing at the feet of Geryon. The giant, when standing upright, is 8 inches.
This is the stub arm, it has a spear that can connect to it, as well as a large circular shield.
The other arm of Geryon holds a short sword.
The back of the giant.
A close up on the individualized heads. I think my favorte is either the middle or the viking one.
A back view of the heads.
A simple picure of the hero who killed Geryon with a poison arrow.
25 for Creativity - 23
25 for key features of the creature described in the myths - 25 (I found the three headed version as well)
25 for the judges overall opinion - 17
Plus 10 extra credit points for the hero
About the hero, I only gave all or nothing