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Hesiod, Theogony 287-94

But Chrysaor was joined in love to Callirrhoe, the daughter of glorious Ocean, and begot three-headed Geryones. Him mighty Heracles slew in sea-girt Erythea by his shambling oxen on that day when he drove the wide-browed oxen to holy Tiryns, and had crossed the ford of Ocean and killed Orthus and Eurytion the herdsman in the dim stead out beyond glorious OceanGreek Text

Hesiod, Theogony 981-83

Callirrhoe was joined in the love of rich Aphrodite with stout-hearted Chrysaor and bore a son who was the strongest of all men, Geryones, whom mighty Heracles killed in sea-girt Erythea for the sake of his shambling oxen.  Greek Text

London, British Museum A 487: Protocorinthian pyxis with Herakles and Geryoneus



Details from British Museum

Samos, Vathy Museum B 2518: bronze pectoral with Herakles and Geryoneus






Whole view and details from K. Tsakos and M. Viglaki-Sofianou, Samos: The Archaeological Museums (2012)

Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 1975: bronze shield-band relief with Herakles and Geryoneus


E. Kunze, Archaische Schildbänder. Olympische Forschungen 2 (1950) pl. 30

Delphi, Museum 4479: bronze shield-band relief with Herakles and Geryoneus


P. Perdrizet, Fouilles de Delphes (Band 5): Monuments figurés: Petits bronzes, terres-cuites, antiquités diverses (1908), pl. 21


Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, March 2017

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2021

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