The Hydra is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy.
Their many heads allow them to get up to three hits per attack.
Physical attacks are the best way of dealing with Hydras because they are not particularly vulnerable to the elements, and they have a low Defense stat. They appear in the rivers around the Overworld, making them a common sight if the player decides to go to the Mount Gulg, Cavern of Ice, or the Whisperwind Cove via the maze of waterways.
Hydra was one of the spawn of Echidna, a many-headed serpentine monstrosity in Ancient Greek mythology. It could breathe poison, and indeed its very blood was deadly. The Hydra was killed as one of Heracles's Twelve Labors.The