Alkyoneus

Detail from Athenian red-figure clay cup, about 550-500 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2590Detail from  Attic red-figured cup, late 6th century BC, signed by Pamphaios as potter; attributed to the Nicosthenes Painter. 1730-D3 Felton Bequest,1957 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AustraliaA Giant, slain by Herakles. He is regularly shown asleep while being attacked, perhaps a condition adduced by Athena who is often present. He was a herdsman and is shown with a club.

Above left: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay cup, about 550-500 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2590 © Antikensammlungen, Munich

Above right: Detail from Attic red-figured cup, late 6th century BC, signed by Pamphaios as potter; attributed to the Nicosthenes Painter. 1730-D3 Felton Bequest,1957 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia