Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Greco-Roman classical religion New York: Westchester County 2013 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987); pg. 3. Sentinel: "Evident error in master file. Subjects exist. Therefore termination was unsuccessful. All units--patrol force Lambda--full primary programming. "; Amara/Magma: "By Hecate--what are they?! " [Amara here curses using the name of a Roman goddess, reflecting the fact that she was from Nova Roma, a Roman colony deep in the Amazon jungle. (At least that's what she thought at the time.)]
Greco-Roman classical religion North America 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 47. "Some nights it was almost a prayer. She remembered her mother murmuring prayers at night: ostensibly to Apollo, since Daddy was a paidonomos in that cult, but more likely to the land around their house in rural New York, away from city lights... A prayer to the local gods, who went nameless in the New World, at least since the aboriginals had been exterminated or driven west... "
Greco-Roman classical religion North America 2030 Willis, Connie & Cynthia Felice. Light Raid. New York: Ace (1989); pg. 37. "He motioned me toward the sofa. It was my mother's, but everything else about her office had been changed. Where the statue of Zeus had stood, there was a large china vase filled with red roses... "
Greco-Roman classical religion North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 202. "They looked vaguely like a column. He pictured the wooden chair set in the portico of a Greek temple. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 50. Pg. 50: "'Which implies that werewolves aren't humans.'

'They aren't.'

'What are they then, small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri?'

'No, according to the oldest of their legends, they're the direct descendants of a she-wolf and the ancient god of the hunt... That one's pretty much consistent throughout all the packs, although the name of the god changes from place to place. When the ancient Greek and Roman religions began to spread, the wer began calling themselves Diana's chosen, the hunting pack of the goddess. Christianity added the story of Lilith, Adam's first wife...' ";

Pg. 253: "'...and this marksman of yours didn't spring full grown from the head of Zeus...' "

Greco-Roman classical religion Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 82-83. "He was ashamed that there had been times when he thought of himself as 'the President'--as a sort of icon, less man than emblem. He supposed that was how the Roman emperors might have felt, annointed by the gods... "
Greco-Roman classical religion Oregon 2011 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 152. "'And when you can't come up with a commonsense answer, you go oracular on them.'

Again the shrug. 'It worked at Delphi and at Ephesus, Gordon. And honestly, where is the harm?...' "

