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"By Zeus! What's with the size of the boars in this country?"

The Erymanthian Boar

The Erymanthian Boar was a legendary boar which inhabited the western Erymanthos Foothills in Elis, Greece.



In the Greek mythology, capturing the Erymanthian Boar was the fourth of the twelve labours King Eurystheas had the legendary hero Herakles perform.[1] On the way to meet the Boar, Herakles met Pholos[2] and Chiron, centaurs.

The latter helped Herakles by advising him in regards how to best catch the Boar. Due to this, Herakles drove the Boar into the snow, and thus managed to subdue it well enough to carry it back to Eurystheas. Upon seeing the beast, Eurystheas hid in a pithos, terrified.[1]

5th century BCE

A namesake of the mythological beast, the boar was hunted down by the Spartan misthios Kassandra at some point during the Peloponnesian War. Kassandra took its pelt and brought it to Daphnae, the acting leader of the Daughters of Artemis, in the Temple of Artemis in Phokis.[3]


The beast's lair was simply known as its location, for the Boar was ferocious. The lair was a fenced in area in the western part of the hills, though the fence had been torn partially down by the beast.[3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: The Erymanthian Boar
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: Forest of Pholos
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Erymanthian Boar
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