It was famous in Greek mythology, and is frequently mentioned by the great poets, especially by Sophocles.
MARSYAS, in Greek mythology, a Phrygian god or Silenus, son of Hyagnis.
GR.) From the somewhat conflicting evidence of mythology it may be gathered that in prehistoric days Megara had maritime intercourse with the southern Aegean.
She is the mother of Ur, the personified fire of hell, who in anger and pride made a violent onset on the world of light (compare the similar occurrence in the Manichaean mythology), but was mastered by Hibil and thrown in chains down to the "black water," and imprisoned within seven iron and seven golden walls.
History, Poetry, Mythology!--I know of no reading of another's experience so startling and informing as this would be.
TYPHON (TYPHAON, TYPHOEUS), in Greek mythology, youngest son of Gaea and Tartarus.
ALCMENE, in ancient Greek mythology, the daughter of Electryon, king of Mycenae, and wife of Amphitryon.
The overwhelming numerical superiority of the Sla y s, and the very great differences in ethnical type, belief and mythology between the IndoEuropean and the Ural-Altaic races, may have contributed to the same end.
Other features are borrowed by the Mandaean mythology under this head from the well-known epos of Istar's descensus ad inferos.
But in the Syrian mythology foreign influences frequently betray themselves.
ORION (or OARION), in Greek mythology, son of Hyrieus (Eponymus of Hyria in Boeotia), or of Poseidon, a mighty hunter of great beauty and gigantic strength, perhaps corresponding to the "wild huntsman" of Teutonic mythology.
Passing from mythology to speculation properly so called, we find in the early systems of philosophy of India theories of emanation which approach in some respects the idea of evolution.
HECTOR, in Greek mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba, the husband of Andromache.
FLORA, in Roman mythology, goddess of spring-time and flowers, later identified with the Greek Chloris.
HANUMAN, in Hindu mythology, a monkey-god, who forms a central figure in the Ramayana.
SPES, in Roman mythology, the personification of Hope.
Harrison, Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens (London, 1890); E.
ARIADNE (in Greek mythology), was the daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphae, the daughter of Helios the Sun-god.
Xenophanes in the middle of the 6th century had made the first great attack on the crude mythology of early Greece, including in his onslaught the whole anthropomorphic system enshrined in the poems of Homer and Hesiod.
"Ap1rucac, older form 'A) 47rucac, " swift robbers "), in ancient mythology, the personification of the sweeping storm-winds.
He gives a faithful sketch of the doctrines, mythology and dualistic system of the Magian Zoroaster.
TERMINUS, in Roman mythology, the god of boundaries, the protector of the limits both of private property and of the public territory of Rome.
NEREUS, in Greek mythology, the eldest son of Pontus and Gaea, and father of the fifty Nereids.
Mtvciravpos, from Mivws, and Taupos, bull), in Greek mythology, a fabulous Cretan monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.
EREBUS, in Greek mythology, son (according to Hesiod, Theog.
Creuzer's first and most famous work was his Symbolik and Mythologie der alten V dlker, besonders der Griechen (1810-1812), in which he maintained that the mythology of Homer and Hesiod came from an Eastern source through the Pelasgians, and was the remains of the symbolism of an ancient revelation.
ELYSIUM, in Greek mythology, the Elysian fields, the abode of the righteous after their removal from earth.
Grey, Polynesian Mythology and Maori Legends (Wellington, 1885); A.
DEMETER, in Greek mythology, daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus, goddess of agriculture and civilized life.
Into these regions descended Hibil the brilliant, in the power of Mana rabba, just as in the Manichaean mythology the "primal man," armed with the elements of the king of light, descends to a contest with the primal devil.
MEMNON, in Greek mythology, son of Tithonus and Eos (Dawn), king of the Aethiopians.