Ixion [ik-sahy-uh n, ik-see-on] Examples noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a king who was punished by Zeus for his love for Hera by being bound on an eternally revolving wheel in Tartarus.

Examples from the Web for ixion Historical Examples of ixion

  • Ixion, too, was silent, and gazed with abstraction upon the glowing sky.

    Ixion In Heaven

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I bartered her for gifts, and Ixion withholds the wealth which he sware to give.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • “Hail to thee, Pirithous, Ixion’s son,” cried the Wanderer again.

    The World’s Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

  • For insolence to Jove, Ixion was tied to an ever-revolving wheel in Hell.

    Keats: Poems Published in 1820

    John Keats

  • Ixion embraced the cloud, but from the embrace sprang a hero.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • British Dictionary definitions for ixion Ixion noun

    1. Greek myth a Thessalian king punished by Zeus for his love of Hera by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel

    Derived FormsIxionian (ˌɪksɪˈəʊnɪən), adjective

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