Meaning of Tereus

Te•re•us

Pronunciation: (tēr'ē-us, tēr'ys), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a Thracian prince, the husband of Procne, who raped his sister-in-law Philomela and was changed into a hoopoe as a punishment.
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