Briareus

/ (braɪˈɛərɪəs) /

noun

Greek myth a giant with a hundred arms and fifty heads who aided Zeus and the Olympians against the Titans
Derived FormsBriarean, adjective
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Briareus


hundred-handed giant in Greek mythology, from Greek briaros "strong, stout."

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