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Adamastor

Adamas′tor

The spirit of the stormy Cape (Good Hope), described by Camoëns in the Lusiad as a hideous phantom. According to Barreto, he was one of the giants who invaded heaven.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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