The Age of Fable eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
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Eurydice, wife of Orpheus, who, fleeing from an admirer, was killed by a snake and borne to Tartarus, where Orpheus sought her and was permitted to bring her to earth if he would not look back at her following him, but he did, and she returned to the Shades,

Eurylochus, a companion of Ulysses,

Eurynome, female Titan, wife of Ophlon

Eurystheus, taskmaster of Hercules,

Eurytion, a Centaur (See Hippodamia),

Euterpe, Muse who presided over music,

Evadne, wife of Capaneus, who flung herself upon his funeral pile and perished with him

Evander, Arcadian chief, befriending Aeneas in Italy,

Evnissyen, quarrelsome brother of Branwen,

Excalibar, sword of King Arthur,

F

Fafner, a giant turned dragon, treasure stealer, by the Solar
Theory simply the Darkness who steals the day,

Falerina, an enchantress,

Fasolt, a giant, brother of Fafner, and killed by him,

“Fasti,” Ovid’s, a mythological poetic calendar,

Fata Morgana, a mirage

Fates, the three, described as daughters of Night—­to indicate the darkness and obscurity of human destiny—­or of Zeus and Themis, that is, “daughters of the just heavens” they were Clo’tho, who spun the thread of life, Lach’esis, who held the thread and fixed its length and At’ropos, who cut it off

Fauns, cheerful sylvan deities, represented in human form, with small horns, pointed ears, and sometimes goat’s tail

Faunus, son of Picus, grandson of Saturnus, and father of Latinus, worshipped as the protecting deity of agriculture and of shepherds, and also as a giver of oracles

Favonius, the West wind

FEAR

Fenris, a wolf, the son of Loki the Evil Principle of Scandinavia, supposed to have personated the element of fire, destructive except when chained

Fensalir, Freya’s palace, called the Hall of the Sea, where were brought together lovers, husbands, and wives who had been separated by death

Ferragus, a giant, opponent of Orlando

Ferrau, one of Charlemagne’s knights

Ferrex. brother of Porrex, the two sons of Leir

Fire worshippers, of ancient Persia, See Parsees Flollo, Roman tribune in Gaul

Flora, Roman goddess of flowers and spring

Flordelis, fair maiden beloved by Florismart

Florismart, Sir, a brave knight,

Flosshilda, one of the Rhine daughters

FORTUNATE FIELDS

Fortunate islands (See Elysian Plain)

Forum, market place and open square for public meetings in Rome, surrounded by court houses, palaces, temples, etc

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