[doo-key-lee-uh n, dyoo-]
- a son of Prometheus who survived the Deluge to regenerate the human race.
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Examples from the Web for deucalion
I am a peaceful man, Deucalion, and have taken a wife who requires nourishment.
Well, Deucalion, it is dangerous for me to be missing from my temple overlong, so I will go.
Deucalion when he landed here new from Yucatan was a strong man.
You should not have let me stand in the way of Atlantis' good, Deucalion.
And besides, though you are a great man, Deucalion, you are not chief.
- 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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