Geryon


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Ge·ry·on

 (jîr′ē-ən, gĕr′-)
n. Greek Mythology
A monster with three bodies that was slain by Hercules.

Geryon

(ˈɡɛrɪən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a winged monster with three bodies joined at the waist, killed by Hercules, who stole the monster's cattle as his tenth labour
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Noun1.Geryon - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by HerculesGeryon - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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Reproductive ecology of female golden crabs, Geryon fenneri Manning and Holthuis, from southeastern Florida.
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Etude biometrique de la taille a premiere maturite sexuelle de Geryon maritae Manning et Holthuis, 1981 du Senegal.
Etude biometrique de la talle a'premier maturite sexualle de Geryon maritae, Maning et Holthuis, 1981 de Senegal.
Additional exposures occurred when he wrestled the Cretan Bull and stole the Cattle of Geryon.
Quantitative stock survey and some biological and morphometric characteristics of the deep-sea red crab Geryon quinquedens off South West Africa.
Also related to this theme is Dante's descent on top of Geryon where the image of the pilgrim embracing Virgil evokes an adult-child relationship (see Inf.
And he certainly hasn't slain the Nemean lion, captured the Cretan bull or corralled the cattle of Geryon - although Hercules' fifth labor, cleaning the Augean stables, does have curious resonance with some of Mike's efforts over the past 12 months.
Ingle (1985) described Chaceon gordonae, previously known as Geryon gordonae (Manning & Holtuis, 1989), from only two males (CL 118 and 119 mm) and two females (CL 81 and 89 mm), from a depth of 1,153 m, reporting a distribution for the species from the Sierra Leone Ridge, off West Africa, to southern Iceland.
The birth of Athena, that most male of female Greek goddesses, from the head of Zeus, meanwhile, mirrors Medusa's death, in which both the winged horse Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor--father of Geryon, whose cattle Hercules must steal in one of his civilizing tasks--spring forth from her neck.
The second opinion interprets [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as 'punish' or 'bring before justice' (9) and, thus, the verse is interpreted as follows: 'the law--through Hercules--brings the most violent acts of hateful characters, such as Geryon and Diomedes, to justice'.
20) Eriksen consequently proposes that it is "a distinct possibility" that "Dante's swift circling Geryon is the source of the similarly circling and fast-moving dragon that flies Faustus and Mephostophihs to Rome.