Ixion [ik-sahy-uh n, ik-see-on] Examples noun Classical Mythology.
- a king who was punished by Zeus for his love for Hera by being bound on an eternally revolving wheel in Tartarus.
Examples from the Web for ixion Historical Examples of ixion
Ixion, too, was silent, and gazed with abstraction upon the glowing sky.
I bartered her for gifts, and Ixion withholds the wealth which he sware to give.
L. W. Yaggy
“Hail to thee, Pirithous, Ixion’s son,” cried the Wanderer again.
H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
For insolence to Jove, Ixion was tied to an ever-revolving wheel in Hell.
Ixion embraced the cloud, but from the embrace sprang a hero.
British Dictionary definitions for ixion Ixion noun
- Greek myth a Thessalian king punished by Zeus for his love of Hera by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel
Derived FormsIxionian (ˌɪksɪˈəʊnɪən), adjective