Classical mythology

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Being Location Example Gloss
Absyrtus 2H6 V.ii.59 [of an infant] Into as many gobbets will I cut it / As wild Medea young Absyrtus did younger brother of Medea, killed by her to aid Jason’s escape with the golden fleece
Acheron Mac III.v.15 at the pit of Acheron / Meet me the chasm or abyss of the Underworld, and the name of one of the rivers there which the souls of the dead have to cross
Achilles E3 II.i.393 The poets write that great Achilles’ spear / Could heal the wound it made son of Peleus and Thetis; according to the oracle, only Achilles’ spear could heal the wounds it made; character in Troilus and Cressida
Actaeon MW III.ii.39 a secure and wilful Actaeon hunter who encountered Artemis, goddess of chastity, while she was bathing and therefore naked: she changed him into a stag, who was pursued and killed by his own hounds
Adonis TS induction.2.49 Adonis painted by a running brook handsome young man loved by Aphrodite, Greek goddess of sexual love (in Roman mythology, by Venus); character in Venus and Adonis
Adonis, gardens of 1H6 Thy promises are like Adonis' garden mythological garden of fertility
Aeacides TS III.i.50 Aeacides / Was Ajax, called so from his grandfather Ajax below
Aeacus 2H6 I.iv.61 Aio ... Aeacida [Latin: I proclaim ... descendant of Aeacus] son of Zeus and Aegina; an ancestor of Achilles
Aegle, Aegles MND II.i.79 [to Tit ania, of Theseus] Didst thou not ... make him with fair Aegles break his faith daughter of Panopeus of Phocis, loved by Theseus
Theseus below
Aeneas JC I.ii.112 Aeneas, our great ancestor, / Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder / The old Anchises bear Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; escaped after the fall of Troy, bearing his father on his shoulders; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
Anchises, Dido below
Aeson MV V.i.14 Medea gathered the enchanted herbs / That did renew old Aeson father of Jason and half-brother of Pelias; magically restored to youth by Medea
Jason, Medea below
Agamemnon E3 III.i.55 we are as puissant as the force / Of Agamemnon in the haven of Troy commander of the Greek forces at Troy, married to Clytemnestra; character in Troilus and Cressida
Agenor TS I.i.165 sweet beauty ... / Such as the daughter of Agenor had king of Tyre; father of daughter Europa, and of sons Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix
Europa below
Ajax KL II.ii.123 None of these rogues and cowards / But Ajax is their fool son of Telamon, king of Salamis, thus known as Telamonian Ajax, and sometimes Telamon or Aeacides; fought against Troy, proverbial for his size and strength; when the armour of the dead Achilles was not given to him, he went mad and killed himself; character in Troilus and Cressida
Ajax Telamonius 2H6 V.i.26 like Ajax Telamonius, / On sheep or oxen could I spend my fury Ajax above
Alcides TNK V.iii.119 Alcides was / To him a sow of lead original name of Hercules, after his grandfather Alceus
Hercules below
Alecto 2H4 V.v.37 Rouse up Revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto's snake one of the Furies, whose name means ‘never-ceasing’
Althaea 2H6 I.i.232 the fatal brand Althaea burnt mother of Meleager, whose life-span was determined by the preservation of a magic log; when Althaea burnt the log on a fire, Meleager died
Meleager below
Anchises 2H6 V.ii.62 Aeneas did old Anchises bear father of Aeneas, who saves him from blazing Troy by carrying him out of the city on his shoulders
Anna TS I.i.151 as secret and as dear / As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was sister of Dido, to whom Dido confides her love for Aeneas
Dido below
Antiopa MND II.i.80 [to Tit ania, of Theseus] Didst thou not ... make him with fair Aegles break his faith, / With Ariadne, and Antiopa Amazon captured or abducted by Theseus; also known as Antiope
Argus MV V.i.230 watch me like Argus hundred-eyed guard of Io, a heifer; Hermes killed him to rescue Io, and Hera then transferred his many eyes to the peacock’s tail
Ariachne TC V.ii.155 Admits no orifex for a point as subtle / As Ariachne's broken woof to enter weaver from Lydia, who challenged Athene to a contest; when Ariachne’s work was seen to be superior, Athene destroyed it, and Ariachne hanged herself; Athene saved her, but changed her into a spider; also known as Arachne
