Almops (Ancient Greek: Ἄλμωψ) was in Greek mythology a giant, and son of the god Poseidon and the half-nymph Helle.[1] He was the brother of Paeon (called "Edonus" in some accounts).[2] With the others of his kind, the Gigantes, he waged war on Zeus and the gods of Olympus.

It is from Almops that the now-obsolete name for the region of Almopia and its inhabitants, the Almopes, in Macedonia, Greece, were believed to have derived their name.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Almops". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 132.
  2. ^ Bell, Robert E. (1991). Women of Classical Mythology. ABC-CLIO. pp. 230. ISBN 0-87436-581-3.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Ἀλμωπία

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Almops". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.