a deputy to the council of an amphictyony.
a son of Deucalion and Pyrrha who seized the throne of Attica and who, in devising a plan for avoiding disputes at his council meetings, became the first man to mix water with wine.
Historical Examples

amphictyon, we are told, was the author of that which bore his name.
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

But consider whether this be not a prize proper to the Pythian games, as appropriate to amphictyon.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

The chiefs thus gathered together called this assembly the Am-phic-ty-on´ic Council, in honor of amphictyon.
The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber

The hero amphictyon, whose temple stood at Thermopylæ, passed in mythical genealogy for the brother of Hellen.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 Various

amphictyon represents the first of these institutions, and Aethlius the second.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

a delegate to an amphictyonic council


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