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Pyrrha

noun
  1. Greek myth the wife of Deucalion, saved with him from the flood loosed upon mankind by Zeus
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Examples from the Web for pyrrha

Historical Examples

  • There also is shown the tomb of Pyrrha; but that of Deucalion is at Athens.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)

    Strabo

  • Deucalion and Pyrrha asked one another; but neither knew what to say.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon

  • Her love for Pyrrha will not match with that Your wife bestows on Phania.

  • His wife's name was Pyrrha, and she was one of the fairest of the daughters of men.

    Old Greek Stories

    James Baldwin

  • Many of the deluge-myths of antiquity, such as that of Deucalion and Pyrrha, look very much as if this had been their origin.

    Human Origins

    Samuel Laing