Her star was the planet Venus, and classical writers give her the epithet Caelestis and Urania.
He adopted the name Grynaeus from the epithet of Apollo in Virgil.
The name Piyadassi is the official epithet always used by Asoka in his inscriptions when speaking of himself.
One of these was that involved in the practice, now grown almost universal, of bestowing the epithet Oeotokos, "Mother of God," upon Mary the mother of Jesus.
The most common and consistent tradition connects Homer with the valley of Smyrna and the banks of the Meles; his figure was one of the stock types on Smyrnaean coins, one class of which was called Homerian; the epithet "Melesigenes" was applied to him; the cave where he was wont to compose his poems was shown near the source of the river; his temple, the Homereum, stood on its banks.
Towards the middle of the 18th century Leipzig was the seat of the most influential body of literary men in Germany, over whom Johann Christoph Gottsched, like his contemporary, Samuel Johnson, in England, exercised a kind of literary dictatorship. Then, if ever, Leipzig deserved the epithet of a "Paris in miniature" (Klein Paris) assigned to it by Goethe in his Faust.
It was simply a covering epithet, and like the word "god" could be transferred from one deity to another.
Terminus was probably in its origin only an epithet of Jupiter.
Here it was that Athena helped Bellerophon to bridle Pegasus; and hence she received the epithet of "the Bridler," Chalinitis.
Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.