Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art
The Infernal Region, kingdom of Pluto, 159-170;
Hercules’ visit to, 65, 229,
Orpheus’ visit to, 76-79;
Adonis’ visit to, 110;
Psyche’s visit to, 128;
Mercury conducts souls to, 137,
Proserpina’s visit to, 194,
Lara conducted to, 203;
Theseus’ visit to, 260;
Pollux in, 279;
Œdipus in, 286;
Ulysses’ visit to, 350;
Æneas’ visit to, 370.
Son of Creon;
lover of Antigone, 288.
Wife of Ceyx, King of Thessaly, 211,
Son of Neptune;
slain by Mars, 139.
Nymphs who lived and died with the trees they inhabited,
Daughter of Mars and Venus, 107,
wife of Cadmus, 48;
mother of Semele, 171.
Monsters, half woman, half bird;
banished to Strophades Islands, 267;
Æneas sees, 365;
Creation of, 15;
realm of, 25;
Atlas, supporter of, 244;
significance, 384, 398.
Goddess of youth;
cup-bearer of the gods, 41;
wife of Hercules, 238.
River in which the Bacchantes cast Orpheus’ remains,
Name given to Proserpina as Queen of Hades, 195.
Son of Priam;
leader of Trojan army, 320-326;
slain by Achilles, 328;
Priam buries, 329;
shade of, 360;
widow of, 365.
Wife of Priam;
mother of Paris and Hector, 307,
Hector seen by, 328;
captivity of, 361.
Daughter of Jupiter and Leda;
wife of Menelaus;
kidnapped by Paris, 310-312;
kidnapped by Theseus, 260;
Paris upbraided by, 320;
return of, 335;
Æneas wishes to slay, 361;
King of Epirus, whose slave Andromache became after the death of Hector,
Sisters of Phaeton;
changed into trees, 87.
Mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and Muses, 90,
Name of Apollo as god of the sun, 61,
significance, 386, 388,
Daughter of Athamas and Nephele;
drowned in the Hellespont, 265;
significance, 391, 392,
Son of Deucalion;
ancestor of the Hellenes, 38.
Name given to ancient Greeks, 38.
Name given to the strait from Helle, 265;
Leander swims across the, 111-117.
One of the first divinities, who rules with Æther (Light),
Festivals in honor of Hephæstus, or Vulcan, 148.
Name given to Vulcan, god of the forge, 144;
He´ra, or He´re.
Name given to Juno, queen of heaven, and goddess of the atmosphere and of
Same as Hercules;
son of Jupiter and Alcmene, 216.
Town dedicated to the service of Juno, 52.
Same as Heracles, god of all athletic games, 216-239;
Prometheus delivered by, 28;
Hades visited by, 65;
Hesione delivered by, 152;
Centaurs defeated by, 260;
Argonautic expedition joined by, 266,
arrows of, 330;
apparition of, 331;
significance, 379, 389,
390, 393, 395.
Same as Mercury, messenger of the gods, 131;
Same as Harmonia;
daughter of Venus and Mars, 107.
Maiden loved by Leander, who swam the Hellespont to visit her,
Daughter of Laomedon;
rescued from sea monster by Hercules, 151,
Ancient name of Italy, so called by Æneas,
Daughters of Hesperus, guardians of golden apples,
God of the West;
father of the Hesperides, 72, 226.
Same as Vesta, goddess of the family hearth, 198;
God of the desire of love;
attendant in Venus’ numerous train, 106.
Fountain created by Pegasus, 294.
Wife of Pirithous;
almost carried off by the Centaurs, 260.
Queen of the Amazons, 223, 224;
Theseus’ wife, 259.
Son of Theseus and Hippolyte, 259;
loved by Phædra, 262.
Same as Milanion;
lover of Atalanta, 278.
The good spirit in Pandora’s box;
an ancient deity, 33-35.
Collective name of the seasons;
Venus’ attendants, 105.
Gate leading from cave of Somnus to outer world, 210,
Attendants of Apollo, 85;
attendants of Venus, 105.
Same as Centimani, 18.
Same as Somnus, god of sleep, 208.
Youth loved by Apollo and Zephyrus;
changed to a flower, 67.
Monster serpent slain by Hercules in the swamp of Lerna,
Daughter of Æsculapius;
watched over health of man, 64.
Youth loved by Hercules;
stolen by the water nymphs, 267.
God of marriage;
attendant of Venus, 106.
Mountain in Attica, 90.
The mountains separating the land of the Hyperboreans from Thrace,
People north of Oceanus, a virtuous race, 16.
The Titan who had charge of the sun chariot, 17,
Daughter of Danaus;
saves her husband, 166.
One of the Titans;
father of Prometheus, 17, 25,
Leech consulted by Æneas;
cures Æneas with Venus’ aid, 376.
Same as Iasion;
father of Atalanta, 275, 364.
Son of Dædalus;
fell into the Icarian Sea, 253-255.
Mountain in Crete, and near Troy also, 21,
A mortal befriended by Neptune;
elopes with Marpessa, 155.
1. One of the Titanides;
daughter of Uranus and Gæa, 17.
2. Priestess of Vesta;
wife of Mars;
mother of Romulus and Remus, 140,
Homer’s epic poem on the Trojan war, 318,
Same as Troy whence comes the Iliad’s name, 317,
360, 363, 370.
River god (father of Io), 134, 136.
Judges in the, 45;
Orpheus visits, 76-79;
Adonis visits, 108;
Pluto’s realm, 159;
Proserpina’s sojourn in, 194;
Æneas visits, 370.
Same as Leucothea;
second wife of Athamas;
daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, 174,
Maiden loved by Jupiter;
changed into a heifer, 134-137;
significance, 385, 396.
King of Lycia;
recipient of the sealed letter carried by Bellerophon,
Friend of Hercules;
helped slay the Hydra, 220.
Kingdom of Æson and Jason;
usurped by Pelias, 263.
Maiden loved by Hercules, 235, 236;
significance, 390, 392.
Grandson of Hellen;
ancestor of Ionian race, 38.
Race descended from Ion, grandson of Hellen, 38.
Sea west of Greece, named after Io, 136,
Daughter of Agamemnon;
sacrificed to Diana, 315, 316;
Orestes finds, 336.
I´ris (the Rainbow).
Attendant of Juno, 52, 329,
Fourth and last age previous to the Deluge, 36.
Isles of the Blest.
Islands west of Oceanus, inhabited by the virtuous dead,
Ulysses searches for, 359.
Town in Thrace, spoiled by Ulysses, 337.
Daughter of Œdipus and Jocasta, 285;
dies of grief, 290.
Games held in honor of Neptune, at Corinth, every four years,
Saturn retires to, 23;
Ceres returns to, 190;
Janus, king of, 205.
Ulysses’ island kingdom, 214,
Ulysses arrives in sight of, 346;
Ulysses returns to, 354, 355;
Telemachus returns to, 357;
home of Penelope.
Æneas saves, 361;
Cupid assumes form of, 367;
stag wounded by, 373;
brave defense by, 374.
Gate leading from cave of Somnus to outer world, 210,
Criminal in Tartarus;
bound to wheel of fire, 77, 169,