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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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Geryon

celebrated monster with three united bodies or three heads. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
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Analise das operacoes de pesca do caranguejo de profundidade (Geryon quinquedens Smith, 1879) por barcos japoneses arrendados na regiao sul do Brasil--1984/85.
Morphology of the reproductive tract and seasonality of reproduction in the golden crab Geryon fenneri from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
From this perspective, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] does not refer to Diomedes' or Geryon's acts nor does it aim at justifying Hercules' acts; on the contrary, it defines Hercules' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] per se.
Boccaccio announces this broader purpose by having Lauretta introduce the tale as "una verita che ha, troppo piu che di quello che ella fu, di menzogna sembianza" ("a truth that has, more than was the case, the appearance of a lie" 3.8.3), thus adopting Dante's own description of Geryon from Inferno 16 as "quel ver c'ha faccia di menzogna," which critics have seen as a definition of the Commedia itself (Barolini, The Undivine Comedy 58-67).
To see as I have seene, Hercules, in his owne shape, hunting the boare, knocking downe the bull, taming the hart, fighting with Hydra, murdering Geryon, slaughtering Diomed, wounding the Stymphalides, killing the Centaurs, pashing the lion, squeezing the dragon, dragging Cerberus in chaynes, and lastly, on his high pyramides writing Nil ultra, Oh, these were sights to make an Alexander!
He wrote a song about Herakles killing the triple-headed monster Geryon, fragments of which have gradually been coming to light since 1566.
(4) Red is obviously the dominant motif in Carson's novel in verse, and its red protagonist Geryon identifies with the molten lava of the volcanoes he visits.
Items loading highest on the first component (large landings, large vessels, sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus; large groundfish, skates, Raja spp.; red crab, Geryon quinquedens; and monkfish, Lophius americanus, decreasing landings) reflect a fishery characterized by large vessels and large, but decreasing, landings of sea scallops, large groundfish, skates, red crab, and monkfish.
The members (Aphrodite) and blood (Furies and Giants) of Ouranos also are represented as creative powers; so too the blood of Medusa which brings forth Geryon a monster Dante wrote into his epic as an embodiment of violence (Inferno, cantos 16-17; on Nessus 12-17).
Yellow gives way to red; Van Gogh to the writer-photographer Geryon. The pain remains.
The streak Geryon, noticeable in 2001, was much fainter.