Rhoecus

Greek - A Centaur. He was killed in the battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths which took place at the wedding of Peirithous and Hippodamia. Occasionally identified as Rhoecus, Rhaecus, Rhaecus or Rhoecus.
Greek - A man blinded by a nymph. He saved an oak tree from falling thereby preserving the hamadryad who lived in it. In gratitude, she promised him her love and would send a bee to tell him when to come to her. Absorbed in a game of dice, he brushed away a bee that buzzed round his head. When he remembered what the bee signified he rushed to the tree - too late, he was blind. In some accounts, called Rhoecus, Rhaecus, Rhaecus or Rhoecus.
Greek - A giant, one of the Gigantes. Also identified as Rhoecus, Rhaecus, Rhaecus or Rhoecus.

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