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Glaucus(glô`kəs), in Greek mythology. 1 Sea god who loved ScyllaScylla
, in Greek mythology. 1 Sea monster. According to one legend Circe, jealous of the sea god Glaucus' love for Scylla, changed her from a beautiful nymph into a horrible doglike creature with six heads and twelve feet; according to another, Amphitrite, jealous of
..... Click the link for more information. . 2 Trojan hero who, according to Homer, exchanged his golden armor for the bronze armor of Diomedes. 3 Son of SisyphusSisyphus
, in Greek mythology, son of Aeolus and founder and king of Corinth. Renowned for his cunning, he was said to have outwitted even Death. For his disrespect to Zeus, he was condemned to eternal punishment in Tartarus.
..... Click the link for more information. and father of BellerophonBellerophon
, in Greek mythology, son of Glaucus (3;) originally called Hipponoüs. He changed his name after he murdered a countryman and was forced to flee to exile.
..... Click the link for more information. . He was devoured by his own horses.
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handsome, wealthy young Greek pursued by various ladies. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490–492]
See: Beauty, Masculine
loses love, Scylla, when she is made monster. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
See: Love, Tragic
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