Deucalion

Deucalion

[doo-key-lee-uhn, dyoo-]
noun Classical Mythology.
a son of Prometheus who survived the Deluge to regenerate the human race.
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Deucalion (djuːˈkeɪlɪən)
 
n
the son of Prometheus and, with his wife Pyrrha, the only survivor on earth of a flood sent by Zeus (Deucalion's flood). Together, they were allowed to repopulate the world by throwing stones over their shoulders, which became men and women

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deucalion

in Greek legend, the Greek equivalent of Noah, the son of Prometheus (the creator of humankind), king of Phthia in Thessaly, and husband of Pyrrha; he was also the father of Hellen, the mythical ancestor of the Hellenic race

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