- a pair of rocky islands, at the entrance to the Black Sea, that often clashed together: Athena helped the Argonauts navigate them, after which they became fixed.
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Examples from the Web for symplegades
Euripides, Medea, verse 2, gives them the title of Symplegades.
The first papers passed him by two mountains, which, like the symplegades, threatened to meet and crush him in their embrace.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3
Hubert Howe Bancroft
The story of the Symplegades may be a reference369 to the rolling and clashing of icebergs.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.Cape Cod
Henry D. Thoreau
After the miraculous passage of the Argo, the Symplegades became permanently united, and attached to the bottom of the sea.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome