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
References in classic literature ?
But Chrysaor was joined in love to Callirrhoe, the daughter of glorious Ocean, and begot three-headed Geryones.
So she conceived and brought forth fierce offspring; first she bare Orthus the hound of Geryones, and then again she bare a second, a monster not to be overcome and that may not be described, Cerberus who eats raw flesh, the brazen-voiced hound of Hades, fifty-headed, relentless and strong.