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Cepheus   Listen
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Cepheus  n.  (Astron.) A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.






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... ordered him to retire, with menaces, in case of disobedience; but Perseus, presenting his shield, with the dreadful head of Med{u}sa, changed him into the mountain which still bears his name. In his return to Greece he visited Ethiopia, mounted on Peg{)a}sus, and delivered Androm{)e}da, daughter of Cepheus, (who was exposed on a rock of that coast to be devoured by a monster of the deep) on condition he might make her his wife: but Phineas, her uncle, sought to prevent him, by attempting, with a party, to carry off the bride. The attempt, ...
— Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology - For Classical Schools (2nd ed) • Charles K. Dillaway



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