(The). Three of the sons of Uranus were so called,
viz. Ægaeon or Briareus [Bri'-a-ruce], Kottos, and Gyges or
Gyes. Called in Greek Hekatogcheiros [hek'-ka-ton-kiros].
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.)
Sometimes the three-headed Cerberus is so called, because the necks
were covered with snakes instead of hair.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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