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Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

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Dæd´a-lus.
Architect who planned the Cretan Labyrinth, 253-255;
inventor of sails, 214.

Dan´a-e.
Maiden visited by Jupiter as a golden shower;
mother of Perseus, 240-242;
significance, 379, 390, 397.

Da-na´i-des.
Daughters of Danaus, who slay their husbands, 166, 167.

Dan´a-us.
King of Argos;
father of the fifty Danaides, 166.

Dan´ube.
River of Europe;
Medea slays Absyrtus near its mouth, 271.

Daph´ne.
Maiden loved by Apollo, and changed into a laurel tree, 68-70;
significance, 387, 389, 395.

Dar´da-nus.
Ancient king of Troy, who gives his name to his race, 364;
mares of, 215.

De-i-a-nei´ra.
Wife of Hercules, 232-236;
causes Hercules’ death by using the Nessus robe, 235, 236;
significance, 390.

De-iph´o-bus.
Son of Priam and Hecuba;
married Helen after the death of Paris, 362.

De´los.
Floating island;
birthplace of Apollo and Diana, 62;
shrine of Apollo at, 91, 363, 364;
significance, 386, 396.

Del´phi.
Shrine of Apollo, famed for its oracles, 37, 47, 91;
Ceyx visits, 211;
Œdipus consults oracle at, 281, 282, 285, 290;
Orestes at, 336.

Del´uge.
Caused by Jupiter’s wrath, 36;
slime from, 65.

De-me´ter.
Same as Ceres;
goddess of agriculture, 183, 187;
significance, 396.

De´mi-os (Dread).
Attendant or son of Mars, 138.

Des´ti-ny.
One of the ancient deities not subjected to Jupiter, 39.

Deu-ca´li-on.
Only male survivor of Deluge;
father of Hellen, 37, 38.

Di´a.
Maiden loved and deserted by Ixion, king of the Lapithæ, 169;
significance, 389.

Di-a´na.
Goddess of the moon and chase;
daughter of Jupiter and Latona, 93-101;
birth of, 62;
nymphs of, 70, 190;
arrows of, 139;
Arethusa protected by, 192;
Œneus neglects, 275;
Iphigenia saved by, 316;
temple of, 336;
Camilla rescued by, 373, 374;
significance, 388, 396, 398.

Di´do.
Queen of Tyre and Carthage;
loved and deserted by Æneas, 366-369;
Æneas sees, in Hades, 372.

Di-o-me´des.
1. Greek hero during Trojan war, 314;
recovers Patroclus’ body, 328;
helps Ulysses secure the Palladium, 332.
2. The possessor of horses taken by Hercules, 223.

Di-o´ne.
1. Name given to Venus, goddess of beauty, love, laughter, etc., 103.
2. Mother of Venus by Jupiter;
goddess of moisture, 44.

Di-o-nys´i-a.
Festivals held in Greece in honor of Bacchus, 182.

Di-o-nys´us.
Same as Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, 174.

Di-os-cu´ri.
Collective name given to Castor and Pollux, 278.

Di-os-cu´ri-a.
Festivals in honor of Castor and Pollux, 279.

[414] Dir´ce.
Wife of Lycus;
bound to a bull by Amphion and Zethus, 80-82.

Dis.
Same as Pluto, god of Infernal Regions, 159, 370.

Dis-cor´di-a, or Eris.
Goddess of discord, 138;
she appears at Peleus’ marriage feast, 306.

Do-do´na.
Temple and grove sacred to Jupiter, 48, 49, 266.

Dol´phin.
Constellation, 82.

Do´ri-an Race.
Descendants of Dorus, 38.

Do´ris.
Wife of Nereus, 154, 305.

Do´rus.
Son of Hellen;
ancestor of Dorian race, 38.

Dreams.
Spirits in cave of Somnus;
passed out through gates of ivory and horn, 210, 211;
Mercury, leader of, 137.

Drep´a-num.
Land visited by Æneas, where Anchises died, 365.

Dry´a-des.
Plant nymphs, supposed to watch over vegetation, 297.

Dry´o-pe.
Princess changed into a tree, 298-300.

Dull´ness.
Obscure deity put to flight by Minerva, 55, 57.


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