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Gordian knot

Gordian knot, in Greek mythology, an intricate knot by which King Gordius of Phrygia joined the yoke and pole of an oxcart. A prophecy holding that anyone undoing the knot would rule all Asia came true when Alexander the Great severed the knot with his sword.

See also: Mythology.

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