Meaning of Pelops

Pel•ops

Pronunciation: (pē'lops, pel'ops), [key]
— n.
  1. a son of Tantalus and Dione, slaughtered by his father and served to the Olympians as food; Hermes restored him to life and he later ruled over southern Greece, which was called Peloponnesus after him.
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