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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hundred-handed (The).
 
Three of the sons of Urnus were so called, viz. Ægæon or Briareus [Bri’-a-ruce], Kottos, and Gygs or Gys. Called in Greek Hekatogcheiros [hek’-ka-ton-ki’ros]. 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.)   1
   Sometimes the three-headed Cerberus is so called, because the necks were covered with snakes instead of hair.   2
 


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