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Cecrops

noun
  1. (in ancient Greek tradition) the first king of Attica, represented as half-human, half-dragon
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Historical Examples

  • On the doors is Androgeus' death; thereby the children of Cecrops, bidden, ah me!

    The Aeneid of Virgil

    Virgil

  • Cecrops was certainly a title of the Deity, who was worshipped under this emblem.

    Ophiolatreia

    Anonymous

  • Some have said of Cecrops that he underwent a metamorphosis, being changed from a serpent to a man.

    Ophiolatreia

    Anonymous

  • They begin from Cecrops, and come down to the 160th Olympiad.

  • The Poet says, dear city of Cecrops, and wilt thou not say, dear city of Zeus?