005. The Nemean Lion
The Fifth Gate opens. On many levels besides the first. Herakles is called to Labour by the distressed people of Nemea. Upon entering the gates, Herakles hears the savage sounds of a Lion, emanating from all sides. Finally after many rumours and much searching, the Lion is tracked from the edge of the woods and cornered inside a cave. This chamber however, is very distinctive; it has two openings. Upon entering the cave, the Lion emerges, freely, from the other side. Herakles must find a way to contain this almighty force. The task must also be done unemcumbered by the weaponry or gifts, from the gods. Only alone, by their own hand, lies hope for peace in this land.
Leo. The Fifth Labour.