Mythology & Beliefs: Periphetes
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Periphetes was a giant; son of Hephaestus; slain by Theseus.
Periphetes in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
1. A son of Hephaestus and Anticleia, was surnamed Corynetes,
that is, Club-bearer, and was a robber at Epidaurus, who slew
the travellers he met with an iron club. Theseus at last slew
him and took his club for his own use. (Apollod. 3.16.1; Plut.
Thes 38; Paus 2.1.4; Ov. Met. 7.437.) 2. A son of Copreus of
Mycenae, was slain at Troy by Hector. (Horn. Il. 15.638.) 3. A
Trojan, who was slain by Teucer. (Horn. Il. 14.515.) - A
Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William
Periphetes in Wikipedia
Periphetes is the name of two characters from Greek mythology.
The most prominent Periphetes, also known as Corynetes or the
Club-Bearer, was a son of Hephaestus and Anticleia. Like his
father, he was lame in one leg with only one eye as a Cyclopes
would have. roamed the road from athens to trozen where he
robbed travellers and killed them with his bronze club.
Theseus killed him by throwing a boulder at him and afterwards
used the club as his own weapon. He was mentioned in
Apollodorus 3.15.8 and Pausanias 2.1.4
The second Periphetes was the son of Copreus, and was killed
during the Trojan war by Hector. - Wikipedia
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