Definition: Cecrops introduced the Athenians to the institution of marriage. Before him, the legends hold, the people were promiscuous and did not live in a city. Cecrops himself was half man and half snake, but he was king in Attica, whose major city was to be Athens. Cecrops was part of the tribunal that decided Athens would be Athena's city rather than Poseidon's. His daughters, the Cecropides, were Aglauros, Pandrasos, and Herse.
Alternate Spellings: Kekrops
Examples:Cecrops was one of the legendary heroes of Athens after whom a tribe (Kekropis) was named.