Thyestes definition

thī-ĕstēz
(gr. myth., person, proper) A brother of Atreus.
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A king of Mycenae who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons, served to him by his brother Atreus, as revenge for seducing his wife and usurping the throne.
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Origin of thyestes

  • Greek Thuestēs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition