Prodigiumque triplex, armenti dives Iberi Geryones. Geryones was king of Spain, or rather of the isles of Gades, Insulae Gaditanae. He reigned over three islands, kept on foot three armies, and was the father of three sons. Hence the fiction of his three bodies took its rise. He was rich in cattle, which Hercules is said to have driven before him into Italy, after he had overcome this monster.
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