Hippolytus

Hippolytus

[hi-pol-i-tuhs]
noun
Also, Hippolytos [hi-pol-i-tuhs, -tos] . Classical Mythology. the son of Theseus who was falsely accused by his stepmother, Phaedra, of raping her after he had rejected her advances and who was killed by Poseidon in response to the plea of Theseus.
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Hippolytus (hɪˈpɒlɪtəs)
 
n
Greek myth a son of Theseus, killed after his stepmother Phaedra falsely accused him of raping her
 
Hip'polytan
 
adj

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hippolytus

minor divinity in Greek religion. At Athens he was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love; at Troezen, girls just before marrying dedicated to him a lock of their hair. To the Greeks his name might suggest that he was destroyed by horses

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