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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
ained down stones from the sky; and by picking them up and hurling them at his foes, the hero was able to turn the tables on them. The place where this adventure took place was said to be a plain between Marseilles and the Rhone, which was called the Stony Plain on account of the vast quantity of stones, about as large as a man's hand, which were scattered thickly over it. In his play Prometheus Unbound, Aeschylus introduced this story in the formhese are supposed to have been brought down from the Alps by the Durance at some early period, when this plain was submerged and formed the bed of what was then a bay of the Mediterranean at the mouth of that river and the Rhone” (H. F. Tozer, Selections from Strabo, p. 117). where Ialebion and Dercynus, sons of Poseidon, attempted to rob him of the kine, but he killed themCompare Tzetzes, Chiliades ii.340ff., who calls the victims Dercynus and <