- Classical Mythology. a son of Tantalus and Dione, slaughtered by his father and served to the Olympians as food; Hermes restored him to life and he later ruled over southern Greece, which was called Peloponnesus after him.
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Resurrected by the gods, Pelops has a son whom he names Atreus, and Atreus repeats the family curse.Cheney Blood Lust
October 22, 2009
Pelops, the son of the cruel Tantalus, was a pious and virtuous prince.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
He is said to have been the charioteer of Pelops, and to have had the chief command in these parts.
Why, one that was held by right, handed down from Tantalus and Pelops.De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Homeric notices of Pelops are not more liberal than of Tantalus.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
The part was replaced in ivory when Pelops was restored to life.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)
Charles Mills Gayley
- Greek myth the son of Tantalus, who as a child was killed by his father and served up as a meal for the gods
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