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Brewer's: Medea's Kettle

or Caldron, to boil the old into youth again. Medea, the sorceress, cut an old ram to pieces, and, throwing the pieces into her caldron, the old ram came forth a young lamb. The daughters o…

Brewer's: Mede'a

A sorceress, daughter of the King of Colchis. She married Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, whom she aided to obtain the golden fleece. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

Classical Mythology: No Place Like Home?

No Place Like Home?Classical MythologyCrimes of Passion: Jason, Medea, and the ArgonautsAssembling the ArgonautsIn Search of AdventureWitch Way to the Golden FleeceCrime and Punishment: The Lo…

Diana Rigg

Longtime leading lady Dame Diana Rigg is best known for her television roles: as Mrs. Emma Peel in the 1960s swinging British series The Avengers, and, since 1989, as the elegant host of the PBS seri…

Classical Mythology: A Lot of Bull

A Lot of BullClassical MythologyLucky in War, Unlucky in Love: TheseusRoad WarriorA Lot of BullKing Theseus Wants a WifeMidlife Crisis: The Abduction of Helen Having rid the isthmus and its s…

Brewer's: Medham

[the keen ]. One of Mahomet's swords, taken from the Jews when they were exiled from Medina. (See Swords.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MediaevalMedea's K…

Zoe Caldwell

Zoe CaldwellactressBorn: 9/14/1933Birthplace: Australia Tony Award-winning stage actress known for her roles in both classical and modern productions. Her Broadway plays include The Prime of …