Ariadne TG IV.iv.164 'twas Ariadne passioning / For Theseus' perjury daughter of Minos who helped Theseus find his way through the labyrinth, and then fled with him; Theseus abandoned her while she slept at Naxos
Arion TN I.ii.15 like Arion on the dolphin’s back, / I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves legendary Greek musician; about to be robbed and killed by a ship’s crew, he was allowed to sing one last song; dolphins then appeared, Arion leapt overboard, and was carried by one of them to safety
Ascanius 2H6 III.ii.116 witch me, as Ascanius did / When he to madding Dido would unfold / His father's acts son of Aeneas and Creusa, and grandson of Priam
Aeneas above, Dido below
Atalanta AYL III.ii.269 You have a nimble wit; I think 'twas made of Atalanta’s heels fleet-footed huntress who swore only to marry the suitor who could outrace her; those she defeated, she killed
Atlas 3H6 V.i.36 Thou art no Atlas for so great a weight giant, sentenced by Zeus to carry the heavens on his shoulders for taking part in the struggle against the gods
Atropos 2H4 II.iv.194 Come, Atropos, I say! Fates below
Bacchanals MND V.i.48 The riot of the tipsy Bacchanals devotees of Bacchus (Dionysus), the god of wine and inspiration
Briareus TC I.ii.28 he is a gouty Briareus, many hands and no use son of Uranus and Gaea; legendary monster with 100 arms and 50 heads who fought and defeated the Titans for Zeus
Cadmus MND IV.i.111 Hercules and Cadmus ... bayed the bear / With hounds of Sparta son of Agenor, King of Tyre; he set off in pursuit of his sister Europa, arrived in Greece, and founded Thebes
Capaneus TNK I.i.59 King Capaneus was your lord one of seven champions – the ‘Seven against Thebes’ – who attacked Thebes to deprive Eteocles of his kingship
Centaur Tit V.ii.202 this banquet, which I wish may prove / More stern and bloody than the Centaurs’ feast creature with the upper half of a man and the rear legs of a horse; reputed for bestial behaviour; at Pirithous’ wedding feast, one tried to violate his bride, resulting in a fatal brawl
Cerberus Tit II.iv.51 fell asleep, / As Cerberus at the Thracian poet’s feet three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld, originally 50-headed, later with three heads; charmed to sleep by Orpheus during his quest to rescue Euridice
Orpheus below
Charon TC III.ii.9 be thou my Charon, / And give me swift transportance guardian of the Underworld; ferryman who carried the souls of the dead across the River Acheron
Cimmerian Tit II.iii.72 your swart Cimmerian native of a mythical country where the sun was never seen
Circe 1H6 V.iii.35 See how the ugly witch doth bend her brows / As if, with Circe, she would change my shape! enchantress who detained Odysseus and his followers on the isle of Aeaea, transforming Odysseus’ men into swine with a magic drink
Collatine Luc 33 why is Collatine the publisher / Of that rich jewel he should keep unknown husband of Lucrece; character in The Rape of Lucrece
Creon TNK I.i.40 three queens, whose sovereigns fell before / The wrath of cruel Creon king of Thebes who gave orders that any who died attacking Thebes should be left unburied
Cressid, Cressida H5 II.i.73 from the powdering tub of infamy / Fetch forth the lazar kite of Cressid's kind fickle daughter of Calchas, a priest of Troy; beloved by Troilus, a Trojan prince, she deserted him for Diomed; character in Troilus and Cressida
Cyclops Ham II.ii.487 never did the Cyclops’ hammers fall / On Mars’s armour ... with less remorse than Pyrrhus’ bleeding sword / Now falls on Priam one-eyed giants who aided Vulcan in forging armour for the gods
Daedalus 1H6 I, Daedalus; my poor boy, Icarus legendary Athenian inventor who constructed the labyrinth for King Minos in Crete; escaped to Sicily with wings he had made for himself and his son Icarus
Damon Ham III.ii.290 thou dost know, O Damon dear / This realm dismantled was / Of Jove himself man from Syracuse remembered as a model of faithful friendship; Pythias, condemned to death by Dionysus, begged to be allowed home to arrange his affairs; Damon pledged his own life against Pythias’ return; Dionysus, impressed by their friendship, pardoned Pythias
Daphne MND II.i.231 Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase nymph loved by Apollo; chased by the god, she was saved by being turned into a laurel, which became Apollo’s sacred tree
