Antaeus

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Antaeus

(ăntē`əs), in Greek mythology, giant; son of Poseidon and Gaea, the goddess of the earth. He became stronger whenever he touched the earth, his mother. He killed everyone with whom he wrestled until Hercules overcame him by lifting him in the air.

Antaeus

colossal wrestler slain by Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 38]

Antaeus

only vulnerable if not touching ground. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 151]