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Hesperides, the a group of nymphs, the daughters of Hesperus (or, in earlier versions, of Night and Hades), who were guardians, with the aid of a watchful dragon, of a tree of golden apples (given to Hera by Gaia) in a garden located beyond the Atlas Mountains at the western border of Oceanus, the river encircling the world. One of the labours of Hercules was to fetch the golden apples.

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Hesperides

Hesperides (hĕspĕr´Ĭdēz), in Greek mythology, daughters of Atlas. They lived in a fabulous garden located at the western extremity of the world. There they guarded (with the aid of the dragon Ladon) a tree that bore golden apples. Hercules killed the dragon and obtained the apples as one of his 12 labors.

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