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  1. Geryonnoun

    (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules

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  1. Geryon

    In Greek mythology, Geryon ( or ; also Geryone; Greek: Γηρυών, genitive: Γηρυόνος), son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe, the grandson of Medusa and the nephew of Pegasus, was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. A more literal-minded later generation of Greeks associated the region with Tartessos in southern Iberia. Geryon was often described as a monster with either three bodies and three heads, or three heads and one body, or three bodies and one head. He is commonly accepted as being mostly humanoid, with some distinguishing features (such as wings, or multiple bodies etc.) and in mythology, famed for his cattle.

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  1. geryon

    Geryon is a character from Greek mythology who is described as a giant, often depicted with three heads and three bodies joined at the waist, and sometimes portrayed as having wings. He was known to have a herd of red cattle, which was stolen by the legendary hero, Hercules, as one of his twelve labors. Geryon dwelt on the island of Erytheia in the westernmost part of the then-known world, which is usually identified with Spain.

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  1. Geryon

    In Greek mythology, Geryon or son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and grandson of Medusa, was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. A more literal-minded later generation of Greeks associated the region with Tartessos in southern Iberia. Geryon was often described as a monster with human faces. According to Hesiod Geryon had one body and three heads, whereas the tradition followed by Aeschylus gave him three bodies. A lost description by Stesichoros said that he has six hands and six feet and is winged; there are some mid-sixth-century Chalcidian vases portraying Geryon as winged. Some accounts state that he had six legs as well while others state that the three bodies were joined to one pair of legs. Apart from these bizarre features, his appearance was that of a warrior. He owned a two-headed hound named Orthrus, which was the brother of Cerberus, and a herd of magnificent red cattle that were guarded by Orthrus, and a herder Eurytion, son of Erytheia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Geryon

    a king of Erytheia (i. e. red island), on the western borders of the world, with three bodies and three heads, who had a herd of oxen guarded by a giant shepherd and his dog, the two-throated Orthros, which were carried off by Hercules at the behest of his fate.

Mythology

  1. Geryon

    (Ge′ryon) was a triple-bodied monster who lived at Gades, where his numerous flocks were guarded by Orthos, a two-headed dog, and by Eurythion, a seven-headed dragon. These guardians were destroyed by Hercules, and the cattle taken away.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geryon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geryon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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