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Pelʹops

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Son of Tanʹtalos, cut to pieces and served as food to the gods. The Moreʹa was called Peloponneʹsos or the “island of Pelops,” from this mythical king.

The ivory shoulder of the sons of Pelops. The distinguishing or distinctive mark of anyone. The tale is that Demeʹter ate the shoulder of Pelops when it was served up by Tanʹtalos, and when the gods put the body back into the cauldron to restore it to life, he came forth lacking a shoulder. Demeter supplied an ivory shoulder, and all his descendants carried this mark in their bodies. (See Pythagoras.)

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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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Pellean Conqueror
Pelleas (Sir)
Pells
Pelops
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