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Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 980 pages of information about The Age of Fable.

Oenopion, King of Chios

Oeta, Mount, scene of Hercules’ death

Ogier, the Dane, one of the paladins of Charlemagne

Oliver, companion of Orlando

Olwen, wife of Kilwich

Olympia, a small plain in Elis, where the Olympic games were celebrated

Olympiads, periods between Olympic games (four years)

Olympian games, See games

Olympus, dwelling place of the dynasty of gods of which Zeus was the head

Omphale, queen of Lydia, daughter of Iardanus and wife of Tmolus

Ophion, king of the Titans, who ruled Olympus till dethroned by the gods Saturn and Rhea

Ops See Rhea

Oracles, answers from the gods to questions from seekers for knowledge or advice for the future, usually in equivocal form, so as to fit any event, also places where such answers were given forth usually by a priest or priestess

Orc, a sea monster, foiled by Rogero when about to devour Angelica

Oreads, nymphs of mountains and hills

Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, because of his crime in killing his mother, he was pursued by the Furies until purified by Minerva

Orion, youthful giant, loved by Diana, Constellation

Orithyia, a nymph, seized by Boreas

Orlando, a famous knight and nephew of Charlemagne

Ormuzd (Greek, Oromasdes), son of Supreme Being, source of good as his brother Ahriman (Arimanes) was of evil, in Persian or Zoroastrian religion

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

P

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

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