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[Laestrygonians.]
[Laestrygonians.]
[n.d. c.1800.]
Rare hand-coloured engraving. 70 x 102mm (2¾ x 4"). Some spotting.
Laestrygonians were a tribe of man-eating giants from Ancient Greek mythology. They were said to have sprung from Laestrygon, son of Poseidon. Odysseus, the main character of Homer's Odyssey, visited them during his journey back home to Ithaca. The giants ate many of Odysseus's men and destroyed eleven of his twelve ships by launching rocks from high cliffs. Odysseus's ship was not destroyed because it was hidden in a cove near shore. Everyone on Odysseus's ship survived the incident.
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