[ik-sahy-uh n, ik-see-on]

noun Classical Mythology.

a king who was punished by Zeus for his love for Hera by being bound on an eternally revolving wheel in Tartarus.

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Historical Examples of ixion

  • Ixion, too, was silent, and gazed with abstraction upon the glowing sky.

    Ixion In Heaven

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I bartered her for gifts, and Ixion withholds the wealth which he sware to give.

  • "Hail to thee, Pirithous, Ixion's son," cried the Wanderer again.

    The World's Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

  • For insolence to Jove, Ixion was tied to an ever-revolving wheel in Hell.

  • Ixion embraced the cloud, but from the embrace sprang a hero.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for ixion



Greek myth a Thessalian king punished by Zeus for his love of Hera by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel
Derived FormsIxionian (ˌɪksɪˈəʊnɪən), adjective
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