Definition of Geryon

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geryon

Gerris
Gerris lacustris
Gerry
Gers
Gershom
Gershwin
Gerstmann syndrome
Gertie
Gertrude
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Gertrude Ederle
Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Stein
Gervase
Geryon (current term)
Gesamtkunstwerk
Gesamtkunstwerks
Gesell
Gesellschaft
Gesner
Gesneriaceae
Gestalt
Gestalt law of organization
Gestalt principle of organization
Gestapo
Gestapolike
Gestuno
Gettysburg
Gettysburg Address

Literary usage of Geryon

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1. Classical Studies in Honour of Henry Drisler by Henry Drisler (1894)
"The objects, to which I refer, are the fragments of one large statue of Geryon and two small ones, together with a bas-relief representing the attack of ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"Sphinx geryon, Hübner, Eur. Schmett, ii. figs. 130131 (1818 ? ... Procris geryon, Buckler, Larvae of Brit. Lepid. ii. p. 91, pi. 18, fig. ..."

3. History of Art in Phœnicia and Its Dependencies by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1885)
"... made no attempt to lessen its difficulties or to adapt it for plastic treatment. There is nothing in the myth of Geryon to suggest a Phoenician origin. ..."

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