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Deucalion

[doo-key-lee-uh n, dyoo-]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Prometheus who survived the Deluge to regenerate the human race.
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Historical Examples

  • You should not have let me stand in the way of Atlantis' good, Deucalion.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Deucalion when he landed here new from Yucatan was a strong man.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • I am a peaceful man, Deucalion, and have taken a wife who requires nourishment.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Well, Deucalion, it is dangerous for me to be missing from my temple overlong, so I will go.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • And besides, though you are a great man, Deucalion, you are not chief.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne


British Dictionary definitions for deucalion

Deucalion

noun
  1. the son of Prometheus and, with his wife Pyrrha, the only survivor on earth of a flood sent by Zeus (Deucalion's flood). Together, they were allowed to repopulate the world by throwing stones over their shoulders, which became men and women
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