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  1. Greek myth a king of Arcadia said to have offered Zeus a plate of human flesh to learn whether the god was omniscient
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Examples from the Web for lycaon

Historical Examples of lycaon

  • Execrable viands, such as were supplied to Jupiter by Lycaon.

    1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

    Edward S. Ellis

  • Citeus, son of Lycaon, laments the transformation of his daughter into a bear.

    Human Animals

    Frank Hamel

  • Brave offspring of Lycaon, is there hope That thou wilt hear my counsel?

  • Lycaon had flung away shield and helmet and spear, that he might be lightened in the race for his life.

  • Then follow the episode of Lycaon's slaughter, the fight with the river-gods, and the death of Hector.