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Ogygʹian Deluge

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A flood which overran a part of Greece while Ogʹygēs was king of Attica. There were two floods so called—one in Bœotia, when the lake Copaʹis overflowed its banks; and another in Attica, when the whole territory was laid waste for two hundred years (B.C. 1764).

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Varro tells us that the planet Venus underwent a great change in the reign of Ogyges (3 syl.). It changed its diameter, its colour, its figure, and its course.

⁂ Ogyges Deluge occurred more than 200 years before Deucālion’s Flood.

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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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