The oracle stood before the temple and trembled. "'Tis the Hydra..." He cried. "Strike it down!"
No sooner had Zeus obliged his plea than the ground began to tremble and the houses shook.
"'Twasn't the Hydra they meant to bring to our town..." The old man screamed, collapsing. "'Twas our doom!"
But his voice was drowned out by groaning of the earth splitting.