Name derived from an uncertain Indo-European root [1. 118-119]. Legendary king of the Curetes (?) in Tartessus, who allegedly invented honey gathering. He repeatedly attempted to have his grandson Habis, who was born after a slip by his daughter, killed by wild animals but they spared and even nursed him. G. recognized his growing grandchild and made him his successor (Iust. 44,4,1-14).
1 M. Lourdes Albertos Firmat, La onomastica personal primitiva, 1966.
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