[ tuh-leg-uh-nuhs ]
/ təˈlɛg ə nəs /
noun Classical Mythology.
a son of Odysseus and Circe who unknowingly killed his father and eventually married Penelope.
a son of Proteus and the husband of Io who was killed by Hercules in a wrestling match.
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How to use Telegonus in a sentence
He then yielded to her solicitations and made her the mother of Telegonus.
I destroyed every one of them, and was afterwards slain myself by Telegonus, a son whom I had by Circe.
Telegonus marries his aged stepmother, Penelope, and Telemachus marries his father's mistress, Circe!
Tradition says that he at last met his death at the hands of his illegitimate son Telegonus.
British Dictionary definitions for Telegonus
Greek myth a son of Odysseus and Circe, who sought his father and mistakenly killed him, later marrying Odysseus' widow Penelope
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