Gyges

Greek - One of the Hundred-handed ones. Son of Uranus and Gaea. Brother of Briaraeus and Cottus. He was killed by Heracles in the battle between the gods and the giants. Also referred to as Gyges, Gyas, Gyas, Gyges, Gyes, Gyes, Gyges or Gyges.
Greek - A shepherd who became king of Lydia. He found a horse made of brass hidden in a crack in the earth and opened it. Inside was the body of a giant wearing a magic ring. Gyges took the ring, which conferred invisibility on the wearer, and used it to gain access to the king's palace where he killed the king, Candaules, and seduced his wife. Another story says that Candaules forced his wife to appear naked before Gyges so that he could admire her beauty. This so enraged the queen that she persuaded Gyges to kill her husband and then married his killer. Occasionally identified as Gyges, Gyas, Gyas, Gyges, Gyes, Gyes, Gyges or Gyges.

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