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  1. Cephalus

    Cephalus (; Ancient Greek: Κέφαλος Kephalos means "head") is a name, used both for the hero-figure in Greek mythology and carried as a theophoric name by historical persons. Mythological Cephalus, an Athenian son of Hermes and Herse. Cephalus, husband of Procris.Historical Cephalus, son of Lysanias from Syracuse (5th century BCE), a wealthy metic and elderly arms manufacturer living in Athens who engages in dialogue with Socrates in Plato's Republic. He was the father of orator Lysias, philosopher Polemarchus and Euthydemus. Cephalus, Athenian orator who flourished after the time of the Thirty Tyrants. Cephalus, a Molossian who sided with Perseus in the Third Macedonian War.

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  1. Cephalus

    Cephalus is a name, used both for the hero-figure in Greek mythology and carried as a theophoric name by historical persons. The word kephalos is Greek for "head", perhaps used here because Cephalus was the founding "head" of a great family that includes Odysseus. It could be that Cephalus means the head of the sun who kills Procris with his unerring ray or 'javelin'. Cephalus was one of the lovers of the dawn goddess Eos. Sumptuous sacrifices for Cephalus and for Procris are required in the inscribed sacred calendar of Thorikos in southern Attica, dating perhaps to the 430s BCE and published from the stone in 1983.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cephalus

    king of Thessaly, who having involuntarily killed his wife Procris, in despair put himself to death with the same weapon.

Mythology

  1. Cephalus

    (Cep′halus) was married to Procris, whom he accidentally slew by shooting her while she was secretly watching him, he thinking she was a wild beast. Cephalus was the type of constancy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cephalus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cephalus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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