Nessus

Nessus

[nes-uhs]
noun Classical Mythology.
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)
 
n
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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