Perdix (partridge) In Greek mythology, culture hero, Athenian inventor of the saw, compass, and potter’s wheel; son of Perdix, the sister of Daedalus. He was murdered by Daedalus and transformed into a partridge. The story is in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (book 8).


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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