Skiron

Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Berlin. Antikensammlung F2288. Photo. Mus. (J. Tietz-Glagow)A mythical robber who obliged travellers to wash his feet and then threw them over a cliff (the Skironian rocks, near Megara) to a man-eating turtle below. Theseus, on his journey from Troezen to Athens, throws him from his cliff.

Above: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Berlin. Antikensammlung F2288. Photo. Mus. (J. Tietz-Glagow) © Berlin. Antikensammlung