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Ga'leus

*Ga/leos), that is, "the lizard," a son of Apollo and Themisto, the daughter of the Hyperborean king Zabius. In pursuance of an oracle of the Dodonean Zeus, Galeus emigrated to Sicily, where lie built a sanctuary to his father Apollo. The Galeotae, a family of Sicilian soothsayers, derived their origin from him. (Aelian, Ael. VH 12.46; Cic. de Dixin. 1.20; Steph. Byz. s. v. γαλεῶται. The principal seat of the Galeatae was the town of Hybla, which was hence called γαλεῶτις, or, as Thucydides (6.62.) writes it, γελεᾶτις.)

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.62
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 12.46
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