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The Age of Chivalry eBook

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

TARQUINS, a ruling family in early Roman legend

TAURIS, Grecian city, site of temple of Diana (See Iphigenia)

Taurus, a mountain

Tartarus, place of confinement of Titans, etc, originally a black abyss below Hades later, represented as place where the wicked were punished, and sometimes the name used as synonymous with Hades

Teirtu, the harp of

Telamon, Greek hero and adventurer, father of Ajax

Telemachus, son of Ulysses and Penelope

Tellus, another name for Rhea

Tenedos, an island in Aegean Sea

Terminus, Roman divinity presiding over boundaries and frontiers

Terpsichore, Muse of dancing

Terra, goddess of the earth

Tethys, goddess of the sea

Teucer, ancient king of the Trojans

Thalia, one of the three Graces

THAMYRIS, Thracian bard, who challenged the Muses to competition in singing, and, defeated, was blinded

THAUKT, Loki disguised as a hag

Thebes, city founded by Cadmus and capital of Boeotia

Themis, female Titan, law counsellor of Jove

Theodora, sister of Prince Leo

Theron, one of Diana’s dogs

Thersites, a brawler, killed by Achilles

THESCELUS, foe of Perseus, turned to stone by sight of Gorgon’s head

THESEUM, Athenian temple in honor of Theseus

Theseus, son of Aegeus and Aethra, King of Athens, a great hero of many adventures

THESSALY

Thestius, father of Althea

Thetis, mother of Achilles

Thialfi, Thor’s servant

THIS’BE, Babylonian maiden beloved by Pyramus

Thor, the thunderer, of Norse mythology, most popular of the gods

THRACE

THRINA’KIA, island pasturing Hyperion’s cattle, where Ulysses landed, but, his men killing some cattle for food, their ship was wrecked by lightning

THRYM, giant, who buried Thor’s hammer

Thucydides, Greek historian

Tiber, river flowing through Rome

Tiber, father, god of the river

Tigris, river

Tintadel, castle of, residence of King Mark of Cornwall

Tiresias, a Greek soothsayer

Tisiphone, one of the Furies

Titans, the sons and daughters of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea
(Earth), enemies of the gods and overcome by them

Tithonus, Trojan prince

TITYUS, giant in Tartarus

Tmolus, a mountain god

Tortoise, second avatar of Vishnu

Tours, battle of (See Abdalrahman and Charles Martel)

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