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A Handy Classical and Mythological Dictionary for Popular Use Harry Charles Faulkner

A Handy Classical and Mythological Dictionary for Popular Use

Harry Charles Faulkner

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:of a serpent twined round him- and in others, the trident, discus, ax,MorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:of a serpent twined round him- and in others, the trident, discus, ax, club, and shield, A great festival in her honor, the durga puja, is celebrated annually in Bengal, lasting for ten days. Duumvirl Two patricians of Rome, first appointed by King Tarquin to keep the Sibylline books, which were supposed to contain the fate of the Roman empire. Eacus, son of Jupiter and Egina, one of the judges of the infernal regions, who was appointed to judge the Europeans. Eblis, the Mohammedan evil genius. Echidna. A woman having a serpents tail. She was the reputed mother of Chimera, and also of the many-headed dog Orthos, of the three hundred headed dragon, of the Hesperides, of the Colchain dragon, of the Sphinx, of Cerberus, of Scylla, of the Gorgons, of the Lernaean Hydra, of the vulture that gnawed away the liver of Prometheus, and also the Nemean lion- in fact, the mother of all adversity and tribulation. Echo. A daughter of the Air and Tellus, who was one of Junos attendants. She was deprived of speech by Juno, but was allowed to reply to questions put to her. Egeon. A giant sea-god, who assisted the Titans against Jupiter. Egeria. A nymph of Aricia in Italy, where Diana (Artemis)-was particularly worshipped. Egeria was courted by Numa, and, according to Ovid, became his wife. Ovid says that she was disconsolate at the death of Numa, and that she wept so violently that Diana changed her into a fountain. Electra. A daughter of Agamemnon, king of Argos. She incited her brother Orestes torevenge his fathers death by assassinating his mother Clytemnestra. Her adventures and misfortunes form the subject of one of the finest of the tragedies of Sophocles. Electryon. Son of Perseus and Andromeda, king of My- cenae, father of Alcmene. Eleusinia. A gr...