Geryon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Geryon (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules
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Usage

In literature:

Hercules, journeying through Italy after his victory over Geryon, stops to rest by the bank of the Tiber.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
And would you arm Geryon and Briareus in that way?
"Euthydemus" by Plato
Do you want to fight this four-winged Geryon?
"The Acharnians" by Aristophanes
Such was the place, wherein we found ourselves From Geryon's back dislodg'd.
"The Vision of Hell, Part 6" by Dante Alighieri
Such was the place, wherein we found ourselves From Geryon's back dislodg'd.
"The Vision of Hell, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
Such was the place, wherein we found ourselves From Geryon's back dislodg'd.
"The Divine Comedy, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
But it was only the strange man Geryon clattering onward, with his six legs!
"The Three Golden Apples" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The tenth was to kill the monster Geryon, and bring his herds to Argos.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
The ninth labor of Hercules was his combat with Geryon, king of Spain.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Geryone himself was enormous, had three bodies, three heads, six arms and six feet.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Medusa was the mother of Pegasus and Chrysaor, father of the three-headed, winged giant Geryones, who was slain by Heracles.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Geryone himself was enormous, had three bodies, three heads, six arms and six feet.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Boaulia] (stalls) in which the oxen of Geryon were concealed by Hercules.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
She was the favorite of Geryon, a Balearic slinger.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
But it was only the strange man Geryon clattering onward, with his six legs!
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
But it was only the strange man Geryon clattering onward, with his six legs!
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Now it happened that, in the vacation following, a French steamer, I think the Geryon, came to Boston.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
Hercules was next told to capture the divine cattle of Geryones, a giant of Erythea.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber
Hercules conquers Spain and takes Merida from Geryon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
To this land came Hercules, driving before him the oxen of Geryon, whom he had slain.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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In poetry:

The scorn in Farinata's eyes aglow
Seems visible in this flame: there Geryon stands:
No stage of earth's is here, set forth to show
By mere men's hands.
"In Guernsey - To Theodore Watts" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
State by creating riches shd. thereby get into debt?
This is infamy; this is Geryon.
This canal goes still to TenShi
Though the old king built it for pleasure
"Canto XLIX: For the Seven Lakes" by Ezra Pound