Agdistes

(self-indulgence). The god who kept the porch of the “Bower of Bliss.” He united in his own person the two sexes, and sprang from the stone Agdus, parts of which were taken by Deucalion and Pyrrha to cast over their shoulders, after the flood, for re-peopling the world. (Spenser: Faëric Queene, book ii, 12.)

Ag-dis-tes in 3 syl.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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