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Melampus

[muh-lam-puh s]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the first seer and healer: his ears were licked by serpents he had raised, enabling him to understand the speech and wisdom of animals.
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  • The fifty-seventh vessel I boarded was the Melampus frigate.

    An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism

    Catharine E. Beecher

  • The Dutch Admiral hoisted his flag in the Melampus frigate of 44 guns.

    The Pirate City

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Sons were they of Melampus, who had borne Hercules company in all his labours.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church

  • Sons were they of Melampus, who had borne Hercules company in all his labors.

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • Afterwards they were cured by Melampus, the son of Amythaon.