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Brewer's: Hippolytus

the cardinal to whom Ariosto dedicated his Orlando Furioso. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894HippomenesHippolytos A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O…

Classical Mythology: King Theseus Wants a Wife

King Theseus Wants a WifeClassical MythologyLucky in War, Unlucky in Love: TheseusRoad WarriorA Lot of BullKing Theseus Wants a WifeMidlife Crisis: The Abduction of Helen With the death of Ae…

Brewer's: Hippolytos

Son of Theseus (2 syl.), King of Athens. He was dragged to death by wild horses, and restored to life by Esculapios. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Hippolyt…

Brewer's: Hippomenes

(4 syl.). A Grecian prince, who ran a race with Atalanta for her hand in marriage. He had three golden apples, which he dropped one by one, and which the lady stopped to pick up. By this de…

Brewer's: Simon Magus

Isidore tells us that Simon Magus died in the reign of Nero, and adds that he (Simon) had proposed a dispute with Peter and Paul, and had promised to fly up to heaven. He succeeded in risin…

Brewer's: Keys

(See St. Sitha) Keys of stables and cowhouses have not unfrequently, even at the present day, a stone with a hole through it and a piece of horn attached to the handle. This is a relic o…

The Divine Comedy: Paradiso: Canto XVII

Paradiso 83 - Paradiso: Canto XVI Paradiso: Canto XVIII - 85 Paradiso: Canto XVII As came to Clymene, to be made certain Of that which he had heard against himself, He who makes f…

The Divine Comedy: Paradiso: Canto XVII

Canto 83 Canto 85 Paradiso: Canto XVII As came to Clymene, to be made certain Of that which he had heard against himself, He who makes fathers chary still to children, Even such was I…