Dardanian MV III.ii.58 The rest aloof are the Dardanian wives poetic name for someone or something to do with Troy
Deucalion Cor II.i.86 [of Martius] who ... is worth all your predecessors since Deucalion son of Prometheus; Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha survived in an ark when Zeus flooded the world; the oracle advised them to restore the human race by throwing stones over their shoulders; these turned into human beings
Dido MND I.i.173 by that fire which burned the Carthage queen / When the false Trojan under sail was seen Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas when he was shipwrecked on her shores; commanded by Jupiter, Aeneas left without seeing Dido again, and she killed herself on a funeral pyre
Diomed, Diomede 3H6 IV.ii.19 Ulysses and stout Diomede / With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents Greek hero who fought in the Trojan War and even took on the gods in battle; character in Troilus and Cressida, where he is Cressida’s lover
Cressid above
Enceladus Tit IV.ii.92 Enceladus / With all his threat’ning band of Typhon’s brood giant who fought against the Olympian gods, son of Tartarus and Gaea; possible brother of Typhon
Endymion MV V.i.109 the moon sleeps with Endymion, / And would not be awaked young shepherd loved by Selene (the Moon); Zeus granted his wish of eternal sleep, and thus he remained forever young
Ercles MND I.ii.26 I could play Ercles rarely Hercules below
Europa MW V.v.3 Remember, Jove, thou wast a bull for thy Europa daughter of Agenor; she was abducted by Jove in the shape of a bull, who then swam with her on his back to Crete
Fates MND V.i.277 O Fates, come, come, / Cut thread and thrum a trio of goddesses who control human destiny: Atropos (‘the inflexible’) cuts the thread of life allotted and spun by Lachesis (‘the distributor’) and Clotho (‘the spinner’)
Furies MND V.i.276 Approach, ye Furies fell three goddesses: Alecto ‘never-ceasing’, Megaira ‘grudger’, and Tisiphone ‘avenger of blood’; spirits of vengeance, depicted as carrying torches and covered with snakes)
Gorgon AC II.v.116 Though he be painted one way like a Gorgon, / The other way’s a Mars generally applied to Medusa, one of three monsters who had snakes in their hair, ugly faces, huge wings, and whose staring eyes could turn people to stone
Hector 1H6 II.iii.19 I thought I should have seen some Hercules, / A second Hector, for his grim aspect bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle; the son of Priam, married to Andromache; character in Troilus and Cressida
Hecuba Ham II.ii.556 What’s Hecuba to him, or he to her, / That he should weep for her wife of Priam, King of Troy, and mother of 18 children; after the Greeks took Troy, she saw her sons and her husband killed, and was sent into slavery.
Helen AYL III.ii.141 Nature presently distilled / Helen’s cheek, but not her heart woman renowned for her beauty, whose abduction from the Greeks by Paris of Troy caused the Trojan War; character in Troilus and Cressida
Helicons 2H4 V.iii.104 Shall dunghill curs confront the Helicons? nine Muses from the slopes of Mt Helicon, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who give artistic inspiration
Hercules TNK II.iv.2 I have not seen, / Since Hercules, a man of tougher sinews (Roman form of Heracles) proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements; also referred to as Alcides and comically as Ercles
Hero TNK II.iv.2 Leander below
Hippolyta TNK I.i.78 Honoured Hippolyta, / Most dreaded Amazonian Amazonian warrior queen, daughter of Ares, god of war, taken to Athens where (in one version, used by Shakespeare) she was married to Theseus
H Per I.i.28 Before thee stands this fair Hesperides, / With golden fruit daughters of the evening star (Hesper), who guard the garden of the gods where the golden apples grow
Hydra H5 I.i.35 never Hydra-headed wilfulness / So soon did lose his seat many-headed monster, the child of Typhon and Echnida; as each head was cut off, it grew again
Hyrcania Ham II.ii.448 The rugged Pyrrhus, like th’Hyrcanian beast Hyrcan tiger below
Hyrcan tiger Mac III.iv.100 Approach thou like ... the Hyrcan tiger tiger of Hyrcania (in Asia Minor), proverbial for its ferocity
