Actaeon (n.) Old form(s): Acteon
[pron: ak'tayon] cuckold; hunter who saw Artemis (goddess of chastity) bathing naked; she changed him into a stag, who was killed by his own hounds
MW II.i.111 [Pistol to Ford] go thou / Like Sir Actaeon he, with Ringwood at thy heels
MW III.ii.39[Ford alone] I will ... divulge Page himself for a secure and wilful Actaeon
Tit II.iii.63 [Tamora to Bassianus] Thy temples should be planted presently / With horns, as was Actaeon's
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