The Age of Chivalry eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
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Orpheus, musician, son of Apollo and Calliope, See Eurydice

Osiris, the most beneficent of the Egyptian gods

Ossa, mountain of Thessaly

Ossian, Celtic poet of the second or third century

Ovid, Latin poet (See Metamorphoses)

Owain, knight at King Arthur’s court

Ozanna, a knight of Arthur


Pactolus, river whose sands were changed to gold by Midas

Paeon, a name for both Apollo and Aesculapius, gods of medicine,

Pagans, heathen

PALADINS or peers, knights errant

Palaemon, son of Athamas and Ino

Palamedes, messenger sent to call Ulysses to the Trojan War

Palamedes, Saracen prince at Arthur’s court

Palatine, one of Rome’s Seven Hills

Pales, goddess presiding over cattle and pastures

PALINURUS, faithful steersman of Aeeas

Palladium, properly any image of Pallas Athene, but specially applied to an image at Troy, which was stolen by Ulysses and Diomedes

Pallas, son of Evander

Pallas A THE’NE (Minerva)

PAMPHA Gus, a dog of Diana

Pan, god of nature and the universe

Panathenaea, festival in honor of Pallas Athene (Minerva)

Pandean pipes, musical instrument of reeds, made by Pan in memory of Syrinx

Pandora (all gifted), first woman, dowered with gifts by every god, yet entrusted with a box she was cautioned not to open, but, curious, she opened it, and out flew all the ills of humanity, leaving behind only Hope, which remained

Pandrasus, a king in Greece, who persecuted Trojan exiles under Brutus, great grandson of Aeneas, until they fought, captured him, and, with his daughter Imogen as Brutus’ wife, emigrated to Albion (later called Britain)

PANOPE, plain of

PANTHUS, alleged earlier incarnation of Pythagoras

PAPHLAGNIA, ancient country in Asia Minor, south of Black Sea

Paphos, daughter of Pygmalion and Galatea (both of which, See)

Parcae See fates

PARIAHS, lowest caste of Hindus

Paris, son of Priam and Hecuba, who eloped with Helen (which. 

Parnassian LAUREl, wreath from Parnassus, crown awarded to successful poets

Parnassus, mountain near Delphi, sacred to Apollo and the Muses

Parsees, Persian fire worshippers (Zoroastrians), of whom there are still thousands in Persia and India

Parthenon, the temple of Athene Parthenos ("the Virgin”) on the
Acropolis of Athens

Passebreul, Tristram’s horse

Patroclus, friend of Achilles, killed by Hector

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