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Nessus was a centaur of Greek Legend who worked as a ferryman for the River Evenus. He kidnapped Hercules' second wife Deianira, whereupon Hercules shot him with an arrow. Feigning a wish to make amends, the dying centaur told Deianeira how to make a love charm from his allegedly enchanted blood, aware that it was now tainted with the lethal poison of the Hydra, in which Hercules had dipped his arrows. When Deianeira rubbed the supposed love charm into Hercules' shirt, she inadvertently caused Hercules' mortal demise, granting Nessus his late revenge.[1]




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