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Mythology & Beliefs: Ixion
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Ixion was the king of Lapithae; for making love to Hera he was bound to endlessly revolving wheel in Tartarus.

Ixion in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Ixion (pronounced /ɪkˈsaɪ.ən/, ik-SYE-ən; Greek: Ἰξίων, Ixīōn) was king of the Lapiths, the most ancient tribe of Thessaly, and a son of Ares or Antion or the notorious evildoer Phlegyas, whose name connotes "fiery". Peiritho÷s[1] was his son (or stepson, if Zeus were his father, as the sky-god claims to Hera in Iliad 14).[2] Ixion married Dia,[3] a daughter of Deioneus (or Eioneus) and promised his father-in-law a valuable present. However, he did not pay the bride price, so Deioneus stole some of Ixion's horses in retaliation. Ixion concealed his resentment and invited his father-in-law to a feast at Larissa. When Deioneus arrived, Ixion pushed him into a bed of burning coals and wood. These circumstances are secondary to the fact of Ixion's primordial act of murder; it could be accounted for quite differently: in the Greek Anthology (iii.12), among a collection of inscriptions from a temple in Cyzicus is an epigrammatic description of Ixion slaying Phorbas and Polymelos, who had slain his mother, Megara, the "great one".[4]...

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