noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for actaeon
Actaeon in Greek mythology was a hunter who saw Diana bathing, and was in consequence changed by the goddess into a stag.La Lgende des Sicles|Victor Hugo
What a hunt, Actaeon-like;—which Actaeon de Malseigne happily gains!The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
Actaeon was a brute for wanting to push in where Diana was bathing.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
Preller thinks that Actaeon, devoured by his hounds after being changed into a stag, is a symbol of the vernal year.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
I only thought of Curtiss as Actaeon being chivied round the billiard tables by the nymphs of Diana.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for actaeon
Word Origin and History for actaeon
in Greek mythology, the name of the hunter who discovered Artemis bathing and was changed by her to a stag and torn to death by his hounds. The name is of unknown origin. Sometimes used figuratively in 17c. for "a cuckold" (because of his "horns").