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Gyges

[jahy-jeez]
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noun Greek Mythology.
  1. Also Gy·es [jahy-eez] /ˈdʒaɪ iz/. one of the Hecatonchires.
  2. a shepherd who found a ring making its wearer invisible. Invited by the king of Lydia secretly to view his beautiful wife naked, Gyges was incited by her to kill the king and seize the throne. During his reign, allegedly, coinage was invented.
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  • But what probability was there that Gyges would ever have a throne to share?

    King Candaules

    Thophile Gautier

  • After this assurance Candaules left Gyges again hidden behind the door.

    King Candaules

    Thophile Gautier

  • The chastity of Nyssia was avenged, and the dream of Gyges accomplished.

    King Candaules

    Thophile Gautier

  • Can-daules at last said to him in a tone of disappointment: 'I see, Gyges, that you do not believe me.

    King Candaules

    Thophile Gautier

  • Gyges had shared his father's preference for Greek art and artists.