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Geryon

noun
  1. 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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  • But it was only the strange man Geryon clattering onward, with his six legs!

    The Three Golden Apples

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • 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 is said to have been a king of Spain, whom Hercules slew.

  • To capture the oxen of Geryon was the tenth labor of Hercules.