Below is a vase depicting Hercules slaying the Lernaean Hydra. The painter is thought to be called the "Eagle Painter". It was painted in the city of Caere, one of the larger cities of Southern Etruria. It was made in 525 BC, during the archaic period. This type of vase is known as a hydria. The hydria was used for carrying water, had three handles, and usually depicted Greek mythology that reflected moral and social obligations.