Admetus

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Admetus

(ădmē`təs): see AlcestisAlcestis
, in Greek mythology, daughter of Pelias. She was won in marriage by Admetus, who fulfilled her father's condition that her suitor come for her in a chariot pulled by a wild boar and a lion.
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Admetus

granted everlasting life when wife Alcestis dies in his place. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 54]
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