"though Briareus himself was to rise again with his hundred thumbs "

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Briareus, also called Aegaeon, in Greek mythology, is one of three 100-armed, 50-headed Hecatoncheires (from the Greek words for “hundred” and “hands”), the sons of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth).   The Hecatoncheires may have represented the gigantic forces of nature, manifested in earthquakes and other seismic events, or the motion of ocean waves.