The Age of Fable eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
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PYTHIAN GAMES

PYTHIAN ORACLE

Python, serpent springing from Deluge slum, destroyed by Apollo

Q

Quirinus (from quiris, a lance or spear), a war god, said to be
Romulus, founder of Rome

R

Rabican, noted horse

RAGNAROK, the twilight (or ending) of the gods

Rajputs, minor Hindu caste

Regan, daughter of Leir

Regillus, lake in Latium, noted for battle fought near by between the Romans and the Latins

Reggio, family from which Rogero sprang

Remus, brother of Romulus, founder of Rome

Rhadamanthus, son of Jupiter and Europa after his death one of the judges in the lower world

Rhapsodist, professional reciter of poems among the Greeks

Rhea, female Titan, wife of Saturn (Cronos), mother of the chief gods, worshipped in Greece and Rome

Rhine, river

Rhine maidens, or daughters, three water nymphs, Flosshilda, Woglinda, and Wellgunda, set to guard the Nibelungen Hoard, buried in the Rhine

Rhodes, one of the seven cities claiming to be Homer’s birthplace

Rhodope, mountain in Thrace

Rhongomyant, Arthur’s lance

Rhoecus, a youth, beloved by a Dryad, but who brushed away a bee sent by her to call him to her, and she punished him with blindness

Rhiannon, wife of Pwyll

Rinaldo, one of the bravest knights of Charlemagne

River ocean, flowing around the earth

Robert de Beauvais’, Norman poet (1257)

Robin hood, famous outlaw in English legend, about time of Richard
Coeur de Lion

Rockingham, forest of

Rodomont, king of Algiers

Rogero, noted Saracen knight

Roland (Orlando), See Orlando

ROMANCES

Romanus, legendary great grandson of Noah

ROME

Romulus, founder of Rome

Ron, Arthur’s lance

Ronces Valles’, battle of

Round table King Arthur’s instituted by Merlin the Sage for Pendragon, Arthur’s father, as a knightly order, continued and made famous by Arthur and his knights

Runic characters, or runes, alphabetic signs used by early
Teutonic peoples, written or graved on metal or stone

Rutulians, an ancient people in Italy, subdued at an early period by the Romans

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