Antaeus was one of the Ice Giants of Treachery.
Overview[edit | edit source]
For his sins, he was condemned to the ninth circle of hell. There, he was imprisoned in the ice alongside the other giants of old who tried to hinder Dante on his journey. His frozen breath kept the souls of the Damned imprisoned with him.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
A being made entirely out of limestone with an arrow in both his left eye and right eye.
Background[edit | edit source]
Antaeus was a figure in Greek mythology who was one of the Gigantes, the son of Pontus and Gaia. He was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground (His Mother Earth), but once lifted into the air, he became as weak as the other men. He would challenge all passers-by to wrestling matches, but once Antaeus accepted a challenge, he fought to the death and collected the loser's skulls so he might one day build out of them a temple to his father, Pontus. Hercules, finding out that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would regain his strength and be fortified discovered the secret of his power (Touching the ground) and held Antaeus aloft and crushed him in a bearhug.