Sentence Examples

  • In the legend of Nisus and Scylla there is a trace of the custom which was still observed in classical times in the sacrifice of animals.
  • NISUS, in Greek mythology, king of Megara, brother of Aegeus, king of Athens.
  • Megara was captured, and Nisus, who died fighting (or slew himself), was changed into a sea-eagle.
  • In Virgil, Scylla, the daughter of Nisus, is confused with the sea-monster, the daughter of Phorcys.
  • Nisus was the eponymous hero of the harbour of Nisaea, and local tradition makes no mention of his betrayal by his daughter.