Every Greek state had a myth respecting its own origin; the Platonic republic may also have a tale of earthborn men.
Then is it comforting to remember that all clouds are earthborn.
Taken literally, Pelasgus is the son of the earthborn, and the name-giver of the Pelasgian race.
Tityus: an earthborn giant; condemned to the underworld, he lay stretched over nine acres while two vultures devoured his liver.
They are also mentioned by Homer, who styles them γηγενεις, or earthborn: and his description is equally fine.
And no doubt you have heard of the empire of Cronos, and of the earthborn men?
He is represented as an earthborn giant, who encountered two dragons: Και χθονος απλετον ὑια, δρακοντοφονον Δαμασηνα.
All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.