Deucalion

Deucalion, son of Prometheus, who, with his wife Pyrrha, by means of an ark which he built, was saved from a flood which for nine days overwhelmed the land of Hellas. On the subsidence of the flood they consulted the oracle at Delphi as to re-peopling the land with inhabitants, when they were told by Themis, the Pythia at the time, to throw the bones of their mother over their heads behind them. For a time the meaning of the oracle was a puzzle, but the readier wit of the wife found it out; upon which they took stones and threw them over their heads, when the stones he threw were changed into men and those she threw were changed into women.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Dettingen * Deus ex machina
De Soto
Des Periers, Bonaventure
Despre`aux
Dessalines, Jean Jacques
Dessau
Dessauer, the old
Destouches
Detmold
Detroit
Dettingen
Deucalion
Deus ex machina
Deuteronomy
Deutsch, Emanuel
Deutz
Deux Ponts
Deva
Devanag`ari
Development
Dev`enter
De Vere, Thomas Aubrey

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Deucalion in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable