2. A giant who is said to have been killed by Ares. or by Zeus with a flash of lightning (Apollon. Rhod. iii 1227; Eur. Ion 215).
The island of Prochyte, near Sicily, was believed to rest upon his body. (Sil. Ital. 12.147.)
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.