Greco-Roman classical religion Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1982 Simmons, Dan. "Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1982); pg. 59. "The only light came from the Apollo-like figure before them. Bremen turned his head to watch the fog advance. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 48. "...Maggie suddenly smiled at Annie's resemblance to a primitive Venus made of clay--a slightly underweight one, all belly, hips and breasts.) " [She is covered partially in mud.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 72. "Through her fatigue Maggie was struck suddenly with his likeness to the figure on the cover of her college copy of The Illiad, which showed a frieze of Greek charioteers. In his belted tunic and sandals, all George lacked was the hero's wreath of laurel. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 174. "The rest of us sat around trying to draw up a list of classical tales that still have power to move us and at the same time seem likely to have some relevance for the hrossa. We thought of Old Testament stories, Greek plays, Shakespeare's tragedies, fairy tales, legends of monsters (Grendel, Dracula)... "
Greco-Roman classical religion Proton 2990 Anthony, Piers. Phaze Doubt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1990); pg. 72. "Instead of highlighting the 3A box, the screen was flashing words. SOME TALK OF ALEXANDER. AND SOME OF HERCULES; OFHECTOR AND LYSANDER...'
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire -200 B.C.E. Long, Karawynn. "And Make Death Proud to Take Us " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 54. [Year estimated.] "'Across the desert?' He gave a short bark of unamused laughter. 'Defeat has turned you mad, woman. Hercules himself would balk at such a labor.' " [Some other refs., not in DB. Whole story takes place in ancient Roman Empire and Egypt, although focus on not classical Roman religion.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 200 C.E. Carl, Lillian Stewart. "The Test of Gold " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "...and if Mars, Mercury, and Mithras called him, so be it. " (also, pg. 27); Pg. 3: Hades; Pg. 6: Mercury [Other refs. to the gods, not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "The praetorium was almost as large as the principia. When Gratillonius identified himself, the guard called a man to guide him. Inside, the warmth of a hypocaust radiated from tiled floors; frescos on the walls glowed with flowers, fruits, beasts, Homeric Gods and heroes; more servants than soldiers passed by. "; Pg. 83: "If they were right, then the star of Ys--Venus?--was still ascendant; and the Mars of Rome was sinking? "; Pg. 84: "'In the names of Venus, Jupiter, Neptunus, here I mark the frontier of land that was been of Ys since time immemorial, along this Redonian Way...' "; Pg. 85: "'The old Roman Gods?... Do They still have power . . . in this place?... Minerva...' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 105. "There they were strewn, given to Belisama (Ishtar, Isis, Ashtoreth, Aphrodite, Venus, Nerthus . . .), the Star of the Sea. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 316 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 296. "'No mortal can touch the ultimate deity. You who live in flesh see with the eyes of the world, one thing at a time, and so you see God in many guises, just as different images are reflected in the many facets of a jewel. To each facet you have given a form and a name--Apollo or Ammon, Cybele or Hera, who once gave oracles at this shrine. Jahweh of the Jews watches over his people... "
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 359 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 33. "A hunchbacked beggar whined for alms in the name of Christ and then, when likewise ignored, tried Jupiter, Mithras, Isis, the Great Mother, and Celtic Epona... " [Many other references to Christianity are in book, most not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 12. "As the sun set, I raised my plate and drank to my crew in the mingled silver light of moon and stars and ship. That dark purple draft of Dionysos flowed down my throat and elated me with thoughts of my soon-to-be-completed achievement. All around me my crew were drinking and laughing, praising me and delighting in their own efforts. O gods, how easy it is for man to fall into hubris. O Prometheus, maker of man, why did you bless us with so little of your divine forethought? "; Pg. 16: "The night before I left I attended the New Orphic mysteries in the catacombs beneath the Pantheon, then I paid my respects to Zeus of the Capital and sailed away. "; Pg. 19: "Again the silver lances shimmered; the realm of Poseidon heeded their silent command and waves rose up fifty feet from the formerly calm seas and slammed into our hull... How, in Athena's name, had an enemy aircraft reached the center of the Delian League...? "; Pg. 22: "'Era, patron goddess of Sparta... "
Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 9-10. "I supplicate myself before Apollo of the poets and before the Muses. I ask them to fill me, a weak-voiced scientist, with their gifts so that I may in their honor adorn the tale I must tell with beauty, yet in it say nothing but the truth.

But forgive me, O gods, it is not right that I honor Apollo with my voice and dishonor his father Zeus, god of guests, with my anonymity. Therefore, I tell you that my name is Aias; that I was born in the city of Tyre in the 935th year since the founding of the Delian League... " [Many other refs. throughout the novel... It is because of my actions in that capacity that I am now called and do freely submit myself and my story to the gods for judgment. " [Ancient Greek religion and philosophy are the central traditions this novel focuses on. Most refs. not in DB.]

