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Hippolytus  (hi-POL-i-tus)

One of the Giants, slain by Hermes. The Giants were monstrous children of the goddess Earth who attacked Mount Olympus in revenge for Zeus's overthrow of the Titans. In the course of the battle, Hermes managed to down Hippolytus. The god prevailed because he was wearing the helmet of invisibility.
Hermes greets a visitor to Olympus. (zoom)