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By Jenny March

An award winner by means of a professional on historic Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and locations, heritage 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. vast quotations from the unique assets and over a hundred illustrations brighten up greater than four hundred articles.

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Venus plucks the flower and addresses it as she puts it in her bosom: Here was thy father's bed, here in my breast; Thou art the next of blood, and 'tis thy right. Lo, in this hollow cradle take thy rest; My throbbing heart shall rock thee day and night; There shall not be one minute in an hour Wherein I will not kiss my sweet love's flow'r. ] Adrasteia. A Cretan nymph, daughter of Melisseus. She and her sister Ida received the baby ZEUS from RHEA (i), then brought him up in safety, far away from his cannibalistic father, Cronus.

A better look-out the old man could not have chosen from which to watch, with straining eyes, for the white or scarlet sail of his returning son. ] Aegialeia. Either the daughter of ADRASTUS (i), who led the expedition of the Seven against Thebes, or of his son AEGIALEUS (2). She married her cousin (or nephew) DIOMEDES (2), and while he was away fighting at Troy became the mistress of Comètes, the son of his comrade Sthenelus. ] Aegialeus (1). A son of INACHUS, the Argive river-god, and the brother of io, who was loved by Zeus.

Alcestis became his. At his marriage Admetus forgot to sacrifice to ARTEMIS and the angry goddess filled the bridal chamber with snakes. Apollo once again came to Admetus' aid, advising him to appease Artemis with sacrifices. The god won for his friend an even greater boon from the FATES. He made them drunk, then persuaded them to agree that Admetus would be reprieved from his fated day of death, so long as he could find someone willing to die in his place. Admetus felt sure that one of his aged parents would be only too happy to sacrifice themselves for their own son.

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