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[403] Βριάρεων: by transfer of quantity for “Βριάρηον”, § 5 d. The name (Heavy-handed, cf. “βριαρός”) marks his strength and character. He is called “Αἰγαίων” (Stormy, cf.αἰγίς, Αἰγαί, Αἴγινα”) in the popular speech, as a sea divinity. He is the personified might and roar of the sea. Hesiod (Theog. 714) makes him aid Zeus against the Titans. — Homer attributes to the language of the gods names which are going out of use (but which may seem clearer in meaning than the others), cf. 2.813 f., “Ξ 291, ποταμὸς βαθυδίνης”, | “ὃν Ξάνθον καλέουσι θεοί, ἄνδρες δὲ Σκάμανδρον γ” 73 f., “κ 305, μ” 61.

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