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-'''Tityos''' was a [[giant]] from [[Greek mythology]]. He was the son of [[Elara]]; his father was [[Zeus]]. Zeus hid Elara from his wife, [[Hera]], by placing her deep beneath the earth. This was where she gave birth to Tityos, who is also sometimes said to be the son of [[Gaia (mythology)|Gaia]], the earth goddess, for this reason. Tityos was a [[phallic]] being who grew so vast that he split his mother's womb and had to be carried to term by Gaia herself. Tityos attempted to rape [[Leto]] at the behest of Hera and was slain by [[Apollo]] and [[Artemis]]. As punishment, he was stretched out in [[Hades]] and tortured by two vultures who fed on his liver. This punishment is extremely similar to that of the [[Titan (mythology)|Titan]] [[Prometheus]].+'''Scheria''' –also known as '''Scherie''' or '''Phaeacia'''– was a geographical region in [[Greek mythology]], first mentioned in [[Homer]]'s ''[[Odyssey]]'' as the home of the '''Phaiakians''' (Phaeacians) and the last destination of [[Odysseus]] before returning home to [[Homer's Ithaca|Ithaca]].
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-[[Jane Ellen Harrison]] noted that, "To the orthodox worshipper of the Olympians he was the vilest of criminals; as such Homer knew him":+
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-:''I saw Tityus too,+
-:''son of the mighty Goddess Earth—sprawling there+
-:''on the ground, spread over nine acres—two vultures+
-:''hunched on either side of him, digging into his liver,+
-:''beaking deep in the blood-sac, and he with his frantic hands+
-:''could never beat them off, for he had once dragged off+
-:''the famous consort of Zeus in all her glory,+
-:''Leto, threading her way toward [[Delphi|Pytho's ridge]]+
-:''over the lovely dancing-rings of [[Panopeus]]".+
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-In the early first century, when the geographer [[Strabo]] visited [[Panopeus]] (ix.3.423), he was reminded by the local people that it was the abode of Tityos and recalled the fact that the [[Phaeacia]]ns had carried [[Rhadamanthys]] in their boats to visit Tityos, according to Homer. There on [[Euboea]] at the time of Strabo they were still showing a "cave called Elarion from [[Elara]] who was mother to Tityos, and a hero-shrine of Tityos, and some kind of honours are mentioned which are paid him." It is clear that the local hero-cult had been superseded by the cult of the [[Olympian gods]], and the hero demonized. A comparable giant [[chthonic]] pre-Olympian of a [[Titan (mythology)|Titan]]-like order is [[Orion (mythology)|Orion]].+
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Scheria –also known as Scherie or Phaeacia– was a geographical region in Greek mythology, first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as the home of the Phaiakians (Phaeacians) and the last destination of Odysseus before returning home to Ithaca.

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