Cassell's Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Cassell - download pdf or read online

By Jenny March

An award winner by means of a professional on historical Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and locations, historical past and archeology: this attention-grabbing and fantastically authoritative paintings faucets into the richest veins of the classical world--its mythology. It covers the entire primary tales, characters (divine, human, and animal), sacred websites, and significant occasions that formed prior civilizations...and our personal. large quotations from the unique resources and over a hundred illustrations brighten up greater than four hundred articles.

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Aeneas wounds the Etruscan king Mezentius, then reluctantly kills his son Lausus, who tries to save his father. The grief-stricken Mezentius mounts his faithful horse, Rhaebus, for a last attack on Aeneas, but both horse and rider are killed. Twelve days of peace ensue, during which the dead are buried. In the battle that follows, Camilla and her Volscian cavalry fight valiantly, but Camilla is killed and her troops routed. Discouraged, the Latins beg Turnus to make peace. He resolves to meet Aeneas in Aeolus 51 single combat to settle the issue, despite the efforts of Latinus and Amata to dissuade him.

The boar easily dislodged the weapon, then went for Adonis, slashing him deep in the groin with its tusk. Aphrodite 36 Adonis heard from afar the groans of the dying boy and rushed to him. Inconsolable, she decreed that his death would thereafter be lamented every year, and she made the blood-red anemone spring from his blood as an everlasting token of her grief. It was elsewhere said that Adonis' death was also the origin of the red rose, for as Aphrodite hurried to her dying love she pricked her foot on a white rose.

On his father's death Aeson should have inherited the throne, but this was usurped by his half-brother PELIAS, son of Tyro and Poseidon. Aeson's Aethra 55 wife was usually said to have been Alcimede, daughter of Phylacus, though Apollodorus names her as Polymede, daughter of Autolycus. They had a son, JASON, but from fear of Pelias they said that the boy had been born dead, then secretly sent him to be brought up by the wise Centaur CHEIRON. When Jason grew up, he came back to Iolcus and was sent by Pelias to fetch the Golden Fleece.

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