- (in ancient Greek tradition) the first king of Attica, represented as half-human, half-dragon
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On the doors is Androgeus' death; thereby the children of Cecrops, bidden, ah me!The Aeneid of Virgil
Cecrops was certainly a title of the Deity, who was worshipped under this emblem.
Some have said of Cecrops that he underwent a metamorphosis, being changed from a serpent to a man.
They begin from Cecrops, and come down to the 160th Olympiad.
The Poet says, dear city of Cecrops, and wilt thou not say, dear city of Zeus?Grass of Parnassus