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  1. Greek myth a son of Poseidon and Tyro. He feared his nephew Jason and sent him to recover the Golden Fleece, hoping he would not return
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Examples from the Web for pelias

Historical Examples

  • The eyes of King Pelias sparkled with joy, therefore, when he heard Jason's reply.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Meanwhile in Iolchos by the sea the old king Pelias had died.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • It was from this place that Pelias despatched Jason and the ship Argo.

  • In the night she persuaded the daughters of Pelias to kill him.

  • Yet the eyes of Pelias, the king, were dark, and a settled scowl was on his brow.