Greco-Roman classical religion Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 65. Pg. 65: Heracles; Pg. 86: "Charon was the boatman who ferried the souls of dead Greeks across the River Styx to their underworld. "; Pg. 115: "'The Herakleon--Herakles's temple--was built in the Greek manner: two stone chambers entered from beneath a colonnade of fate Doric posts. The triangular gable above was a bas-relief of one of the god-hero's labors: he rode amid a herd of cattle painted red-brown; their horns were long, and curved up like the arms of a lyre. " [More.]; Pg. 147-155: Zeus [Other refs., not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 1990 Turtledove, Harry. A World of Difference. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 3. "Jamming six people into a ship as cramped as Athena was tough enough... " [Many other refs. to this ship, named after the ancient goddess.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2050 Benford, Gregory. Jupiter Project. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1980); pg. 34. "'Your mother speaks like the Delphic oracle,' Dad said, 'but she is, as ever, correct...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2060 Clarke, Arthur C. "Breaking Strain " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1948); pg. 79. Pg. 79: "The captain of the Hercules turned to his mate with a sigh of relief... "; Pg. 80: "'Good. Signal the Leviathan and Titan that we can make contact...' " [Other refs. to these ships.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 255. "Maggie M had created quite a scandal with an uninhibited account of Zeus-Jupiter's torrid love affairs with Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Appearing to the nymph Europa in the guise of a white bull was bad enough, and his attempts to shield Io and Callisto from the understandable wrath of his consort Hera were frankly pathetic. But what upset many local residents was the news that the mythological Ganymede was of quite the wrong ender. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2080 Clarke, Arthur C. "A Meeting with Medusa " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1972); pg. 173. Pg. 173: "That first day, the Father of the Gods smiled upon him. It was as calm and peaceful here on Jupiter as it had been, years ago... "; Pg. 178: Part 5: "The wheels of Poseidon " [Of course, the title itself refers to Medusa, a figure out of Greco-Roman myth.]
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2276 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976); pg. 189. "Anyone in the room she's not slept with?
Well, maybe that statue of Zeus. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Solar System 2323 Strickland, Brad & Barbara Strickland. Nova Command (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 52. Pg. 52: "'You've boarded Interplanetary Shuttlecraft Olympus...' "; Pg. 68: "He could see the Aphrodite to his right, and beyond that the Quetzalcoatl and the Ra. "
Greco-Roman classical religion Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 114. Pg.114: "Key Two, here titled Juno. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods, counterpart to the Greek Hera. She was the special protectress of marriage and women. Her bird was the peacock, also represented in this card. Here she was a handsome female in a bright red dress, full-bosomed and bare-legged. But such an amazonian figure might not be well-received by this male-dominated assemblage. "; Pg. 126: Oracle at Delphi; Pg. 172-173, 182: Cupid
Greco-Roman classical religion Tau Ceti 2167 Wolverton, Dave. "On My Way to Paradise " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 375. "'she's Tamara Maria de la Garza. Born 2-24-2167 on Bacchus 4 in the ceti star system...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 151. Pg. 102: Poseidon Pass; Pg. 105: Mount Poseidon;

Pg. 151: "'And the Alethians. Where did they come from?'

'Somewhere else. Maybe they were truly gods and have returned to Olympus.' ";

Pg. 157: Prometheus; Pg. 199: Aphrodite

Greco-Roman classical religion Themyscira 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 74. "'But you have known what it was like to be persecuted for your faith,' Diana said, bringing the conversation back to her key point. 'This is something I do not fully comprehend. On Themyscira, of course, we all worshiped the gods of Olympus, and so there was no chance of a schism, no reason for one group to consider itself superior or holier than another. Yet, since I have come here to Patriarch's World, I have been aware of all the differences...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 389. "'...Do you know I spent a whole afternoon reading a Latin translation of Aeschylus's The Myrmidons? Mary Renault got it almost exactly right in The Mask of Apollo, when Nikeratos puts it on at Delphi.' "
Greco-Roman classical religion Turkey 1995 Silverberg, Robert. "The Red Blaze is the Morning " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 288. "As for the stumps of a little temple, the hazy outlines of a marketplace: who care? The Mediterranean world is full of Greek temples. They bring no news. "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 249 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 12. [Book jacket] "...tells the engrossing story of the British princess Eilan, known to the Romans as Helena. Helena's journey begins in Avalon when she falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness... politics will force her lover to choose between her and the Empire. But when her son Constantine becomes Emperor... Helena finds herself at the center of a crucial turning point in Western history as she seeks a way to bridge the pagan world of the Goddess and the new Christian Empire. And, as Empress-Mother, Helena embarks on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to find the truth that transcends both the old religion and the new. ";

Pg. 13: "'You must call the sun Belenos,' said I, 'in this northern land.'

'It was Apollo of the Hyboreans that I meant, my child, but it is all the same . . .' "; Pg. 51: Minerva; Pg. 125: Hercules; Serapis; Pg. 211: Jupiter; Pg. 236: Diana; Pg. 238: Venus; Neptune [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 700 C.E. Vance, Jack. Lyonesse: Madouc. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller (1989); pg. 165. "'...You will negotiate the Gates of Cerberus and Kaul Bocach the fortress...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 1928 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 189. "ten thousand concrete Atlases to support that roof, pillars which had turned London into an immense Moorish temple. "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 1984 Wellen, Edward. "Voiceover " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 228. "'My voice is telling me to go to the hequatorial regions.'

