Cite

Search

Search results

21 results found

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: Magus

(See Simon.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Mah-abadean DynastyMaguelone 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 Related…

John Fowles 2005 Deaths

John FowlesAge: 79 British novelist whose works explore the limitations society places on free will. His books The Collector, The Magus, and The French Lieutenant's Woman. Died: Lyme Regis, En…

Brewer's: Maguelone

or Magalo'na (the fair). Heroine of the romance called The History of the Fair Magalona, Daughter of the King of Naples, etc. Originally written in French. Cervantes alludes to it in Don Qu…

Brewer's: Mah-abadean Dynasty

(The). The first dynasty of Persian mythological history. Mah Abad (the great Abad) and his wife were the only persons left on the earth after the great cycle, and from them the world was p…

Brewer's: Simon Pure

The real man. In Mrs. Centlivre's Bold Stroke for a Wife, a Colonel Feignwell passes himself off for Simon Pure, and wins the heart of Miss Lovely. No sooner does he get the assent of her g…

Brewer's: Simon

(St.) is represented with a saw in his hand, in allusion to the instrument of his martyrdom. He sometimes bears fish in the other hand, in allusion to his occupation as a fishmonger. Sour…

Rutger Hauer Biography

Rutger HaueractorBorn: 1/23/1944Birthplace: Breukelen, Netherlands Having spent much of the '70s honing his skill in European cinema, Hauer gained the coveted starring role in Grijpstra en de …

Brewer's: Simony

Buying and selling church livings; any unlawful traffic in holy things. So called from Simon Magus, who wanted to purchase the “gift of the Holy Ghost,” that he might have the p…

Brewer's: M

This letter represents the wavy appearance of water, and is called in Hebrew mem (water). M Every word in the Materia more Magistralis begins with the letter m. (See C and P.) M (ini…