A mythical robber at the Isthmus of Corinth who killed travellers by fastening them to pine trees which are then bent back, and released, tearing them in half. Theseus, on his journey from Troezen to Athens, kills him in like manner.
Above: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 475-425 BC. Madrid. National Archeological Museum 11021. Photo. Mus. 5537/1 © National Archeological Museum. Madrid.