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n. Greek Mythology
A giant wrestler who could not be defeated as long as he remained in contact with the earth. Hercules defeated him by lifting him off the ground.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth an African giant who was invincible as long as he touched the ground, but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed to death
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a giant wrestler of Greek myth who was invincible when in contact with the earth, but was lifted into the air and crushed by Hercules.
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