The son of Tantalus: he is killed and served to the gods as food by his father, but later is restored to life by them.
Webster's New World
Origin of Pelops
Latin from Greek peliosdarkpel-1 in Indo-European roots ōpsface, eyeokw- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Pelops Sentence Examples
His kingly office had come to him from Pelops through the blood-stained hands of Atreus and Thyestes, and had brought with it a certain fatality which explained the hostile destiny which pursued him.
Tantalus's betrayal of the secrets of the gods refers to the sun unveiling the secrets of heaven; the slaying of Pelops denotes the going-down of the sun, Pelops meaning the "` gray one," an epithet of the gloomy sky in which the last rays of the sun are extinguished.
Most of these were free translations from the Greek, his favourite subjects being the legends of the Trojan war and the house of Pelops.
Such are the Amazon stories, whose local range was very extensive, and the myths of Memnon and Pelops.
Near it lie many remains of a primitive city, and about half a mile east is the rock-seat conjecturally identified with Pausanias' "Throne of Pelops."