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Ate

(2 syl.).

Goddess of vengeance and mischief. This goddess was driven out of heaven, and took refuge among the sons of men.

“With Atë by his side come not from hell,”

Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war. Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, iii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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