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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia


A race inhabiting the mountains of Thessaly; subject to Perithous, who, on the occasion of his marriage with Hippodamia, invited his kinsfolk the Centaurs to the feast, but these, under intoxication from the wine, attempting to carry off the bride and other women, were set on by the Lapithæ and, after a bloody struggle, overpowered.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lapithæ'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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