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[doo-key-lee-uh n, dyoo-] /duˈkeɪ li ən, dyu-/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a son of Prometheus who survived the Deluge to regenerate the human race. Unabridged
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  • If men may become stones, on the other hand, in Samoa (as in the Greek myth of Deucalion), stones may become men.

  • Deucalion, the way these people fawn on me gives me a nausea.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I don't care if it is; he couldn't keep up with the old Deucalion when we put her off with the wind on her quarter.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
  • Your eye seems to feast itself most on the mammoth, Deucalion.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • All those thrown by Deucalion were immediately changed into men, while those cast by Pyrrha became women.

    Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber
  • "We grow nervous with our married life, my Deucalion," she said.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • It was said that Deucalion and his wife Pyr´rha were the only people left alive after the flood.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • I am a peaceful man, Deucalion, and have taken a wife who requires nourishment.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • For according to historians, Deucalion was king of Phthiotis and of all Thessaly.

  • Well, Deucalion, it is dangerous for me to be missing from my temple overlong, so I will go.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for Deucalion


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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