Cecrops


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Cecrops

(sē`krŏps), in Greek mythology, founder and first king of Athens. A primeval being, he was half man and half serpent. As a maker of laws, he abolished human sacrifice, established monogamy, and initiated burial of the dead.

Cecrops

the traditional founder of Athens was half man, half serpent. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 393]
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King Cecrops, who was part human and part snake, was looking for a patron deity to rule over his already prosperous and celebrated city.