[ ik-sahy-uhn, ik-see-on ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ ən, ˈɪk siˌɒn /
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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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How to use Ixion in a sentence
Ixion pleaded his cause so well that Jupiter was about to dismiss him, when he saw the presumptuous mortal making love to Juno.
This offense could not be overlooked, so Ixion was sent to Tartarus, where he was bound to an ever-revolving wheel of fire.
Upon which Ixion declared that he would give a great reward to any person that would destroy these bulls.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Ixion was king of the Lapithae, and being taken to heaven by Jupiter, made love to Juno, for which he was eternally punished.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
Ixion says he once was king of Thessaly: he had to punish crime.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
British Dictionary definitions for Ixion
/ (ɪkˈsaɪən) /
Greek myth a Thessalian king punished by Zeus for his love of Hera by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel
Derived forms of IxionIxionian (ˌɪksɪˈəʊnɪən), adjective
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