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The Ceryneian Hind or the Golden Hind, was a mystical deer, who lived in Keryneia, Greece. It was sacred to Artemis the goddess of the hunt.[1]

Twelve Labors of Hercules

Hercules third labor.[2][1] Hunting the Ceryneian Hind or Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis: The goddess Artemis loved and protected this stubborn little deer, which had gold horns. Hercules found it a challenge to capture the delicate hind without hurting it (and making Artemis angry). After following the hind for an entire year, he safely carried it away.[2]



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