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Deucalion

(dyo͞okā`lēən), in Greek mythology, son of Prometheus and father of Hellen. When Zeus, angered by humanity's irreverence, flooded the earth, Deucalion, warned by Prometheus, survived by taking refuge with his wife, Pyrrha, in an ark. Later, an oracle told them to cast behind them the bones of their mother (i.e., the stones of the earth). From these stones sprang men and women who repopulated the world.
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Deucalion

on Prometheus’ advice, survived flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 84–85]
See: Escape

Deucalion

survived Zeus’s flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 85]
See: Rescue

Deucalion

survives flood that destroys human race. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 80]
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In Heliodoros' Aithiopika (2.34.2-7) the priest of Apollo at Delphi, Charikles, describes the quadrennial sacrifice ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and embassy ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (1) sent to Delphi at the time of the Pythian Games in honour of Neoptolemos, the son of Achilles, by the Thessalian Ainians who lived in Hypata and traced their descent from Hellen, the son of Deukalion. (2) According to Charikles, the ceremony was performed at Delphi because Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, had killed Neoptolemos at the altars of Pythian Apollo.
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