Usage Greek Mythology
Pronounced Pron. GER-ee-ən
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Contributor Contrib.Felie on 3/9/2016
In Ancient Greek Mythology he is son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and grandson of Medusa. Geryon was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. A more literal-minded later generation of Greeks associated the region with Tartessos in southern Iberia. Geryon was often described as a monster with human faces.