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Pelops

Syllabification: Pel·ops
Pronunciation: /ˈpēˌläps
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Pelops in English:

Son of Tantalus, brother of Niobe, and father of Atreus. He was killed by his father and served up as food to the gods, but only one shoulder was eaten, and he was restored to life with an ivory shoulder replacing the one that was missing.

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