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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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