), a son of Tartarus and Ge, and one of the hundred-armed giants who made war upon the gods. (Hygin. Fab.
Praef. p. 1; Virg. Aen.
4.179; Ov. Ep. ex Pont.
2.2. 12, Amor.
He was killed, according to some, by Zeus, by a flash of lightning, and buried under mount Aetna (Verg. A. 3.578
); and, according to others, he was killed by the chariot of Athena (Paus. 8.47.1
), or by the spear of Seilenus. (Eurip, Cyclops,
In his flight Athena threw upon him the island of Sicily. (Apollod. 1.6.2
There are two other fabulous beings of this name. (Apollod. 2.1.5
; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 918