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, in Greek mythology, king of Phrygia. An oracle had told the Phrygians that the king who would put an end to their troubles was approaching in an oxcart, and, thus, when Gordius, a peasant, appeared in his wagon, he was hailed king.
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(in Greek legend) a complicated knot, tied by King Gordius of Phrygia, that Alexander the Great cut with a sword