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Son of Pyrgeus, challenges Herakles to eating-match, killed by Herakles.


Leprea, a daughter of Pyrgeus, from whom the town of Lepreum, in the south of Elis, was said to have derived its name (Paus. v. 5.4). Another tradition derived the name from Lepreus, a son of Caucon, Glaucon, or Pyrgeus (Aelian, V. H. i. 24; Paus. v. 5.4), by Astydameia. He was a grandson of Poseidon (the Schol. ad Callim. Hymn. in Jov. 39, calls him a son of Poseidon), and a rival of Heracles both in his strength and his powers of eating, but he was conquered and slain by him. His tomb was believed to exist at Phigalia. (Athen. x.; Paus. l. c.; Eustath. ad Hom.)

Gods & demigods

Zeus Leucaeus

Leucaeus (Leukaios), a surname of Zeus, under which he was worshipped at Lepreus, in Elis. (Paus. v. 5.4)

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