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  1. Greek myth a queen of Lydia, whom Hercules was required to serve as a slave to atone for the murder of Iphitus
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Historical Examples of omphale

  • I have defended the gods, and I have freed myself from Omphale.

    The Temptation of St. Antony

    Gustave Flaubert

  • It is the awkwardness and strength of Hercules with the distaff of Omphale.

    Biographia Literaria

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • While I was undressing I fancied that Omphale's eyes had moved.

  • Hercules, dressed as a woman, sat spinning meekly at Omphale's feet.

    Captain Fracasse

    Theophile Gautier

  • If he refuses to try, he is clad as Omphale clad Hercules, and set to work.