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A Hindu name meaning charity. Various Hindu mythologies associate the name with a very pious woman given to austere devotion, given also to miraculous powers. " Antaeus. In classical mythology, Antaeus was a giant, son of Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Ge, goddess of the earth. As long as Antaeus touched earth, he drew new strength from his mother and was invincible. Hercules could overcome him only by lifting him into the air and squeezing him to death before he could touch the ground. D. ).

Names, IrishDictionaries.  Title.  John and Margaret Berkey, William Hoth, Samuel and Elizabeth Hynes, John and Stephanie Lukacs, James and Cathy Murphy, Paul Muldoon, Joanna Shaw Myers, Helen North, William Roberts and Helen Vendler.  Also Michael and Antoinette Bulfin, Brian and Patricia Donnelly, Christy and Valerie Moore, Davoc and Ann Rynne, and Peter and Collette Sheehy. And, finally, a tip of my hat to Helen Hayes, Frances Cheeseman, and Frances Whistler, Joyce Atwood, and Ann Vaccaro. Page vi Lester I.

Yeats lists Socrates as an example of a saint, who would, of course, wish to thrash from his flesh such worldly figures as Alexander, Augustus Caesar, Alcibiades. " Page 7 Aleel. The name of the poet who is in the service of the countess in Yeats's play The Countess Cathleen. Aleel is a figure from Irish mythology and folklore. Yeats only uses the name here. See "Alternative Song for the Severed Head" in The King of the Great Clock Tower. Alexander. ), the great general and conqueror. ], who "played the taws / Upon the bottom of a king of kings," was his tutor.

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