- a woman formed from a cloud by Zeus as a counterfeit of Hera, in order to deceive the lustful Ixion: mother by Ixion of the centaurs.
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Examples from the Web for nephele
To-morrow I will meet thee in the land of the children of Nephele.
But after a time he became enamoured of Ino, the daughter of Cadmus, and neglected Nephele, who disappeared in anger.
Nephele returns to the house disguised as an old nurse (East Lynne formula).The World of Homer
Many, many years ago, there was a man called Athamas, and he had a wife whose name was Nephele.
Athamas had by his wife Nephele two children, Phrixus and Helle.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)
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