E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A giant whose body covered nine acres of land. He tried to defile Latna, but Apollo cast him into Tartarus, where a valture fed on his liver, which grew again as fast as it was devoured. (Greek fable.) (See GIANTS.)
Promtheus (3 syl.) was chained to Mount Caucasus, and had his liver gnawed by a vulture or eagle. (See also ST. GEORGE, who delivered Sabra, chained to a rock.)