In the cultivated upland valleys all over Arabia the Zizyphus j ujuba, called by some travellers lotus, grows to a large tree; its thorny branches are clipped yearly and used to fence the cornfields among which it grows.
If either of these be correct, then the lotus of Od.
Thompson, Lotus Land (London, 1906); Turpin, Histoire de Siam (Paris, 1719); F.
Jerba is the Lotophagitis or Lotus-eaters' Island of the Greek and Roman geographers, and is also identified with the Brachion of Scylax.
The collar of the Star of India is composed of alternate links of the lotus flower, red and white roses and palm branches enamelled on gold, with an imperial crown in the centre; that of the Indian Empire is composed of elephants, peacocks and Indian roses.
1 Latium, from the same root as lotus, side; later, brick; lrXa-r(s, flat; Sans.
A few lotus trees and some rock-cut tombs are here found beside a miserable mud hamlet on the hill slope, with a modern tombhouse (kubbeh).
31), tamarisk, Zizyphus, Lotus, &c. The dry flora extends somewhat in a south-east direction, and then blends insensibly with that of the western peninsula; some species representing it are found in the upper Gangetic plain, and a few are widely distributed in dry parts of the country.
Another still later myth, which occurs in the epic poems, makes Brahma be born from a lotus which grew out of the navel of the god Vishnu whilst floating on the primordial waters.
When Odysseus reached the country of the Lotophagi, many of his sailors after eating the lotus lost all wish to return home.
Some have held that it is a prickly shrub, Zizyphus Lotus, which bears a sweet-tasting fruit, and still grows in the old home of the Lotophagi.
829a) calls the lotus iroav Tlva Kai bi -ccv.
Henry suggests that the Homeric lotus was really the nroa of Strabo, i.e.
Summer sees the lotus (renge) convert wide expanses of lake and river into sheets of white and red blossoms; a comparatively flowerless interval ensues until, in October and November, the chrysanthemum arrives to furnish an excuse for fashionable gatherings.
Nevertheless, her cleverness, volubility, energy and will-power enabled her to maintain her ground, and when she died on the 8th of May 1891 (White Lotus Day), at the theosophical headquarters in the Avenue Road, London, she was the acknowledged head of a community numbering not far short of 100,000, with journalistic organs in London, Paris, New York and Madras.
The Indian lotus described by Herodotus il found in deposits of the Roman age.
First of all living things was Re; rid told how he arose as a naked babe from a lotus-flower floated on the primeval ocean Nun.
In the " Lotus of the Good Law " (S.B.E.
Strips of paper bearing a manifold repetition of the words "The Jewel in the Lotus, Amen," are wrapped round cylinders of all sizes - from hand-mills to windor water-mills.
He is represented with four arms, and black in colour; in one hand he holds a club and in the others a shell, a discus and a lotus respectively.
Lotus and N.
P. Champault (Pheniciens et Grecs en Italie d'apres l'Odyssee, p. 400, note 2), however, maintains that the lotus was a date; Victor Berard (Les Pheniciens et l'Odysse'e, 1902-1903, ii.
9), and saw the fine old lotus-trees in the grounds that had once belonged to Crassus (xvii.