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Deucaʹlion

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after the Deluge, was ordered to cast behind him the bones of his mother) (i.e. the stones of mother earth). Those thrown by Deucalion became men, and those thrown by his wife, Pyrrha, became women. For the interchange between λαòζ (people), and λααζ (a stone), see Pindar: Olympic Games, ix. 66.

Deucalion’s flood. According to Greek mythology, Deucalion was a king of Thessaly, in whose reign the whole world was covered with a deluge in consequence of the great impiety of man. (See Deluges.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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