Icarus 1H6 follow thou thy desperate sire of Crete, / Thou Icarus son of Daedalus, who tried to escape from Crete wearing wings made by his father; ignoring a warning, he flew too near the Sun; the wax holding the wings melted, and he fell into the Aegean Sea
Io TS induction.2.53 We’ll show thee Io as she was a maid, / And how she was beguiled and surprised daughter of river-god Inachus, loved by Zeus, who turned her into a heifer to save her from the jealousy of Zeus’ wife, Hera
Jason MV I.i.172 [of Portia] many Jasons come in quest of her son of Aeson, King of Iolcos; he was sent, leading the Argonauts, on the quest for the Golden Fleece, which he obtained with Medea’s assistance
Medea below
Laertes Tit I.i.383 wise Laertes’ son / Did graciously plead for his funerals father of Ulysses
Ulysses below
Leander TG I.i.22 story of deep love, / How young Leander crossed the Hellespont young man in love with Hero, priestess of Aphrodite, who lived on the opposite side of the Hellespont; each night he swam across, guided by her lamp; one night the lamp blew out in a storm, and he was drowned; Hero committed suicide by throwing herself into the sea
Leda MW V.v.7 You were also, Jupiter, a swan for the love of Leda daughter of Thestius; loved by Jove, who turned himself into a swan to seduce her
Lichas AC IV.xii.45 Let me lodge Lichas on the horns o’th’ moon companion to Hercules, who carried to him a poisoned tunic; after wearing the tunic, Hercules in agony threw Lichas into the sky
Nessus below
Limander MND V.i.193 like Limander am I trusty still malapropism for Leander
Medea MV V.i.13 In such a night / Medea gathered the enchanted herns / That did renew old Aeson daughter of Aeetes, King of Colchis, who assisted Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece
Aeson, Jason above
Meleager TNK III.v.18 do you, / As once did Meleager and the boar, / Break comely out before him son of Althaea, his life-span determined by an unburnt magic log; he murdered his uncles in a quarrel over the killing of a boar ravaging the fields in Calydon; in her rage Althaea burnt Meleager’s log on a fire, and he died
Menelaus 3H6 II.ii.147 Helen of Greece was fairer far than thou, / Although thy husband may be Menelaus brother of Agamemnon, king of Sparta, married to Helen of Troy; character in Troilus and Cressida
Minos 3H6 I, Daedalus; my poor boy, Icarus; / Thy father, Minos, that denied our course king of Crete, who imprisoned Daedalus and his son, Icarus, for helping Theseus escape from his labyrinth
Minotaur 1H6 V.iii.189 Thou mayst not wander in that labyrinth: / There Minotaurs and ugly treasons lurk son of Pasiphae and a bull from the sea, half bull and half human; kept in Minos’ labyrinth, and killed by Theseus
Myrmidons TC I.iii.378 the great Myrmidon, / Who broils in loud applause band of warriors from Thessaly, who went to the Trojan War with Achilles; characters in Troilus and Cressida
Naiades Tem IV.i.128 You nymphs, called Naiades, of the windring brooks nymphs who inhabit springs, rivers, and lakes
Narcissus Ven. 161 Narcissus ... died to kiss his shadow in the brook handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flower
Nemean lion Ham I.iv.83 As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve monstrous lion, reputably invulnerable, from the region of Nemea; its destruction was one of the twelve labours of Hercules
Neoptolemus TC IV.v.142 Not Neoptolemus so mirable ... could promise to himself / A thought of added honour torn from Hector son of Achilles and Deidamia, but here referring to Achilles himself
Pyrrhus below
Nereids AC II.ii.211 Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended her i’th’ eyes sea-nymph, one of the 50 or (in some accounts) 100 daughters of Nereus and Doris; they lived with their father in the depths of the sea
Nessus AC IV.xii.43 The shirt of Nessus is upon me centaur, shot by Hercules for attempting to rape Deianeira; Nessus gave her a poisonous liquid in the guise of a love-potion, which caused Hercules’ death when he wore a shirt dipped in the mixture
Hercules, Lichas above
Nestor E3 III.iv.50 if he breaketh out, Nestor’s years on earth / Will make him savour still of this exploit Greek leader in the siege of Troy, reputed for his age and wisdom; character in Troilus and Cressida
Ninus MND III.i.91 [Quince] ‘Ninus’ tomb’, man! founder of the Assyrian city of Nineveh
Pyramus below
