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Mythical Being

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Definition of the noun mythical being

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  1. an imaginary being of myth or fable
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: imaginary being / imaginary creature = a creature of the imagination
    • more specific terms:
      • halcyon = a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
      • mythical creature / mythical monster = a monster renowned in folklore and myth
      • phoenix = a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix
      • houri = one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise
      • Amazon = one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia
      • Gog and Magog = biblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world
      • golem = an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
      • hero = a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits
    • instances:
      • Augeas = the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle
      • Alcyone / Halcyon = a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
      • Arjuna = the warrior prince in the Bhagavad-Gita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being and of God and how humans can come to know God
      • Scylla = a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait
      • Stentor = the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes
      • Dardanus = founder of Troy
      • Ganymede = a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
      • Hyperborean = one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind
      • Niobe = the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all
      • Perseus = the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
      • Andromeda = an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia
      • Cepheus = king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
      • Cassiopeia = the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
      • Midas = the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
      • Sisyphus = a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill
      • Narcissus = a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
      • Nibelung = a companion or follower of Siegfried
      • Bellerophon = a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus
      • Paris = the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
      • Patroclus = a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War
      • Pegasus = the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena
      • Sarpedon = a son of Zeus who became king of Lycia
      • Siegfried = mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed
      • Sigurd = mythical Norse warrior hero who gains an accursed hoard of gold and was killed by Brynhild
      • Enkidu = legendary friend of Gilgamish
      • Gilgamish = legendary Sumerian king and hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics
      • Sita = wife of the Hindu god Rama
      • Hero = priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
      • Leander = a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
      • Pygmalion = a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it
      • Galatea = a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
      • Romulus = founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them
      • Remus = the twin brother of Romulus
      • Daedalus / Daedal = an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos
      • Icarus = son of Daedalus
      • Procrustes = a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit
      • Eurydice = the wife of Orpheus
      • Orion = a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis
      • Orpheus = a great musician
      • Psyche = a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him
      • Heracles / Herakles / Hercules / Alcides = a hero noted for his strength
      • Pandora = the first woman
      • Fenrir = an enormous wolf that was fathered by Loki and that killed Odin
      • Volund = a wonderful smith
      • Yggdrasil / Ygdrasil = a huge ash tree whose roots and branches hold the earth and Heaven and Hell together
      • Ymir = the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones
      • Wayland the Smith / Wayland / Wieland = a supernatural smith and king of the elves
      • Ajax = a mythical Greek hero
      • Valkyrie = one of the maidens of Odin who chose heroes to be slain in battle and conducted them to Valhalla
      • Jason = the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece
      • Medea = a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father
      • Laertes = the father of Odysseus
      • Odysseus = a famous mythical Greek hero
      • Ulysses = Roman spelling for Odysseus
      • Penelope = the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity
      • Theseus = a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica
      • Tantalus = a wicked king and son of Zeus
      • Achilles = a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy
      • Aeneas = a mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War
      • Atreus = the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus
      • Agamemnon = the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
      • Menelaus = the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War; brother of Agamemnon
      • Iphigenia = the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy
      • Clytemnestra = wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War
      • Aegisthus = the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
      • Orestes = the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
      • Antigone = the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death
      • Creon = the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
      • Jocasta = queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
      • Electra = the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
      • Laocoon = the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse
      • Laius = king of Thebes who was unwittingly killed by his son Oedipus
      • Myrmidon = a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy
      • King Oedipus / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus = a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta
      • Tiresias = the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother
      • Peleus = a king of the Myrmidons and father of Achilles
      • Hector = a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
      • Helen of Troy / Helen = the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris
      • Leda = a queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan
      • Priam = the last king of Troy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mythical Being

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

visionary mythical beast dragon, unicorn mythical being gnome, goblin, spirit, werewolf mythical bird lightning bird, phoenix, roc mythical chief evil jinny Eblis mythical Chinese pheasant fum, fung mythical creature of the sea mermaid ...

Google previewDictionary of South & Southeast Asian Art (2004)

by Gwyneth Chaturachinda, Sunanda Krishnamurty, Pauline W. Tabtiang

naga-makara A mythical being depicted in art, combining the characteristics of naga and makara. nagara A city or capital. In India there are seven sacred cities that are places of ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

t aw mythical being kopkopma's mythical bird wu'qwuq mythical creature taret mythical mountain person lubeles nail, claw cay, k'ah, k'oles nails, iron ni'lus nails , scratch with lOk naked naw, tud name yet, yEt named yecu name, place p as ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2 (Paperback) (2007)

by Christina Pratt

The Rainbow Serpent is simultaneously the mythical being living in the spirit world and the water dwelling snakes that live in the natural world. These ordinary manifestations are known throughout Australia by many names, including bunyip, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)

by Joseph Wright

Molly Bent, a mythical being; see below ; (2) -gowl, the mangold, Calendula o cinah's; (3) -mop , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

Shughni zindurv 'werewolf, OInd gandhawa- (mythical being). Most of these comparisons cannot be maintained. The old comparison between the Greek and Old Indie forms is rightly dismissed in etymological dictionaries as fantastic.

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2012)

by Ronald Story

Ithad been using themfor years before they started appearinginUFO encounters and there is absolutely no mystery from an anthropological standpoint why sucha mythical being could emerge within modern visionary experiences and stories.

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Likewise, the sphinx, a mythical being with the body of a lion and the head and torso of a human, figured prominently in GrecoRoman myth after being borrowed from ancient Egypt, where it was an icon of royalty, fertility, and immortality.

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