a Greek king renowned as an administrator of distributive justice, after death appointed one of the three judges in Hades.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • EACUS —    See ÆACUS …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • MINOS —    an ancient king of Crete, celebrated for his administration of justice; was fabled to have been appointed, along with Æacus and Rhadamanthus, one of the judges of the dead on their descent into the nether world …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • PELEUS —    the son of Æacus, the husband of Thetis, the father of Achilles, and one of the Argonauts, after whom Achilles is named Pelides, i. e. Peleus boy …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • RHADAMANTHUS —    in the Greek mythology a son of Zeus and Europa, and a brother of MINOS (q.v.), was distinguished among men for his strict justice, and was after his death appointed one of the Judges of the dead in the nether world along with Æacus and Minos …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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