[ pil-uh-deez ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a son of Strophius who befriended Orestes, accompanied him in his wanderings, and eventually married Electra, sister of Orestes.

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How to use Pylades in a sentence

  • The history of Pylades belongs to the second class; that of Strophius belongs to the first.

    Dramatic Technique | George Pierce Baker
  • On his faithful friend Pylades he bestowed the hand of his beloved sister, the good and faithful Electra.

  • The passage in the Pylades from Athens to Smyrna was performed without accident or adventure.

  • The two young men are friends: Pylades of Phocis, and Orestes, who is thought to be dead.

  • Here he formed a friendship with Pylades, the son of that monarch, which was so true and constant that it passed into a proverb.

    The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White