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Definition of the noun aidoneus

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  1. (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone


Aidoneus was a mythical king of the Molossians in Epirus, who is represented as the husband of Persephone. After Theseus, with the assistance of Pirithous, concealed Helen at Aphidnae, he went to Epirus to procure for Pirithous Kore, the daughter of Aidoneus, as a reward. When Aidoneus discovered that they had come with the intention of carrying off his daughter, he had Pirithous killed by Cerberus, and kept Theseus in captivity, who was afterwards released at the request of Heracles. Eusebius calls the wife of Aidoneus a daughter of queen Demeter, with whom he had eloped. Thus the story of Aidoneus is the legend of Hades' rape of Persephone, in the form of a real-world history, and is undoubtedly the work of a late interpreter of ancient myths.

Phrases with Aidoneus

  1. Parides Aidoneus
  2. Psilotreta Aidoneus
  3. Atrophaneura Aidoneus
  4. Heterogomphus Aidoneus
  5. Species Parides Aidoneus
  6. Species Psilotreta Aidoneus
  7. Species Scarabaeus Aidoneus

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Google previewThe Homeric Hymns (2012)

by Susan C. Shelmerdine

Aidoneus is a lengthened form of ...

Google previewThe Olympian system versus the solar theory (1879)

by William Ewart Gladstone

Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of. 14.

Google previewThe Nineteenth Century (1879)

Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of 1879. OLYMPIAN SYSTEM VERSUS SOLAR ...

Google previewThe Nineteenth (and after) [afterw.] The Twentieth century (1879)

Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of 1879. OLYMPIAN SYSTEM versus SOLAR ...

Google previewTheogony & Works and Days (2015)

by Hesiod

Aidoneus is a lengthened form of the name Hades. 104 The ...

Google previewDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999)

by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst

Kore- Persephone was the young daughter of Demeter as well as the wife of Aidoneus or ->Hades, and thus the queen of the dead. The myth of Demeter is related in the well-known Homeric Hymn to Demeter, a poem of 495 lines and dating ...

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Aidoneus See Hades. Aiguillette In medieval France, a knotted loop of thread which – according to folktradition – was used by witches to cause impotence and sometimes castration in men. The aiguilette could bind lovers together in illicit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Gnosticism (2009)

by Andrew Phillip Smith

Aidoneus: Unseen one, an epithet for *Hades in the Greek mysteries. Aileos/ Aileoil/Aileou: In the *Paraphrase of Shem, one of the divine beings who protect humanity against the evil forces of *Nature. Aina: (“the well spring”) A *Mandaean ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1D2O1N1E1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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