noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for tereus
The two wives were changed at their own request to nightingale and swallow, and Tereus became a hoopoe.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
Progne, the sister of Philomela and wife of Tereus, changed into a swallow by the gods.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
The king of birds, transformed from Tereus, King of Thrace, twitters in the following style.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Another similar instance is the 'voice of the shuttle' in the Tereus of Sophocles.Poetics|Aristotle
Philomela was changed, at her own prayer, into a nightingale that she might escape the vengeance of her brother-in-law Tereus.Milton's Comus|John Milton