One of the Gigantes, the giants of Greek mythology who tried to storm the heavens. Athos flung a mountain at Zeus, but Zeus made it fall down near the Macedonian coast where it became Mount Athos. As such, Athos is also a surname of Zeus.1



  1. Hesychius s.v. Ἀθῶος.


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