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Gorgythion
In Greek mythology, Gorgythion (Greek: Γοργυθίων, gen.: Γοργυθίωνος) was one of the sons of King Priam
Priam
of Troy
Troy
at the time of the Trojan War
Trojan War
and appears as a minor character in Homer's Iliad. His mother was Castianeira of Aisyme.[1]Contents1 Name and description 2 Family 3 Mythology 4 Other uses of the name 5 See also 6 ReferencesName and description[edit] In the Iliad, Gorgythion is described as beautiful, and his epithet is the blameless.[2] Jane Ellen Harrison
Jane Ellen Harrison
pointed out[3] that "blameless" (άμύμων) was an epithet of the heroized dead, who were venerated and appeased at shrines
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Skipper Butterfly
Skippers are a family, Hesperiidae, of the Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera
(moths and butterflies). Being diurnal, they are generally called butterflies. They were previously placed in a separate superfamily, Hesperioidea; however, the most recent taxonomy places the family in the superfamily Papilionoidea
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Herodotus
Herodotus
Herodotus
(/hɪˈrɒdətəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, Hêródotos, Attic Greek
Attic Greek
pronunciation: [hɛː.ró.do.tos]) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus
Halicarnassus
in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484–c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides
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Genus
A genus (/ˈdʒiːnəs/, pl. genera /ˈdʒɛnərə/) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.E.g. Felis catus
Felis catus
and Felis silvestris
Felis silvestris
are two species within the genus Felis. Felis
Felis
is a genus within the family Felidae.The composition of a genus is determined by a taxonomist. The standards for genus classification are not strictly codified, so different authorities often produce different classifications for genera
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Epithets In Homer
A characteristic of Homer's style is the use of epithets, as in "rosy-fingered" dawn or "swift-footed" Achilles. Epithets are used because of the constraints of the dactylic hexameter (i.e., it is convenient to have a stockpile of metrically fitting phrases to add to a name) and because of the oral transmission of the poems; they are mnemonic aids to the singer and the audience alike.[1] Epithets in epic poetry from various Indo-European traditions may be traced to a common tradition. For example, the phrase for "everlasting glory" or "undying fame" can be found in the Homeric Greek as κλέος ἄφθιτον / kléos áphthiton and the Sanskrit as श्रवो अक्षितम् / śrávo ákṣitam. These two phrases were, in terms of historical linguistics, equivalent in phonology, accentuation, and quantity (syllable length)
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Jane Ellen Harrison
Jane Ellen Harrison
Jane Ellen Harrison
(9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar, linguist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi
Karl Kerenyi
and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. She applied 19th century archaeological discoveries to the interpretation of ancient Greek religion in ways that have become standard
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Aegisthus
Aegisthus
Aegisthus
(/ɪˈdʒɪsθəs/; Ancient Greek: Αἴγισθος; also transliterated as Aigisthos, [ǎi̯ɡistʰos]) is a figure in Greek mythology. He was the son of Thyestes
Thyestes
and his daughter, Pelopia. The product of an incestuous union motivated by his father's rivalry with the house of Atreus
Atreus
for the throne of Mycenae, Aegisthus
Aegisthus
murdered Atreus
Atreus
to restore his father to power. Later, he lost the throne to Atreus's son Agamemnon. While Agamemnon
Agamemnon
was at the Trojan war, Aegisthus
Aegisthus
became the lover of the king's estranged wife Clytemnestra. The couple killed Agamemnon
Agamemnon
on his return
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Phaeacia
Scheria
Scheria
(/ˈskɛriə/; Ancient Greek: Σχερίη or Σχερία)—also known as Scherie or Phaeacia—was a region in Greek mythology, first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey
Odyssey
as the home of the Phaeacians and the last destination of
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Helios
Helios
Helios
(/ˈhiːli.ɒs/; Ancient Greek: Ἥλιος Hēlios; Latinized as Helius; Ἠέλιος in Homeric
Homeric
Greek) is the god and personification of the Sun
Sun
in Greek mythology. He is the son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia
Theia
(according to Hesiod), also known as Euryphaessa
Euryphaessa
(in Homeric
Homeric
Hymn 31) and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn. Helios
Helios
was described as a handsome young man crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus
Oceanus
and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night
