Geryon(redirected from Cattle of Geryon)
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Geryon(jĕr`ēən, jərĭ`ən), in Greek mythology, three-bodied monster who, with his dog Orthrus, watched over a great herd of cattle. He and Orthrus were killed by Hercules when, as his 10th labor, he stole the cattle.
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celebrated monster with three united bodies or three heads. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
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