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Admete

Definition of the noun Admete

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Admete is a genus of Cancellariidae, described by Krøyer in 1842.

Admete is a genus of Cancellariidae.

Explanation

  1. Admete is, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Eurystheus. Heracles, as one of his Twelve Labors, was obliged by her father to fetch for her the girdle of Ares, which was worn by Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons. According to John Tzetzes, she accompanied Heracles on this expedition. There was a tradition according to which Admete was originally a priestess of Hera at Argos, but fled with the image of the goddess to Samos. Pirates were engaged by the Argives to fetch the image back, but the enterprise did not succeed, for the ship when laden with the image could not be made to move. The men then took the image back to the coast of Samos and sailed away. When the Samians found it, they tied it to a tree, but Admete purified it and restored it to the temple of Samos. In commemoration of this event, the Samians celebrated an annual festival called Tonea. This story seems to be an invention of the Argives, by which they intended to prove that the worship of Hera in their place was older than in Samos.
  2. Admete is, in Greek mythology, one of the Oceanids, a companion of Persephone. Hyginus in the preface to his fables calls her Admeto, and a daughter of Pontus and Thalassa.

Phrases with Admete

Phrases starting with the word Admete:

  1. Admete Haini
  2. Admete Ovata
  3. Admete Sadko
  4. Admete Bruuni
  5. Admete crispa
  6. Admete Jumala
  7. Admete nodosa
  8. Admete regina
  9. Admete rhyssa
  10. Admete Solida
  11. Admete undata
  12. Admete Ambigua
  13. Admete Arctica
  14. Admete Beatrix

Phrases ending with the word Admete:

  1. genus Admete
  2. Noble Admete
  3. Cancer Admete
  4. Corded Admete
  5. Modest Admete
  6. Stubby Admete

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Opera (2013)

by Scott L. Balthazar

wife of Admete (Admetus, king of Thessaly), who is loved by Alcide (Hercules) and Lycomede ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

seeAdmete. Admeta (Greek) see Admete. Admete Ad'meta, Admeta ...

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; or Historical dictionary of the gods, demi-gods, heroes ... (1790)

was not less than three thousand ; Hesiod mentioning the eldest enumerates forty- one (Acasta, Admete, ...

Google previewEncyclopedie, eller Fransyskt och Swenskt real- och nominal-lexicon. [With an introduction by S. Lagerbring.] dl. 1. afd. 1, 2 (1777)

by Jacob Johan ANKARSTRÖM (the Elder, and GJORWELL (Carl Christophersson)), afterwards LAGERBRING BRING (Sven), Carl Christophersson GJÖRWELL

Admete kom ef-.cr, lòsie as qmístarna, form; nado Samierncs-brott, od) Bafle biiden pa fit wederbórliga stálie. Jfrán cn tidcn sïrde Samierne c'iri. Innos biid til hafszstranden, dando den samma som forut, od) sirade en {Se , [om de fallade Tema, ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2M3E1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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