Name: Anteo

Alternate Name: Antaeus

Source: classical

Nature: mythical

Description: Son of Neptune and Gaia (Earth), whose strength derived from his mother. As long as Antaeus was in contact with the earth, he was invincible. Hercules defeated him by lifting him off the ground and crushing him. The only unfettered giant, Antaeus lowers Dante and Virgil to Cocytus.


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Giants

Flaxman, John

Flaxman, Antaeus