Niobe Ham I.ii.149 she followed my poor father’s body / Like Niobe, all tears heroine of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, whose seven sons and seven daughters [numbers vary in different versions] were slain by Apollo and Diana; the gods then turned her into a rock, but her eyes continued to weep in the form of a spring
Orpheus TG III.ii.78 Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' sinews legendary Greek poet, able to charm beasts and even stones with his music
Pandarus MW I.iii.70 Shall I Sir Pandarus of Troy become Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; character in Troilus and Cressida, where he is Cressida’s uncle and go-between  Cressid, Diomed above
Pandion PP.20.23 King Pandion he is dead King of Athens, the father of Philomela
Philomel below
Parca H5 V.i.19 Dost thou thirst ... / To have me fold up Parca’s fatal web? originally, a Roman birth-goddess, later trebled, and identified with the Moerae, or Parcae, the goddesses who decide the destiny of humans
Fates above
Paris 1H6 V.v.104 thus he goes, / As did the youthful Paris once to Greece, / With hope to find the like event in love youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida
Pegasus 1H4 IV.i.109 To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus winged horse, which sprang from the body of Medusa after her death; he brought thunderbolts to Zeus
Gorgon above
Pelops TNK IV.ii.21 a brow ... smoother than Pelops’ shoulder son of Tantalus, served to the gods at a banquet; Demeter ate his shoulder, which the gods replaced by one of ivory
Penelope Cor I.iii.83 You would be another Penelope ... all the yarn she spun in Ulysses’ absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths Ulysses’ wife, who waited 20 years for his return from Troy; she told her suitors she had to finish weaving a shroud for Ulysses’ father before she could remarry, and undid the work each night
Ulysses below
Penthesilea TN II.iii.170 [Sir Toby to Maria] Good night, Penthesilea Amazonian warrior queen, daughter of Ares, god of war, the sister of Hippolyta
Perigenia MND II.i.78 Didst thou not lead him through the glimmering night / From Perigenia, whom he ravished daughter of a robber, Sinnis; loved by Theseus; also known as Perigouna
Perseus E3 III.iii.200 take this target, wear it on thy arm, / And may the view thereof, like Perseus’ shield, / Astonish and transform thy gazing foes son of Zeus and Danae; advised by Athene to look at the reflection in his shield when cutting off Medusa’s head, thereby avoiding being turned to stone; associated with the winged horse released by her death
Gorgon, Pegasus above
Philemon MA II.i.86 My visor is Philemon's roof peasant who, with his wife Baucis, entertained Jupiter and Mercury when they visited the Earth to test people’s hospitality
Philomel, Philomela Luc .1079 By this, lamenting Philomel had ended / The well-tun'd warble of her nightly sorrow daughter of Pandion, King of Athens; Tereus, her brother-in-law, raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
Procne, Tereus below
Priam Ham II.ii.461 the hellish Pyrrhus / Old grandsire Priam seeks King of Troy, son of Laomedon, husband of Hecuba; he was killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of Troy; character in Troilus and Cressida
Procne, Progne Tit V.ii.194 worse than Philomel you used my daughter, / And worse than Procne I will be revenged Philomel’s sister, who served her son Itys in a meal to Tereus, his father, in revenge for Tereus’ rape and mutilation of Philomel
Philomel above, Tereus below
Procrus MND V.i.195 Not Shafalus to Procrus was so true mispronunciation of Procris, legendary Greek lover whose love for her husband Cephalus was tragically harmed through his jealousy
Shafalus below
Prometheus Tit II.i.17 faster bound to Aaron's charming eyes / Than is Prometheus tied to Caucasus Titan who stole fire from heaven to help mankind; he was punished by being chained to a rock in the Caucasus
Proteus 3H6 III.ii.192 I can ... / Change shapes with Proteus for advantages old man of the sea, shepherd of Poseidon's flock; he had the ability to change his shape
Pygmalion MM III.ii.43 is there none of Pygmalion's images ... to be had now sculptor who created and fell in love with his ivory statue of a woman; Aphrodite brought her to life, and he married her
