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(Greek myth) a king of Arcadia said to have offered Zeus a plate of human flesh to learn whether the god was omniscient
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  • But lycaon came up to him dazed and trying hard to embrace his knees, for he would fain live, not die.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Citeus, son of lycaon, laments the transformation of his daughter into a bear.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • Leave the tomb of Helice, leave that high cairn of the son of lycaon, which seems wondrous fair, even in the eyes of the blessed.

  • Brave offspring of lycaon, is there hope That thou wilt hear my counsel?

  • Its scientific name is lycaon venaticus; and besides the two common names already mentioned, it has half a dozen more.

  • lycaon had flung away shield and helmet and spear, that he might be lightened in the race for his life.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • Execrable viands, such as were supplied to Jupiter by lycaon.

  • Then follow the episode of lycaon's slaughter, the fight with the river-gods, and the death of Hector.

  • While other Dogs have but a cartilaginous rudiment of the clavicle, lycaon has a considerably larger representative of this bone.

  • lycaon struck Peneleos on the socket of his helmet crest, "and his sword brake at the hilt."

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang

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