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Phorcys

[ fawr-sis ]
/ ˈfɔr sɪs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a sea god who fathered the Gorgons.
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How to use Phorcys in a sentence

  • Phorcys and godlike Ascanius far from Ascania, led the Phrygians, and they eagerly desired to engage in battle.

  • Homer says that the spear of Aias burst the gualon of Phorcys, and the bronze let out the entrails.

    The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
  • Phorcys, again, and noble Ascanius led the Phrygians from the far country of Ascania, and both were eager for the fray.

    The Iliad|Homer
  • The shield of Phorcys, if he wore one, must have been slung over his back or side at the moment.

    The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
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