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Illustration to Ancient Greek myth that gave its name to Constellation.
King Eurystheus ordered Hercules to kill the Nemean lion and bring his body to Mycenae. Hercules strangled the lion. In a battle trophy mighty warrior Hercules left himself the skin of the lion, which has become his cloak, which does not wear out.
To commemorate the feat of Hercules at Nemea became Nemean Games held during their implementation in Greece was declared world peace. Leo was also placed by the gods to the sky as a constellation of bright stars.