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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Picidae.


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  • The Caatinga Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni) was rediscovered during a recent ornithological survey in the Tocantins region of Central Brazil.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Some of the birds include the ñandú (Rhea americana), Crypturellus undulatus, Celeus lugubris, Heterospizias meridionalis, and others.

    Humid Chaco

  • Triptolemus and Diocles, the horse-driver, and to doughty Eumolpus and Celeus, leader of the people, she showed the conduct of her rites and taught them all her mysteries, to Triptolemus and

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And no one of men or deep-bosomed women knew her when they saw her, until she came to the house of wise Celeus who then was lord of fragrant Eleusis.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But, as soon as dawn began to show, they told powerful Celeus all things without fail, as the lovely-crowned goddess Demeter charged them.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • So Celeus called the countless people to an assembly and bade them make a goodly temple for rich-haired Demeter and an altar upon the rising hillock.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But he always (so to speak) followed Celeus, who was the first man, it is said, that assembled daily a number of honorable persons of distinction, and called the place where they met the Prytaneum.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Ceres and Triptolemus; of him was born Celeus, Celeus wedded

    The Acharnians

  • Oh, Triptolemus and Celeus, do ye thus forsake your own blood?

    The Acharnians

  • There the daughters of Celeus, son of Eleusis, saw her, as they were coming for easy-drawn water, to carry it in pitchers of bronze to their dear father's house: four were they and like goddesses in the flower of their girlhood, Callidice and Cleisidice and lovely Demo and Callithoe who was the eldest of them all.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica


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