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Heʹmus or Hæmus

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A chain of mountains in Thrace. According to mythology, Hæmos, son of Boʹreas, was changed into a mountain for aspiring to divine honours.

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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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