noun Classical Mythology.
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The most famous soothsayer was Melampus, who was also the first mortal endowed with prophetic powers.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Melampus, a noted mythical leech of Argos, before the Trojan War, was said to have made use of healing-spells in his practice.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery|Robert Means Lawrence
Mantius, the other son of Melampus, was father to Polypheides and Cleitus.The Odyssey|Homer
Hence there was a tradition, that Melampus was rendered prophetic from a communication with these animals.
As in the Northern hemisphere, Melampus or Convolvulus is the genus represented in such localities.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray