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Helle

noun
  1. Greek myth a daughter of King Athamas, who was borne away with her brother Phrixus on the golden winged ram. She fell from its back and was drowned in the HellespontSee also Phrixus, Golden Fleece
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Historical Examples

  • One of the children, whose name was Helle, fell into the sea and was drowned.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • They were sorry because Phrixos and Helle had got away all safe, when they wanted to kill them.

  • The name of the boy was Phrixos, and his sister was called Helle.

  • All this time the ram was flying on and on, higher and higher, with Phrixos and Helle on his back.

  • When they came to the straits between Europe and Asia, Helle was drowned.