Cercyon

Greek - A king of Eleusis. Son of Hephaestus or Poseidon. Son of Agamedes, some say. Father of Alope. His daughter bore a son, Hippothous, by Poseidon, and he abandoned the child, who was found by shepherds who brought it to Cercyon. He then killed his daughter and abandoned the child once again, only for her to be found and reared by the same shepherds. He specialised in killing travellers by crushing them in a bear-hug. When he tried it on Theseus he was lifted and smashed to the ground and instantly killed. In some lore, occasionally identified as Cercyon, Kerkuon or Kerkuon.

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