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[en-sel-uh-duh s]
  1. Classical Mythology. a giant with a hundred arms buried under Mount Etna, in Sicily.
  2. Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
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Examples from the Web for enceladus

Historical Examples

  • With all their toil, they had not yet come to the girdle of Enceladus.

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities

    Herman Melville

  • They were the shadows of Mimas, Enceladus, and Tethys, the three inner satellites.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith

  • For the story of the giants and the punishment of Enceladus see any good Greek mythology.

  • At least my memory is keen enough to support my courage, and whatever the dread Enceladus may counsel, my voice is still for war!'

    The Infernal Marriage

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I was one of those who supported Enceladus in the admission of the Olympians above, and I regret it.

    The Infernal Marriage

    Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for enceladus


  1. Greek myth a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by Athena. He was believed to be buried under Mount Etna in Sicily
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  1. a very bright satellite of Saturn
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