noun Classical Mythology.

the brother of Atreus who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons when served to him by Atreus.

Related formsThy·es·te·an [thahy-es-tee-uh n, thahy-e-stee-uh n] /θaɪˈɛs ti ən, ˌθaɪ ɛˈsti ən/, Thy·es·ti·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Greek myth son of Pelops and brother of Atreus, with whose wife he committed adultery. In revenge, Atreus killed Thyestes' sons and served them to their father at a banquet
Derived FormsThyestean or Thyestian (θaɪˈɛstɪən, ˌθaɪɛˈstiːən), adjective
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