The Age of Fable eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
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Lady of the fountain, tale told by Kynon

Laertes, father of Ulysses

Laestrygonians, savages attacking Ulysses

Laius, King of Thebes

Lama, holy man of Thibet

Lampetia, daughter of Hyperion LAOC’OON, a priest of Neptune, in Troy, who warned the Trojans against the Wooden Horse (which See), but when two serpents came out of the sea and strangled him and his two sons, the people listened to the Greek spy Sinon, and brought the fatal Horse into the town

Laodamia, daughter of Acastus and wife of Protesilaus

Laodegan, King of Carmalide, helped by Arthur and Merlin

Laomedon, King of Troy

Lapithae, Thessalonians, whose king had invited the Centaurs to his daughter’s wedding but who attacked them for offering violence to the bride

Lares, household deities

Larkspur, flower from the blood of Ajax

Latinus, ruler of Latium, where Aeneas landed in Italy

Latmos, Mount, where Diana fell in love with Endymion

Latona, mother of Apollo

Launcelot, the most famous knight of the Round Table

Lausus, son of Mezentius, killed by Aeneas

Lavinia, daughter of Latinus and wife of Aeneas

Lavinium, Italian city named for Lavinia

Law, See Themis

Leander, a youth of Abydos, who, swimming the Hellespont to see
Hero, his love, was drowned

Lebadea, site of the oracle of Trophomus

Lebynthos, Aegean island

Leda, Queen of Sparta, wooed by Jupiter in the form of a swan

Leir, mythical King of Britain, original of Shakespeare’s Lear

Lelaps, dog of Cephalus

Lemnos, large island in the Aegean Sea, sacred to Vulcan

Lemures, the spectres or spirits of the dead

Leo, Roman emperor, Greek prince

Lethe, river of Hades, drinking whose water caused forgetfulness

Leucadia, a promontory, whence Sappho, disappointed in love, was said to have thrown herself into the sea

Leucothea, a sea goddess, invoked by sailors for protection (See
Ino)

Lewis, son of Charlemagne

Liber, ancient god of fruitfulness

Libethra, burial place of Orpheus

Libya, Greek name for continent of Africa in general

Libyan desert, in Africa

LIBYAN OASIS

Lichas, who brought the shirt of Nessus to Hercules

Limours, Earl of

Linus, musical instructor of Hercules

Lionel, knight of the Round Table

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