Holmes lifted an eyebrow. 'To Hades?' "

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 72. Pg. 72: Hercules (also pg. 256, 306); Pg. 239: Hera (also pg. 250); Pg. 260-273, etc: Jason and Argo; etc.
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom 285 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Lady of Avalon. New York: Viking Penguin (1997); pg. 188. Pg. 188: "But they had not reckoned with this Hades-born gale. They were far to the west of where they should be, and only the gods could bring them safe to harbor now. The gods, or the spirit the steersman had seen. He peered at the sea...

'The gods have abandoned us?'

'No, they've sent us a guide!'

'Silence!' Carausius' voice cut through the babble. He looked at the captain. Command of the squadron was his, if any of his ships survived, but the Hercules belonged to Aelius. " [Some other refs. to the ship Hercules.];

Pg. 239: "'The Romans say that Hecate rules the hours of darkness and the witches are her daughters, who use its shadow to hide deeds they dare not do by day,' he answered. "; Pg. 313: "The gods of Rome were content to share in the devotion of the people of Britannia without supplanting them. " [May be other refs. not in DB, but not prominent.]

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Woolley, Persia. Queen of the Summer Stars. New York: Poseidon Press (1990); pg. 65. "'Why, even the Greeks worshiped the Harper because he sings the sun up in the morning, along with the birds and other beasts. And when I have a harp under my fingers, the music take me everywhere and I become every living thing.' "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 177. "Perhaps one of these piled-up blossoms of the sky, these snow-white droppings of a gigantic Pegasus, would lie before them several miles away. "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 43. "One after another, she set them all free--the satyr, Cerberus, the Midgard Serpent. Their enchantments vanished as they left their freedom... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 20. "'Look at your fellow legends and tell me what you see.'

Rukh's iron voice came clanging through the wan afternoon. 'Gatekeeper of the underworld. Three heads and a healthy coat of vipers, as you can see. Last seen aboveground in the time of Hercules, who dragged him up under one arm. But we lured him to light again with promises of a better life. Cerberus. Look at those six cheated red eyes. You may look into them again one day. This way to the Midgard Serpent. This way.'

The unicorn stared through the bars at the animal in the cage. Her eyes were wide with disbelief. 'It's only a dog,' she whispered. 'It's a hungry, unhappy dog with only one head and hardly any coat at all, the poor thing. How could they ever take it for Cerberus? Are they all blind?' " [More.]

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 125. "'A sop to the Cerberus of popularity,' Huxley said... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "Lord Montfallcon received the envelope... reading swiftly, then glaring. 'The very man I considered... and he's pronounced a murderer and hunted. By Zeus, I'd be glad to see that toad hopping on a stake.' "; Pg. 50: "He bowed again, sucked in a breath or two. (Blood of Zeus! These pantaloons will make a eunuch of me yet!) "; Pg. 71: "'By Jupiter, O'Bryan,' said Tinkler... "; Pg. 144: "'Zeus! I wish it were not necessary . . .' "; Pg. 324: "'Killed? Zeus! Who is he? Are we in danger?' "; Pg. 338: "'You have a god's power, Quire,' Lord Gorius said. 'In some respects, at least. Zeus! How you've seduced us all!' "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 41. "...beside the gothic walls of the Platonic College, to a plaza which a frozen fountain (Hercules and the Hydra) shone with pink and green lights... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 88. Pg. 88: "She lay upon woodland scenes (the Hunt, Nymphs and Fauns, Diana and her Maidens) before a magnificent fire... "; pg. 89: "...and who was overfamiliar with these [Norse] Gods, found them a thoroughly boring pantheon and hated the current fashion at Court for novelty, which put her own favourite Classical [Greco-Roman] subjects out of vogue. "; pg. 101; "King Casimir was shocked. 'Hermes, madam! Are you never free?' "; Pg. 178: "The gossip concerned a scuffle by the Ares Gate. "; Pg. 181: "For today she came as May Queen, into the grounds where the May Pole stood, and where courtier already were arranged, as shepherds, shepherdesses, milkmaids and their swains; a scattering of Cupids and a Pan, some fauns, five dryads... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 182. "Master Wheldrake pulled a sodden feather or two away from his eyes and read...

