Kaineus

Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 475-425 BC. Brussels, Musées Royaux A134In mythology, a senior Lapith, who is invulnerable to weapons. At the battle with the Centaurs they deal with him by trying to batter him into the ground with rocks, an episode shown in art. He was said to have been born a girl.

Above: Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 475-425 BC. Brussels, Musées Royaux A134 © Brussels, Musées Royaux