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Meaning of Iobates

I•ob•a•tes

Pronunciation: (ī-ob'u-tēz", ē-ob'-), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a Lycian king commissioned by his son-in-law, Proetus, to kill Bellerophon: after surviving ordeals designed to destroy him, Bellerophon was believed to be divinely protected, and Iobates gave him half his kingdom.
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