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[tin-dair-ee-uh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the husband of Leda and father of Clytemnestra and Castor.
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  • Let them that sware the oath to Tyndareus go with thee on this errand.

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  • Leda was the daughter of Thestius and the wife of Tyndareus.

  • It represents Leda showing to Tyndareus a nest containing the two boys produced from the egg.

  • Wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta, loved by Zeus, who took the form of a swan.

  • She was the niece of Tyndareus,—being the daughter of his brother Icarius, a Spartan prince.

British Dictionary definitions for tyndareus


  1. Greek myth a Spartan king; the husband of Leda
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