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Iambe in Greek mythology was a Thracian woman, daughter of Pan and Echo, granddaughter of Hermes, and a servant of Metaneira, the wife of Hippothoon. Others call her a slave of Celeus, king of Eleusis. She is the Greek Goddess of Humor and Poetry whose bawdy jests roused the grieving Demeter from her profound depression during her search for her daughter Persephone.The extravagant hilarity displayed at the festivals of Demeter in Attica was traced to her, for it is said that when Demeter, in her wanderings in search of her daughter, arrived in Attica, Iambe cheered the mournful goddess with her jokes She was believed to have given the name to iambic poetry, for some said that she hanged herself in consequence of the cutting speeches in which she had indulged, and others that she had cheered Demeter by a dance in the Iambic metre. [L. S.

Phrases with Iambe

  1. Dircenna Iambe
  2. Pteromalus Iambe
  3. Trichomalopsis Iambe
  4. Species Dircenna Iambe
  5. Species Pteromalus Iambe

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Google previewLaunching IFMBE into the 21st Century: 50 Years and Counting (2013)

by Herbert Voigt, Ratko MAGJAREVIC

IAMBE is a part of IFMBE, responsible to the IFMBE General Assembly and its Administrative Council, and operates under the auspices of the IFMBE Constitution and Bylaws. The Academy is established by IFMBE for the following purposes.

Google previewDemeter and Persephone (2002)

Lessons from a Myth by Tamara Agha-Jaffar

Iambe is a beacon of light for all ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines (2014)

by Patricia Monaghan, PhD

Although some sources describe Iambe and Baubo as identical, others separate them. Lame Iambe, daughter ofthe wilderness god Pan and the Nymph echo, was the originator of the irregular, or “limping,” iambic rhythm used in Greek satiric ...

Google previewThe English Dictionary before Cawdrey (1985)

by Gabriele Stein

Iambon, ou iambe de ...

Google previewA dictionary of the ABOR-MIRI language (1910)

by James Herbert Lorrain

(Same as Iambe) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Gnosticism (2014)

by Andrew Phillip Smith

Iambe: A maid of ...

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Scrabble value of I1A1M3B3E1

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