Telegonus

[ tuh-leg-uh-nuh s ]
/ təˈlɛg ə nəs /
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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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Examples from the Web for telegonus

  • Tradition says that he at last met his death at the hands of his illegitimate son Telegonus.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He then yielded to her solicitations and made her the mother of Telegonus.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Telegonus marries his aged stepmother, Penelope, and Telemachus marries his father's mistress, Circe!

    The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
  • I destroyed every one of them, and was afterwards slain myself by Telegonus, a son whom I had by Circe.

British Dictionary definitions for telegonus

Telegonus

/ (tɪˈlɛɡənəs) /

noun

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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