Ixion definition

ĭk-sīən, ĭksē-ŏn
A king of Thessaly who committed parricide and attempted to rape Hera and was punished by Zeus by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel in Hades.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) A Thessalian king who is bound to a revolving wheel in Tartarus because he sought the love of Hera.
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(Greek mythology) King of Lapiths, who was punished by Zeus for trying to seduce Hera by being bound to winged fiery wheel that was always spinning.
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A Kuiper belt object (KBO), 28978 Ixion (provisional designation 2001 KX76)
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Origin of ixion

  • From Latin Ixīōn, from Ancient Greek Ἰξίων (Iksiōn).

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