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Κέρκωπες). Droll and thievish gnomes who robbed Heracles in his sleep. Some place them at Thermopylae; others at Oechalia in Euboea, or in Lydia. (See Herod. vii. 216, and the article Melampygus.) A poem entitled Κέρκωπες was ascribed to Homer. (Cf. Müller, Dorier, ii. 12.10.)

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