(The). Three of the sons of Uranus were so called,
viz. Ægaeon or Briareus [Bri'-a-ruce], Kottos, and Gyges or
Gyes. Called in Greek Hekatogcheiros [hek'-ka-ton-kiros].
After the war between Zeus and the Titans, when the latter were
overcome and hurled into Tartarus, the
Hundred-handed ones were set to keep watch and ward over them. (See Giants.)
Sometimes the three-headed Cerberus is so called, because the necks
were covered with snakes instead of hair.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Hundred-handed from Fact Monster:
- Uranus, in Greek religion and mythology - Uranus Uranus, in Greek religion and mythology, the heaven, first ruler of the universe, son of ...
- Gaea - Gaea Gaea , in Greek religion and mythology, the earth, daughter of Chaos, both mother and wife of ...
- Mother's Day Features - Gift ideas, features, and fun stuff
- Titan, in Greek religion and mythology - Titan Titan, in Greek religion and mythology, one of 12 primeval deities. The female Titan is also ...
- Greek and Roman Mythology - Greek and Roman Mythology Most of the Greek deities were adopted by the Romans, although in many ...