The Sun Hero Guards the Apples of the Sun

The Sun Hero Guards the Apples of the Sun by Henry Justice Ford (1860-1940). 1894. Illustration for "The Story of King Frost," a Russian folktale, from Lang's Yellow Fairy Book, p. 227. This story seems to invert the classical myth of Hercules stealing the Golden Apples from the Garden the Hesperides, a subject that both Turner and Holman Hunt painted.

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Lang, Andrew, Ed. The Yellow Fairy Book. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, n.d.; London: Longman, Green, 1894.

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