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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a woman formed from a cloud by Zeus as a counterfeit of Hera, in order to deceive the lustful Ixion: mother by Ixion of the centaurs.
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Historical Examples of nephele

  • To-morrow I will meet thee in the land of the children of Nephele.

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    L. W. Yaggy

  • But after a time he became enamoured of Ino, the daughter of Cadmus, and neglected Nephele, who disappeared in anger.

  • Nephele returns to the house disguised as an old nurse (East Lynne formula).

  • Many, many years ago, there was a man called Athamas, and he had a wife whose name was Nephele.

  • Athamas had by his wife Nephele two children, Phrixus and Helle.