Erechtheus

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Erechtheus (ɛˈrɛkθjuːs, -θɪəs)
 
n
Greek myth a king of Athens who sacrificed one of his daughters because the oracle at Delphi said this was the only way to win the war against the Eleusinians

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Erechtheus
legendary first king and founder of Athens, from L., from Gk. Erekhtheos, lit. "shaker" (of the earth), from erekhthein "to rend, break, shatter, shake."
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