The Age of Chivalry eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 436 pages of information about The Age of Chivalry.

Hippodamia, wife of Pirithous, at whose wedding the Centaurs offered violence to the bride, causing a great battle

Hippogriff, winged horse, with eagle’s head and claws

Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons

Hippolytus, son of Thesus

Hippomenes, who won Atalanta in foot race, beguiling her with golden apples thrown for her to

Histion, son of Japhet

HODUR, blind man, who, fooled by

Loki, threw a mistletoe twig at Baldur, killing him

Hoel, king of Brittany

Homer, the blind poet of Greece, about 850 B C

Hope (See Pandora)

Horae See hours

Horsa, with Hengist, invader of Britain

Horus, Egyptian god of the sun

Houdain, Tristram’s dog

HRINGHAM, Baldur’s ship

Hrothgar, king of Denmark

Hugi, who beat Thialfi in foot races

HUGIN, one of Odin’s two ravens

Hunding, husband of Sieglinda

Huon, son of Duke Sevinus

Hyacinthus, a youth beloved by Apollo, and accidentally killed by him, changed in death to the flower, hyacinth

Hyades, Nysaean nymphs, nurses of infant Bacchus, rewarded by being placed as cluster of stars in the heavens

HYALE, a nymph of Diana

Hydra, nine headed monster slain by Hercules

Hygeia, goddess of health, daughter of Aesculapius

Hylas, a youth detained by nymphs of spring where he sought water

Hymen, the god of marriage, imagined as a handsome youth and invoked in bridal songs

Hymettus, mountain in Attica, near Athens, celebrated for its marble and its honey

Hyperboreans, people of the far North

Hyperion, a Titan, son of Uranus and Ge, and father of Helios,
Selene, and Eos, cattle of,

Hyrcania, Prince of, betrothed to Clarimunda

Hyrieus, king in Greece,


Iapetus, a Titan, son of Uranus and Ge, and father of Atlas,
Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius,

Iasius, father of Atalanta

Ibycus, a poet, story of, and the cranes

Icaria, island of the Aegean Sea, one of the Sporades

Icarius, Spartan prince, father of Penelope

Icarus, son of Daedalus, he flew too near the sun with artificial wings, and, the wax melting, he fell into the sea

Icelos, attendant of Morpheus

Icolumkill see Iona

Ida, Mount, a Trojan hill

Idaeus, a Trojan herald

Idas, son of Aphareus and Arene, and brother of Lynceus Idu’na, wife of Bragi

Igerne, wife of Gorlois, and mother, by Uther, of Arthur

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