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  • ANTAEUS, in Greek mythology, a giant of Libya, the son of Poseidon and Gaea.
  • The struggle between Antaeus and Heracles is a favourite subject in ancient sculpture.
  • He sustained many single combats, one very famous struggle being the wrestling with the Libyan Antaeus, son of Poseidon and Ge (Earth), who had to be held in the air, as he grew stronger every time he touched his mother, Earth.
  • He is famous for his numerous amours, especially with the nymphs of springs and fountains; his offspring were mostly wild and cruel, like the sea - the Laestrygones, Polyphemus, Antaeus, Procrustes and the like.
 
 

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