Alkinoüs was king of the Phaiakoi [Phaeacians] at the time when Odysseus arrived on their island. He was the son of Naüsithoüs, son of Poseidon and Periboia; and Periboia was the daughter of Eurymedon, the chief of the Gigantes. Does it then follow that Periboia was a many-armed giant, like her father and uncles, and would her son Naüsithoüs likewise have inherited these traits [of gigantism and multiple arms], together with his sons and his descendants Naüsikaä and Ptoliporthos? I know that Homer has nothing so remarkable to report about the Phaiakoi in the Odyssey, but we do also have the myth about them having, together with the Gigantes, sprung from the Earth (Gaia) after she was impregnated by the spilled blood of Ouranos (Uranus). So could the Phaiakoi themselves have been gigantic?