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Nessus

[nes-uh s] /ˈnɛs əs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a centaur who, on attempting to seduce Deianira, the wife of Hercules, was shot by Hercules with a poisoned arrow. Before Nessus died, he gave to Deianira the poisoned tunic that ultimately caused Hercules' death.
Also, Nessos.
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Nessus

/ˈnɛsəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a centaur that killed Hercules. A garment dipped in its blood fatally poisoned Hercules, who had been given it by Deianira who thought it was a love charm
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