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Thyestes

[ thahy-es-teez ]
/ θaɪˈɛs tiz /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the brother of Atreus who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons when served to him by Atreus.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Thyestes

Thy·es·te·an [thahy-es-tee-uhn, thahy-e-stee-uhn], /θaɪˈɛs ti ən, ˌθaɪ ɛˈsti ən/, Thy·es·ti·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Thyestes

Thyestes
/ (θaɪˈɛstiːz) /

noun
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 forms of Thyestes

Thyestean or Thyestian (θaɪˈɛstɪən, ˌθaɪɛˈstiːən), adjective
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