Pelops


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Related to Pelops: Atreus, Thyestes

Pe·lops

 (pē′lŏps′)
n. Greek Mythology
The son of Tantalus and father of Atreus.

[Latin, from Greek : pelios, dark; see pel- in Indo-European roots + ōps, face, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

Pelops

(ˈpiːlɒps)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Tantalus, who as a child was killed by his father and served up as a meal for the gods

Pel•ops

(ˈpi lɒps, ˈpɛl ɒps)

n.
(in Greek myth) a son of Tantalus slaughtered by his father and served to the gods as food but later restored to life by Hermes.
References in classic literature ?
King Mercury gave it to Pelops, the mighty charioteer, and Pelops to Atreus, shepherd of his people.
11-20) But Electyron married the all-beauteous daughter of Pelops and, going up into one bed with her, the son of Perses begat.
Fuit tarn elegans et concinna Hippodamiae pulchritudo ut ad impetrandas eius nuptias celebrata sint certamina procorum, in quibus cum victor evasisset Pelops puellam duxit uxorem.
Training, validation and test data sets for driver identification were generated with the microscopic traffic simulation PELOPS [21, 22, 23].
As for fables--such as the tale of the House of Atreus (Atreidai) and Thyestes, Pelops and Lycaon, as well as others, quite like these--they have the same, edifying, function as histories: "fables also serve us as edification" (126).
For example, Agamemnon's section includes how a curse came to be placed on his grandfather Pelops, and continues through the revenge Agamemnon's son Orestes takes for his father's murder after the Trojan War.
Barlaeus praises Vos by stating that he has overcome the antique dramaturges, who created Orestes, Medea, and the children of Pelops, Atreus, and Thyestes, for Vos succeeded in giving his characters the utmost malice and atrocity.
Not surprisingly, there were two major foundation myths: the Eleans favored the tradition that Heracles from Thebes, far away in central Greece, founded the games; the Pisatans linked their foundation with Pelops, eponymous hero of the Peloponnese.
Atreus en Thyestes is twee broers, die seuns van Pelops wat deur sy vader Tantalus as maaltyd aan die gode voorgesit is.
Chef Pelops wants to participate, but he once had the misfortune of offending Poseidon, and he can't cook kraken at all.
He subverted his feasting with the gods by feeding them the flesh of his son, Pelops.
Such an assertion needs a mythological illustration: just so the lover Pelops nearly caused his horses to stumble while looking at his beloved's face in the midst of his race for Hippodamia's hand (dum spectat vulttus, Hippodamia, tuos