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Ixion

(ĭk`sēən), in Greek mythology, king of the Lapithes. Ixion murdered his father-in-law to avoid paying a price for his bride. When no one on earth would purify him, Zeus took Ixion to Olympus and purified him. While there Ixion attempted to seduce Hera, but Zeus created a phantom of her and by it Ixion became the father of the centaurscentaur
, in Greek mythology, creature, half man and half horse. The centaurs were fathered by Ixion or by Centaurus, who was Ixion's son. Followers of Dionysus, they were uncouth and savage, but some, such as Chiron, became friends and teachers of men.
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. As punishment for his impious act, Ixion was chained eternally to a revolving, fiery wheel in TartarusTartarus,
in Greek mythology, lowest region of the underworld. The wicked (e.g., Sisyphus, Tantalus, and Ixion) were sent to Tartarus as punishment for their sins.
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Ixion

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(physics)
An experimental magnetic-mirror device used for research on controlled fusion; involves study of plasma rotation in a magnetic-mirror confinement system using crossed electric and magnetic fields.

Ixion

first murderer of a relative in classical mythology. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 142; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
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16) 'Demetrios, whom everybody calls Ixion, in the Attic words explains Laispodias as a rare word which means intemperate concerning sexual drive, so much so that one may have sexual intercourse with animals.
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When Andrea and Revenge, observers of Hieronimo's dramatic action, insert themselves into the play as judges and playwrights, justice becomes once again incoherent as Andrea offers a Senecan view of hell in which malefactors from The Spanish Tragedy will substitute for and endure the torments of such classical figures as Titys, Ixion, and Sisyphus in what will become an "endless tragedy" centered on "spectacles of repetitive action" (133); thus, methodological confusion, like incoherence on the level of the word, becomes productive of new modes of meaning rather than merely destructive of the more familiar forms of humanist eloquence.
I've pass'd the gloomy realms below, Made Pluto weep at mortal woe, Ixion cease to tuna his wheel, And ev'ry torture to be still; But, yet, my birth I draw from Heav'n, From whence nay wond'rous pow'r is giv'n; To charm the planets in their spheres, And bid them roll unnumber'd years.
Her older brother has run away to the island of Ixion, leaving Retra to endure the repercussions of his actions.
He created the cloud nymph after Hera reported King Ixion had attempted to violate her.
Ishmael, for instance, becomes associated with Ixion, a Thessalian king punished by Zeus (for aspiring to seduce Hera) by being bound in Tartarus to an endlessly revolving wheel.
Tyard's personal interpretations of the mythic figures of Ixion, Endymion, Narcissus, Orpheus, Mercury, Pygmalion, and Prometheus, in particular, arise from a blend of familiarity with French and Italian paintings, engravings, emblems, use of Pythagorean formulas, and from his philosophical understandings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century literary and artistic traditions and productions.
aunque el crimen de Ixion no era sensual y las sirenas atraian a los solitarios navegantes, no esta Sisifo en el mismo plano, ni los centauros prohijados por Ixion se corresponden con los caballos que tiraban los carros entre los mesones y teatros del Siglo de Oro con los cuales se prosigue la comparacion para ir a dar por ultimo a esferas biblicas y de parodia religiosa.
27 Which half-human mythical creatures were supposed to be the offspring of King Ixion and a cloud in the shape of the goddess Hera?
At the same time the hatchback will be offered in a choice of three metallic paint finishes - Silver Steel, Ixion Blue or Eclipse Black.