- a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.
Origin of amphictyon
- a son of Deucalion and Pyrrha who seized the throne of Attica and who, in devising a plan for avoiding disputes at his council meetings, became the first man to mix water with wine.
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Amphictyon, we are told, was the author of that which bore his name.The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The chiefs thus gathered together called this assembly the Am-phic-ty-on´ic Council, in honor of Amphictyon.The Story of the Greeks
H. A. Guerber
But consider whether this be not a prize proper to the Pythian games, as appropriate to Amphictyon.Essays and Miscellanies
Amphictyon represents the first of these institutions, and Aethlius the second.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
The hero Amphictyon, whose temple stood at Thermopylæ, passed in mythical genealogy for the brother of Hellen.
- a delegate to an amphictyonic council