Beleses

(3 syl.). A Chaldean soothsayer and Assyrian satrap, who told Arbaces, governor of Media, that he would one day sit on the throne of Sardanapalus. King of Nineveh and Assyria. His prophecy was verified, and he was rewarded by Arbaces with the government of Babylon. ( Byron: Sardanapalus. )

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