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Daemon (classical Mythology)
Dæmon is the Latin word for the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
daimōn (δαίμων: "god", "godlike", "power", "fate"),[1] which refers to the daemons of ancient Greek religion and mythology and of later Hellenistic
Hellenistic
religion and philosophy.[2]Contents1 Etymology 2 Description 3 In mythology and philosophy3.1 Socrates 3.2 Plato
Plato
and Proclus4 Categories 5 See also5.1 In fiction6 Notes 7 External linksEtymology[edit] Daemon comes from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
word δαίμων, which originally referred to a lesser deity or guiding spirit
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Cult (religion)
Cult
Cult
is literally the "care" ( Latin
Latin
cultus) owed to deities and to temples, shrines, or churches. Cult
Cult
is embodied in ritual and ceremony. Its present or former presence is made concrete in temples, shrines and churches, and cult images, including cult images and votive offerings at votive sites. In the specific context of the Greek hero cult, Carla Antonaccio wrote,The term cult identifies a pattern of ritual behavior in connection with specific objects, within a framework of spatial and temporal coordinates. Rituals would include (but not necessarily be limited to) prayer, sacrifice, votive offerings, competitions, processions and construction of monuments
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Teucrian
In Greek mythology, King Teucer or Teucrus[pronunciation?] (Greek: Τεῦκρος) was said to have been the son of the river Scamander and the nymph Idaea.Contents1 Mythology 2 Family tree 3 References 4 See alsoMythology[edit] Before the arrival of Dardanus, the land that would eventually be called Dardania (and later still the Troad) was known as Teucria and the inhabitants as Teucrians, after Teucer. According to Virgil, Teucer was originally from Crete but left the island during a great famine with a third of its inhabitants.[1] They settled near the Scamander river, named after Teucer's father, not far from the Rhaetean promontory. However, Dionysius of Halicarnassus states that Teucer had come to the Troad from Attica where he was a chief of the Xypetȇ region.[2] In both cases he ended up in the region which would be known as the Troad. His company was said to have been greatly annoyed by a vast number of mice during their first night in the region
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Greek Language
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] ( listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean
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Samuel Butler (novelist)
Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was the iconoclastic English author of the Utopian
Utopian
satirical novel Erewhon
Erewhon
(1872) and the semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. In other studies he examined Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art, and made prose translations of the Iliad
Iliad
and Odyssey
Odyssey
that are still consulted today
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Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus)
The Bibliotheca (Ancient Greek: Βιβλιοθήκη Bibliothēkē, "Library"), also known as the Bibliotheca of Pseudo-Apollodorus, is a compendium of Greek myths and heroic legends, arranged in three books, generally dated to the first or second century AD.[1] The author was traditionally thought to be Apollodorus of Athens, but that attribution is now regarded as false, and so "Pseudo-" was added to Apollodorus. The Bibliotheca has been called "the most valuable mythographical work that has come down from ancient times".[2] An epigram recorded by the important intellectual Patriarch Photius I of Constantinople
Patriarch Photius I of Constantinople
expressed its purpose:It has the following not ungraceful epigram: 'Draw your knowledge of the past from me and read the ancient tales of learned lore. Look neither at the page of Homer, nor of elegy, nor tragic muse, nor epic strain
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Gaius Julius Hyginus
Gaius Julius Hyginus (/hɪˈdʒaɪnəs/; c. 64 BC – AD 17) was a Latin
Latin
author, a pupil of the famous Cornelius Alexander Polyhistor, and a freedman of Caesar Augustus. He was elected superintendent of the Palatine library by Augustus
Augustus
according to Suetonius' De Grammaticis, 20.[1] It is not clear whether Hyginus was a native of the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
or of Alexandria. Suetonius remarks that he fell into great poverty in his old age, and was supported by the historian Clodius Licinus. Hyginus was a voluminous author: his works included topographical and biographical treatises, commentaries on Helvius Cinna and the poems of Virgil, and disquisitions on agriculture and bee-keeping
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