Cassell's Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Cassell by Jenny March

By Jenny March

An award winner through a professional on old Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and areas, historical past and archeology: this interesting and beautifully authoritative paintings faucets into the richest veins of the classical world--its mythology. It covers the entire imperative tales, characters (divine, human, and animal), sacred websites, and demanding occasions that formed previous civilizations...and our personal. wide quotations from the unique resources and over a hundred illustrations liven up greater than four hundred articles.

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The goddess splashed him with water and transformed his body into that of a stag, though his mind remained the same and he was able to realise the full horror of his fate. He fled into the forest, where his own hounds gave tongue and pursued him while he galloped before them in terror. At last they dragged him down. They tore at him while his friends urged them on, all the while looking round for Actaeon himself and lamenting that he was not there to see this triumphant kill. Only when the life was at last torn out of him was the anger of Artemis appeased.

97-8). Anchises takes this to mean Crete, home of their ancestor TEUCER (i). They reach the island and begin to build a city, but a plague afflicts them, and Aeneas is told by the Penates that the oracle referred, not to Crete, but to the land of Italy, the home of their ancestor DARDANUS. They set sail once again. Thrown off course by a storm, they land on the Strophades Islands, where they find themselves powerless against the monstrous HARPIES, who swoop down on them and snatch 48 Aeneas up their food.

51-9): ... Aeolia, where the storm-clouds have their home, a place teeming with furious winds from the south. Here Aeolus is king, and in a vast cavern he controls the brawling winds and the roaring storms, keeping them curbed and fettered in their prison. Resentfully they rage from door to door in the mountainside, protesting loudly, while Aeolus sits in his high citadel, sceptre in hand, taming their arrogance and controlling their fury. But for him, they would snatch up the land, the sea, the very depths of the sky, and sweep them all through space.

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