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Rhadamanthus

Rhadamanthus in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of Minos, who, as a ruler and judge in the underworld, was renowned for his justice. In poetic and literary usage, Rhadamanthine means showing stern and inflexible judgement.

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Rhadamanthus

Rhadamanthus (răd´əmăn´thəs), in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Europa. Renowned for his justice on earth, the gods made him one of the judges of the dead.

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