from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having three bodies.


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  • To the far left, the three-bodied Hekate brandishes her torch, sword and lance.

    The Gods Do Battle

  • And many monstrous forms besides of various beasts are stalled at the doors, Centaurs and double-shaped Scyllas, and the hundredfold Briareus, and the beast of Lerna, hissing horribly, and the Chimaera armed with flame, Gorgons and Harpies, and the shape of the three-bodied shade.

    Selections from the _Aeneid_

  • But a giantess is enamoured of a youth she had fostered, and giants carry off king's daughters, and a three-bodied giant captures young children.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • A third remarkable way of representing Diāna was with three bodies; this is very common among the ancient figures of the goddess, and it is hence the poets call her the triple, the three-headed, and the three-bodied

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)

  • The killing of Geryon, the three-bodied monster who was king in Spain, and the driving off of his cattle, was one of the famous 'twelve labours' of Hercules.

    The Aeneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor

  • But by good fortune the hero Hercules happened to pass that way, driving before him a herd of cattle which he had taken from another cruel monster -- the three-bodied giant

    Story of Aeneas

  • This signaled to the others that they’d probably found a one-headed, two-armed, three-bodied, four-winged, six-legged beast.

    Aphrodite the Beauty

  • a three-bodied monster whose cattle were kept by a giant and a two-headed dog!

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)


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