from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain range of southern Greece in the northwest Peloponnesus. The tallest peak is Mount Erymanthos, about 2,225 m (7,295 ft) high. In Greek legend, the range was the haunt of the ferocious Erymanthian boar, which was ultimately slain by Hercules.
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- proper n. A mountain in the southcentral part of the Achaia prefecture in southwestern Greece
- proper n. A river in the southwestern Peloponnese in southwestern Greece, it flows into the Achaia and the Ilia prefectures
Onward they sped, across the dark heights of Erymanthos and over the broad plains of Pisa, till the waters of the western sea lay spread out before them, dancing in the light of the midday sun.
Minstrels sang how he slew the monsters and savage beasts who vexed the sons of men, how he smote the Hydra in the land of Lernai, and the wild boar, which haunted the groves of Erymanthos, and the Harpies, who lurked in the swamps of Stymphalos.
There is a cave near Nemea where he is said to have slain a lion, not far from Stymphalos, where he put the Harpies to flight, and Erymanthos, the scene of the killing of the Erymanthian boar.
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