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Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 350 pages of information about The Age of Chivalry.

Pecheur, King, uncle of Perceval

Peers, the

Peg A Sus, winged horse, born from the sea foam and the blood of
Medusa

Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, father of Achilles by Thetis

Pelias, usurping uncle of Jason

Pelion, mountain

Pelleas, knight of Arthur

Penates, protective household deities of the Romans

Pendragon, King of Britain, elder brother of Uther Pendragon, who succeeded him

Penelope, wife of Ulysses, who, waiting twenty years for his return from the Trojan War, put off the suitors for her hand by promising to choose one when her weaving was done, but unravelled at night what she had woven by day

Peneus, river god, river

PENTHESILEA, queen of Amazons

Pentheus, king of Thebes, having resisted the introduction of the worship of Bacchus into his kingdom, was driven mad by the god

PENUS, Roman house pantry, giving name to the Penates

Pepin, father of Charlemagne

PEPLUS, sacred robe of Minerva

Perceval, a great knight of Arthur

Perdix, inventor of saw and compasses

PERIANDER, King of Corinuh, friend of Arion

PERIPHETES, son of Vulcan, killed by Theseus

Persephone, goddess of vegetation, 8 See Pioserpine

Perseus, son of Jupiter and Danae, slayer of the Gorgon Medusa, deliverer of Andromeda from a sea monster, 116 122, 124, 202

Phaeacians, people who entertained Ulysses

Phaedra, faithless and cruel wife of Theseus

PHAETHUSA, sister of Phaeton, 244

Phaeton, son of Phoebus, who dared attempt to drive his father’s sun chariot

PHANTASOS, a son of Somnus, bringing strange images to sleeping men

Phaon, beloved by Sappho

Phelot, knight of Wales

Pheredin, friend of Tristram, unhappy lover of Isoude

Phidias, famous Greek sculptor

Philemon, husband of Baucis

Philoctetes, warrior who lighted the fatal pyre of Hercules

PHILOE, burial place of Osiris

PHINEUS, betrothed to Andromeda

Phlegethon, fiery river of Hades

PHOCIS

Phoebe, one of the sisters of Phaeton

Phoebus (Apollo), god of music, prophecy, and archery, the sun god

Phoenix, a messenger to Achilles, also, a miraculous bird dying in fire by its own act and springing up alive from its own ashes

PHORBAS, a companion of Aeneas, whose form was assumed by Neptune in luring Palinuras the helmsman from his roost

Phryxus, brother of Helle

PINABEL, knight

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