A catechism of mythology. By a friend to youth

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Page 53 - SPHI&X, a monster which had the head and breasts of a woman, the body of a dog, the tail of a serpent, the wings of a bird, the paws of a lion, and a human voice.
Page 27 - ... drinks ; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
Page 53 - What animal is that which walks on four feet in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening?
Page 20 - Aurora is generally represented by the poets drawn in a rose-coloured chariot, and opening with her rosy fingers the gates of the east, pouring the dew upon the earth, and making the flowers grow. Her chariot is generally drawn by white horses, and she is covered with a veil.
Page 51 - ... inhabit ; and the rising of the marine deities from their crystal palaces to the surface of the waters afforded a subject for some attractive fables among the ancient poets. When on the sea shore, the Nereides resided in grottoes and caves, which were adorned with shells and shaded with vine branches.
Page 38 - Mercury, upon which he played with such a masterly hand, that even the most rapid rivers ceased to flow, the savage beasts of the forest forgot their wildness, and the mountains moved to listen to his song.
Page 32 - Stymphalus, which used to feed upon man's flesh. 6. He defeated the army of the Amazons, and took from Hyppolite, their queen, the finest belt in the world. 7. He in one day cleansed the stable of Augeas, by turning the course of a river into it. This stable had never been cleansed, although three...
Page 63 - Tendon of Achilles." The tendon attached to the heel, so named because Achilles is supposed to have been held by the heel when his mother dipped him in the river Styx to render him invulnerable.
Page 64 - After wandering about during several years, encountering numerous difficulties, he at length arrived in Italy, where he was hospitably received by Latinus, king of the Latins. After the death of Latinus ^úneas became king.
Page 30 - Hercules was the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon, king of Thebes, who was seduced by Jupiter under the form of her husband Amphitryon.

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