Periphetes  

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Periphetes is the name of two characters from Greek mythology.

The most prominent Periphetes, also known as Corynetes or the Club-Bearer, was a son of Hephaestus and Anticleia. Like his father, he was lame in one leg with only one eye as a Cyclopes would have. He lived in Epidauros, where he robbed travellers and killed them with his iron club. Theseus killed him and afterwards used the club as his own weapon. He was mentioned in Apollodorus 3.15.8 and Pausanias 2.1.4

The second Periphetes was the son of Copreus, and was killed during the Trojan war by Hector.



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