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Brewer's: Nine

Nine, five, and three are mystical numbers- the diapason, diapente, and diatrion of the Greeks. Nine consists of a trinity of trinities. According to the Pythagorean numbers, man is a full …

Brewer's: Oaks Famous in Story

(1) Owen Glendower's Oak, at Shelton, near Shrewsbury, was in full growth in 1403, for in this tree Owen Glendower witnessed the great battle between Henry IV. and Henry Percy. Six or eight…

Brewer's: Nine Spheres

(The). Milton, in his Arcades, speaks of the “celestial syrens' harmony that sit upon the nine enfolded spheres.” The nine spheres are those of the Moon, of Mercury, of Venus, o…

Brewer's: Nine Crosses

Altar crosses, processional crosses, roods on lofts, reliquary crosses, consecration crosses, marking crosses, pectoral crosses, spire crosses, and crosses pendent over altars. (Pugin Gloss…

Brewer's: Nine Crowns

(See Crowns.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Nine Days' WonderNine Crosses A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Relat…

Brewer's: Nine Gods

(The). (1) Of the Etruscans: Juno, Minerva, and Tinia ( the three chief); the other six were Vulcan, Mars, and Saturn, Hercules, Summauus, and Vedius. Lars Porsena of Clusium By the nine go…

Brewer's: Nine Worthies

Joshua, David, and Judas & Maccabaeus;; Hector, Alexander, and Julius & Caesar;; Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Nine worthies were they called, of different rites- Th…

Nine Queens

Director/Writer: Fabian Bielinsky Release: 4/02 Cast: Ricardo Darin, Gaston Pauls, Leticia Bredice Nine Queens is deli…

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses were Greek goddesses who ruled over the arts and sciences and offered inspiration in those subjects. They were the daughters of Zeus, lord of all gods, and Mnemosyne, who repre…

Brewer's: Tuneful Nine

The nine Muses: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (elegy and lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (sacred song), Terpsichore (dancing), Thali'a (comed…