noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for antaeus
Antaeus was suffocated by the gripe of Hercules, but every time he touched his mother earth his strength was renewed.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
As Antaeus renewed his strength by contact with mother earth, so, father do I feel myself grow taller when I only think of her.The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
Antaeus could not endure to have it said that any mortal was half so mighty as himself.Tanglewood Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Several other wonderful feats are mentioned under other headings, as Antaeus, Cacus, etc.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
It is here that, like Antaeus, the musician touches Mother Earth and renews his strength.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
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Word Origin and History for antaeus
Libyan giant slain by Herakles, from Greek Antaios, literally "opposite, opposed to, hostile," from anta "over against, face to face," related to anti "opposite, against" (see ante).