Pyramus MND I.ii.20 What is Pyramus? ... A lover that kills himself, most gallant, for love lover of Thisbe; kept apart by their parents, they talked through a crack in their dividing wall; arriving at a rendezvous, Pyramus found Thisbe’s cloak stained with blood from a lion’s prey; thinking she had been killed by a lion, he committed suicide; when she found him, Thisbe killed herself with his sword
Pyrrhus Ham II.ii.450 the rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms ... did the night resemble son of Achilles, who entered Troy in the wooden horse and killed Priam; also known as Neoptolemus
Rhesus 3H6 IV.ii.20 Ulysses and stout Diomede ... stole to Rhesus' tents, / And brought from thence the Thracian fatal steeds Thracian hero, famed for his horses; after he had fought for one day in the Trojan War, Ulysses and Diomedes killed him in his tent at night, and stole the horses
Diomed, above, Ulysses below, Thracian in WORLD PLACES
Sagittary TC V.v.14 the dreadful Sagittary / Appals our numbers centaur-like being which fought in the Trojan army against the Greeks
Shafalus MND V.i.195 Not Shafalus to Procrus was so true mispronunciation of Cephalus, son of Deion
Procrus above
Sibyl/Sibylla MV I.ii.100 If I live to be as old as Sybilla, I will die as chaste as Diana unless I be obtained by the manner of my father’s will priestess inspired by Apollo, her prophecies being written on leaves; Apollo granted her as many years of life as she could hold grains of sand in her hand; there were later said to be 10 Sibyls
Sinon Cym III.iv.60 Sinon's weeping / Did scandal many a holy tear spy who alerted the Greeks inside the Trojan horse after it had been taken into the citadel of Troy
Siren Sonn.119.1 Siren tears / Distill'd from limbecks foul as hell within sea demon of Greek mythology, half bird, half woman, whose music lured sailors to destruction on the rocky shores of her island
Sisters Three MND V.i.328 O sisters three, / Come, come to me Fates above
Sphinx LLL IV.iii.318 Subtle as Sphinx female monster who killed people unable to answer its riddle
Tantalus Ven.599 That worse than Tantalus' is her annoy, / To clip Elizium and to lack her joy king of Sipylos in Lydia, punished in the Underworld for his crimes; he sits in a pool which recedes when he bends to drink, and the grapes over his head elude his grasp
Telamon AC IV.xiii.2 he’s more mad / Than Telamon for his shield Ajax above
Tereus Cym II.ii.45 She hath been reading late, / The tale of Tereus legendary king of Athens, who raped and mutilated Philomel
Philomel above
Thersites Cym IV.ii.252 Thersites’ body is as good as Ajax’, / When neither are alive cowardly Greek; killed by Achilles after Thersites jeered at him for killing, then falling in love with, Penthesilea; character in Troilus and Cressida
Theseus TG IV.iv.165 ’twas Ariadne passioning / For Theseus’ perjury and unjust flight legendary king and national hero of Athens, who with Ariadne’s help killed the Minotaur; he conquered the Amazons, and married their queen, Hippolyta; character in Two Noble Kinsmen
Thetis Per IV.iv.41 The earth ... / Hath Thetis' birth-child on the heavens bestowed sea nymph destined to bear a son greater than his father; she was married to Peleus, and mother of Achilles
Achilles above
Thisbe MND I.ii.41 What is Thisbe? ... It is the lady that Pyramus must love Pyramus above
Timon LLL IV.iii.168 To see ... critic Timon laugh at idle toys! nobleman from Athens; disgusted with mankind as shown in the ingratitude of his friends, he lived a life of almost total seclusion; character in Timon of Athens
Troilus AYL IV.i.88 Troilus had his brains dashed out with a Grecian club youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; killed by Achilles; in Troilus and Cressida, the lover of Cressida
Cressid above
Typhon Tit IV.ii.93 Enceladus / With all his threat’ning band of Typhon’s brood giant, half man half animal, who fought against the Olympian gods; said to be the father of several monsters; Zeus crushed him with Mt Etna
Ulysses Cor I.iii.84 You would be another Penelope ... all the yarn she spun in Ulysses’ absence did but fill Ithaca full of moths son of Laertes, who fought for 10 years in the Trojan War; on his return to Ithaca, he slaughtered the suitors who were besieging his wife Penelope; in Greek, known as Odysseus

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