（Κερκυών). Son of Poseidon or of Hephaestus. A cruel
tyrant at Eleusis, who put to death his daughter Alopé and killed all strangers
whom he overcame in wrestling. He was, in the end, conquered and slain by Theseus (q.v.).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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