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Aeolus

Definitions

  • Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships
    Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aeolus god of the winds in ancient mythology
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aeolus (Gr. & Rom. Myth) The god of the winds, in ancient mythology.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Aeolus In classical mythology, the god and ruler of the winds, which at his will he set free or held prisoners in a hollow mountain.
    • n Aeolus An apparatus for renewing the air in rooms.
    • n Aeolus A genus of coleopterous insects.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr.

Usage

In literature:

AEOLUS, god of the winds, is said to have been the son of Jupiter by Acasta or Sigesia, daughter of Hippotas.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Immediately the North Wind and all the other cloud-scattering winds were locked in the cave of Aeolus, and only the South Wind sent out.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Nothing but the tumult of the sea, stirred into frenzy by the storm- blast of angry Aeolus!
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
AEolus (ee'-o-lus), 170, 210.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
For what but a dealer in this article was that AEolus who supplied Ulysses with motive power for his fleet in bags?
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Something to charm the very heart of AEolus!
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
Homer speaks of Ulysses receiving the winds as a present from AEolus, the King of Winds, in a leather bag.
"A History of Nursery Rhymes" by Percy B. Green
The name comes from the Greek AEolus, god of the winds.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
AEolus, son of Hippotas, belov'd By the Immortals, in an isle afloat.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
We landed there again, and, having partaken of some food and wine, I sought the halls of AEolus.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
Immediately the North Wind and all the other cloud-scattering winds were locked in the cave of Aeolus, and only the South Wind sent out.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
AEolus refuses to receive him the second time.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Neptune does not absolutely control the seas, nor AEolus the winds.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
On the ship I heard Aeolus say that it was impossible to go near him, he was so unreasonably angry.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Next the wanderers reached the island of AEolus, who controls the winds.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The Aeoluses of the Civil Service are necessarily much exercised in their minds by such irregularities.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
There are no flocks out on the mountains; and it is well, for to-night she welcomes AEolus.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
AEOLUS, EOLUS (L.), the god of the winds: a kind of ventilator.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Not he the man To flinch from fisticuffs with Aeolus!
"Mathieu Ropars: et cetera" by William Young
But as yet we are becalmed, and heartily displeased at old "AEolus" for overlooking us.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
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In poetry:

Like copper shone the autumn day. Poseidon
And Aeolus moaned softly, mournfully.
Huge, surging, lilac waves rose on the sea.
Our ship dove fish-like in and out among them.
"The Archipelago" by Ivan Bunin
Alas! the black Cocytus, wandering to the world below,
That languid river to behold we of this earth must go;
To see the grim Danaides, that miserable race,
And Sisyphus of AEolus, condemned to endless chase.
"To Postumus" by Roswell Martin Field
AEole! namque tibi divûm Pater atque hominum rex,
Et mulcere dedit mentes et tollere vento.
Imitation.
O AEolus! to thee the Sire supreme
Of gods and men the mighty power bequeath'd
To rouse or to assuage the human mind.
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
While raging tempests shake the shore,
While Aeolus' thunders round us roar,
And sweep impetuous o'er the plain
Be still, O tyrant of the main;
Nor let thy brow contracted frowns betray,
While my Susanna skims the wat'ry way.
"Ode To Neptune" by Phillis Wheatley

In news:

Praised by Strad Magazine for their "high-octane" performance, the Aeolus Quartet is among the finest young string quartets performing today.
Aeolus, the Greek god of wind, laughs lightly during a charter in the islands that bear his name.
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