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In Greek mythology, Eryx was the son of Aphrodite and King Butes of the Elymian people on Sicily.

Eryx was an excellent boxer but died when Heracles beat him in a match. Virgil V, 392, 412

An alternate version claims that Perseus turned him to stone with the head of Medusa.

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