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by Micha F. Lindemans
The brother of Atreus and son of Pelops and Hippodamia. He seduced his brother's wife and also contrived a situation which led to Atreus slaying his own son. Atreus took revenge by inviting Thyestes to a banquet in which the limbs of his own two sons, slain by Atreus, were served as a dish.

Hence a Thyestean feast: one at which human flesh is served.

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