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(Greek myth) a son of Poseidon and Tyro. He feared his nephew Jason and sent him to recover the Golden Fleece, hoping he would not return
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  • The eyes of King pelias sparkled with joy, therefore, when he heard Jason's reply.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Meanwhile in Iolchos by the sea the old king pelias had died.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • It was from this place that pelias despatched Jason and the ship Argo.

  • In the night she persuaded the daughters of pelias to kill him.

  • Yet the eyes of pelias, the king, were dark, and a settled scowl was on his brow.

  • But pelias, if he had not much courage, had plenty of craft.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • It is you who butchered pelias; it is you who must make him live again, if you can.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • Then he strode on toward the palace of pelias, while all the people wondered at his bearing.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • But pelias only answered gently, ‘My son, he shall be sent forthwith.’

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • And at night pelias feasted them like a king, and they slept in his palace-porch.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley

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