Laocoon(redirected from Beware of Greeks bearing gifts)
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n. Greek Mythology
A Trojan priest of Apollo who was killed along with his two sons by two sea serpents for having warned his people of the Trojan horse.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans against the wooden horse left by the Greeks; killed with his twin sons by two sea serpents
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a Trojan priest who, after warning against the acceptance of the wooden horse left at Troy by the Greeks, was killed along with his sons by two serpents.
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|Noun||1.||Laocoon - (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Laocoon[leɪˈɒkəʊˌɒn] n → Laocoonte
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