Tereus

[ teer-ee-uhs, teer-yoos ]
/ ˈtɪər i əs, ˈtɪər yus /

noun Classical Mythology.

a Thracian prince, the husband of Procne, who raped his sister-in-law Philomela and was changed into a hoopoe as a punishment.

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Tereus
/ (ˈtɪərɪəs) /

noun

Greek myth a prince of Thrace, who raped Philomela, sister of his wife Procne, and was punished by being turned into a hoopoe
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