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Tityus

(tit′ē-ŭs) [L. Tityus, fr Gr. Tityos, the name of a giant]
A genus of scorpions of the family Buthidae found principally in Central and South America.

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4) Apollo's bow, traditionally wielded against malefactors like Tityos and the Niobids, matches Jupiter's thunderbolt as an emblem of force, while the aesthetic and religious accents of Horace's description evocatively cast Phoebus as a civilizing figure.
In Hades, Odysseus sees not only heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon, but also Tityos, Sisyphus, and Tantalus, who are suffering great punishments.