Rhadamanthys


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Rhad·a·man·thus

also Rhad·a·man·thys  (răd′ə-măn′thəs)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Zeus and Europa who, in reward for his exemplary sense of justice, was made a judge of the underworld after his death.
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Rhad•a•man•thys

or Rhad•a•man•thus

(ˌræd əˈmæn θəs)

n.
(in Greek myth) a son of Zeus and Europa, rewarded for his stern justice by being made a judge of the dead in the underworld.
Rhad`a•man′thine (-θɪn, -θaɪn) adj.
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The inclusion of the judgment of Rhadamanthys (frag.
iii) Noble descent: His grandfather Aiakos was one of the most equitable man of the world and after his death, Hades made him judge of the souls of the dead together with Minos and Rhadamanthys. His father, Peleus, was the dearest mortal to the gods because of the respect he showed to them.