- (in the Iliad) a Percosian augur who foresaw and unsuccessfully tried to prevent the death of his sons in the Trojan War.
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These were the sons of Merops of Percote, who excelled in all kinds of divination.The Iliad
This is brought in the Merops beak, and held over the obstacle till it falls off or gives way.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
It perches in a very erect manner making swoops and sallies after insects precisely as Merops.
I allude to the blue-tailed species (Merops philippinus), which also occurs in Madras.
If I have a favourite bird it is the little green bee-eater (Merops viridis).