In the island of Erytheia the three-headed giant geryon tended his oxen with a double-headed dog.
But it was only the strange man geryon clattering onward, with his six legs!
The ninth labor of Hercules was his combat with geryon, king of Spain.
The tenth was to kill the monster geryon, and bring his herds to Argos.
geryon has descended thus deliberately owing to the command of Virgil.
geryon is said to have been a king of Spain, whom Hercules slew.
To them the legend never became devoid of sense, as the myth of geryon appeared to Greek scholars like Apollodoros.
To capture the oxen of geryon was the tenth labor of Hercules.
This description is thought to apply to Spain, of which geryon was king.
To this spot Hercules was sent to take possession of the oxen of geryon—a monster with three bodies.