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Almops (Ancient Greek: Ἄλμωψ) was in Greek mythology a giant, and son of the god Poseidon and the half-nymph Helle.[1] He was the brother of Paeon (called "Edonus" in some accounts).[2] With the others of his kind, the Gigantes, he waged war on Zeus and the gods of Olympus.

It is from Almops that the now-obsolete name for the region of Almopia and its inhabitants, the Almopes, in Macedonia, Greece, were believed to have derived their name.[3]


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.