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Telegonus

[tuh-leg-uh-nuh s] /təˈlɛg ə nəs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a son of Odysseus and Circe who unknowingly killed his father and eventually married Penelope.
2.
a son of Proteus and the husband of Io who was killed by Hercules in a wrestling match.
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  • He then yielded to her solicitations and made her the mother of Telegonus.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Tradition says that he at last met his death at the hands of his illegitimate son Telegonus.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Telegonus marries his aged stepmother, Penelope, and Telemachus marries his father's mistress, Circe!

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • I destroyed every one of them, and was afterwards slain myself by Telegonus, a son whom I had by Circe.

British Dictionary definitions for Telegonus

Telegonus

/tɪˈlɛɡənəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a son of Odysseus and Circe, who sought his father and mistakenly killed him, later marrying Odysseus' widow Penelope
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