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(Πολυβώτης/Polybṓtēs). One of the Giants. In the Battle of the Giants, Poseidon chases P. over the sea to the island of Cos. There Poseidon tears off a piece of the island and throws it at P. The thrown rock forms into the island of Nisyrus (Apollod. 1,38); P. is buried under either Cos or Nisyrus (Str. 10,5,16). In Athens there was an equestrian statue of Poseidon hurling a spear at P. (Paus. 1,2,4).

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Thurmann, Stephanie (Kiel), “Polybotes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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