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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

Edward Sylvester Ellis

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Page_25" id="Page_25">[Pg 25] Minerva to a spinning contest, but Minerva struck her on the head with a spindle, and turned her into a spider.

“... So her disemboweled web,
Arachne, in a hall or kitchen spreads.
Obvious to vagrant flies.”
John Phillips.

Arcadia (Arca′dia), a delightful country in the center of Peloponnessus, a favorite place of the gods. Apollo was reputed to have been King of Arcadia.

Arcas (Ar′cas), a son of Calisto, was turned into a he-bear; and afterward into the constellation called Ursa Minor.

Archer, see Chiron.

Areopagitae (Areop′agi′tae), the judges who sat at the Areopagus.

Areopagus (Areop′agus), the hill at Athens where Mars was tried for murder before twelve of the gods.

Ares (A′res). The same as Mars, the god of war.

Arethusa (Arethu′sa) was one of the nymphs of Diana. She fled f. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A good source of references regarding mythology, especially Gods/Godesses and mythological creatures.