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What is the meaning of Hecatoncheires?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 27 Mar '13 04:49 pm
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Hecatoncheires means "hundred handed". They were gigantic and had fifty heads and one hundred arms each of great strength. There were three of them: Briareus also called Aegaeon, Cottus, and Gyges also called Gyes. They were born to Gaea and Uranus. Their mutual hatred of Uranus caused him to force the Hecatoncheires back into Gaea's womb. This precipitated Gaea's rebellion against Uranus. When Cronus came to power he imprisoned them in Tartarus. The were released by Zeus and fought with him against the Titans. They were able to hurl huge boulders as many as a hundred at a time against their opponents. One of them, Briareus, served as Zeus's bodyguard.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 27 Mar '13 04:50 pm

 
  
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Hecatoncheires means "hundred handed".
Answered by shailendra, 28 Mar '13 08:01 am

 
  
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Hecatoncheires means "hundred handed".
Answered by Quest, 27 Mar '13 10:01 pm

 
  
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Hecatoncheires means "hundred handed". They were gigantic and had fifty heads and one hundred arms each of great strength. There were three of them: Briareus also called Aegaeon, Cottus, and Gyges also called Gyes. They were born to Gaea and Uranus
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 27 Mar '13 09:08 pm

 
  
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