Nessus



[nes-uh s] /ˈnɛs əs/

noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a centaur who, on attempting to seduce Deianira, the wife of Hercules, was shot by Hercules with a poisoned arrow. Before Nessus died, he gave to Deianira the poisoned tunic that ultimately caused Hercules’ death.
/ˈnɛsəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a centaur that killed Hercules. A garment dipped in its blood fatally poisoned Hercules, who had been given it by Deianira who thought it was a love charm

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