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Definition of the noun aidoneus
What does aidoneus mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- scientific names: Aides / Hadis / genus Hadis / Hades
- instance of: Greek deity = a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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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.
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The Homeric Hymns (2012)
by Susan C. Shelmerdine
Aidoneus is a lengthened form of ...
Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of. 14.
Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of 1879. OLYMPIAN SYSTEM veksus SOLAR ...
The Nineteenth Century (1879)
Aidoneus is a mere shadow, and the principal signs of 1879. OLYMPIAN SYSTEM VERSUS SOLAR ...
Theogony & Works and Days (2015)
Aidoneus is a lengthened form of the name Hades. 104 The ...
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 ...
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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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