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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.]
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(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
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Pel•ops(ˈpi lɒps, ˈpɛl ɒps)
(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.
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