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deity
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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god or goddess
  • Thus Homer has his "speaking horses;" and Virgil his "myrtles distilling blood;" where the latter has not so much as contrived the easy intervention of a deity to save the probability.
    Preface (47% in)
  • If Homer was not the first who introduced the deities (as Herodotus imagines) into the religion of Greece, he seems the first who brought them into a system of machinery for poetry, and such a one as makes its greatest importance and dignity: for we find those authors who have been offended at the literal notion of the gods, constantly laying their accusation against Homer as the chief support of it.
    Preface (17% in)
  • Be bold, (she cried), in every combat shine, War be thy province, thy protection mine; Rush to the fight, and every foe control; Wake each paternal virtue in thy soul: Strength swells thy boiling breast, infused by me, And all thy godlike father breathes in thee; Yet more, from mortal mists I purge thy eyes,(145) And set to view the warring deities.
    Book 5 (16% in)
  • Jupiter assembles a council of the deities, and threatens them with the pains of Tartarus if they assist either side: Minerva only obtains of him that she may direct the Greeks by her counsels.
    Book 8 (0% in)
  • Would all the deities of Greece combine, In vain the gloomy Thunderer might repine: Sole should he sit, with scarce a god to friend, And see his Trojans to the shades descend: Such be the scene from his Idaean bower; Ungrateful prospect to the sullen power!
    Book 8 (37% in)
  • (The king of ocean thus, incensed, replies;) Rule as he will his portion'd realms on high; No vassal god, nor of his train, am I. Three brother deities from Saturn came, And ancient Rhea, earth's immortal dame: Assign'd by lot, our triple rule we know; Infernal Pluto sways the shades below; O'er the wide clouds, and o'er the starry plain, Ethereal Jove extends his high domain; My court beneath the hoary waves I keep, And hush the roarings of the sacred deep; Olympus, and this earth, in...
    Book 15 (25% in)
  • The terrors of the combat described, when the deities are engaged.
    Book 20 (1% in)
  • When now to Xanthus' yellow stream they drove, (Xanthus, immortal progeny of Jove,) The winged deity forsook their view, And in a moment to Olympus flew.
    Book 24 (85% in)
  • : the assumption of Mentor's form by the guardian deity of the wise Ulysses, Minerva.
    Footnotes (6% in)
  • 50 —_Bent was his bow_ "The Apollo of Homer, it must be borne in mind, is a different character from the deity of the same name in the later classical pantheon.
    Footnotes (15% in)
  • 66 It has been observed that the annual procession of the sacred ship so often represented on Egyptian monuments, and the return of the deity from Ethiopia after some days' absence, serves to show the Ethiopian origin of Thebes, and of the worship of Jupiter Ammon.
    Footnotes (21% in)
  • If the sacrifice was in honour of the celestial gods, the throat was bent upwards towards heaven; but if made to the heroes, or infernal deities, it was killed with its throat toward the ground.
    Footnotes (22% in)
  • 92 The following observation will be useful to Homeric readers: "Particular animals were, at a later time, consecrated to particular deities.
    Footnotes (31% in)
  • The infernal and evil deities were to be appeased with black victims.
    Footnotes (32% in)
  • _ The worship of Juno at Argos was very celebrated in ancient times, and she was regarded as the patron deity of that city.
    Footnotes (43% in)
  • _ "With what majesty and pomp does Homer exalt his deities!
    Footnotes (49% in)
  • And who is there, that, considering the exceeding greatness of the space would not with reason cry out that 'If the steeds of the deity were to take a second leap, the world would want room for it'?
    Footnotes (49% in)
  • No interposition takes place but on the part of the specially authorised agents of Jove, or on that of one or two contumacious deities, described as boldly setting his commands at defiance, but checked and reprimanded for their disobedience; while the other divine warriors, who in the previous and subsequent cantos are so active in support of their favourite heroes, repeatedly allude to the supreme edict as the cause of their present inactivity.
    Footnotes (58% in)
  • This seems to be the true character of the Homeric deity, and it is very necessary that the student of Greek literature should bear it constantly in mind.
    Footnotes (77% in)
  • 263 It was anciently believed that it was dangerous, if not fatal, to behold a deity.
    Footnotes (86% in)

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