Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

by

Ovid

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Deucalion Character Analysis

Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha are the only two survivors after the gods flood the Earth to rid it of corruption. Deucalion and his wife pray to the goddess of prophecy, and she tells them to throw rocks over their shoulders. When they do so, the thrown stones take the form of a new human race.
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Deucalion Character Timeline in Metamorphoses

The timeline below shows where the character Deucalion appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1: Deucalion and Pyrrha
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A just man named Deucalion and his devout wife Pyrrha row their boat to shore on the bank of Parnassus—a... (full context)
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Deucalion looks around the restored land and cries because of how empty it feels. He says... (full context)
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Themis responds to Deucalion and Pyrrha, telling them to undress and to throw the bones of their mother behind... (full context)