'Racing blood and bleating heart confirm
Every hint that
Mithras has returned.
Garlands decorate the shrines and secret bowers:
In comes Great
Pan to banish darkling hours....' "

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 206. "The letter was signed 'Hermes' Who in the devil was Hermes? And then he realized that it was, like Janus, a pen name... and above it the sign of the Grecian Coffeehouse, growing larger and more legible with each step. " [Many other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 314, 317.]
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 276. "'To some extent the early Greeks. Do you know who Hermes Trismegistus was?'

'Legend has it that he was the founder of alchemy.'

'Not entirely true, but he was a great man, so great that the Greeks made him a god. So did the Egyptians, who named him Thoth, as the Romans named him Mercurius. But even Hermes had only scraps of what Adam acquired at the Tree, of what Moses had when he stood upon the mountain--or even of what they taught in the college of Nineveh and Ur of the Chaldees. It is only now that we begin to return toward that more perfect knowledge. Ironic.' "

Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 42. "Leaving Soho Square, they walked past the Pillars of Hercules, under the arch... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 6. "So the golden apple which Hercules first brought back or gathered from Hesperia must have been grain; and the Gallic Hercules with links of this gold, that issue from his mouth, chains men by the ears: something which will later be discovered as a myth concerning the fields. Hence Hercules remained the Deity to propitiate in order to find treasures, whose god was Dis (identical with Pluto) who carries off Proserpine (another name for Ceres or grain) to the underworld described by the poets according to whom its first name was Styx, its second the land of the dead, its third the depth of furrows . . . It was of this golden apple that Virgil, most learned in heroic antiquities, made the golden bough Aeneas carries into the Inferno or Underworld. " [Some other refs., not in DB, in relation to studying literature, e.g. pg. 139.]
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 185. Pg. 185: "The Sergeant Major was a circus strongman, who performed 'Twelve Trials of Hercules' in his own theatre... Hercules Road... "; Pg. 242: " the blue pub called the Hercules... "
Greco-Roman classical religion United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 116. "and down Hercules Road, past the William Blake estate... "
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1908 Bensen, Donald R. And Having Writ.... Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1978); pg. 56. "'Wells coined a word,' Oxford said. 'Figured if the fellows who sailed in the Argo with Jason in that legend were called argonauts,' it'd do to call Raf and his friends 'astronauts'--sailors among the stars, d'you know?' " [It appears that H. G. Wells is a character in the novel, usually referred to as 'Wells.' Other refs. not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 123. "'...There is the ancient human tradition of the vision-quest, the spirit-walk. The Greeks at Eleusis...' "
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1940 Hubbard, L. Ron. Fear. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1991; c. 1940); pg. 55. Medusa
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1951 Bourne, Mark. "Boss " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 21. "'There's the great square of Pegasus, the celestial horse of legend who bore Perseus on his winged back!' " [Other astronomical refs., not in DB.]
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 97. "'...How about Ganesh and Zeuxias?'

'I don't know.' She frowned. 'I can't figure it out. You know who it was that raped Marianne in the garden?'

'No, who?'


'You're kidding.'

'Nope.' She pointed to the stack of typescript. 'See for yourself.'

...'But Ganesh was in Lydia, buying back the sapphire. He didn't get back til--'

'I know, I know. But he wasn't. That was Zeuxias in a putty nose and his beard dyed. It's all perfectly logical, the way he explains it. Zeuxias overheard Ganesh talking to the three Mongols--you remember, Ganesh thought there was somebody behind the curtain, only that was when they heard Lygea scream...' " [More, pg. 97-98.]

Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1955 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Degradation Rites " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 171. "...and Quinn was frowning like a white-haired Zeus. "
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1959 Bradbury, Ray. "The Day it Rained Forever " in The Day it Rained Forever. London: Rupert Hart-Davis (1970; first ed. 1959); pg. 18. "...toward the blind and beautiful stare of the Greek goddess on her column... "
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 24. "All wore stoic expressions that did little to mask their eager but nervous anticipation: suitors at the gate of Aphrodite's temple, untested claimants to the favors of the nymphs within the this fortress. "
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 572. Charon
Greco-Roman classical religion USA 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 10. Pg. 10: "...Hagbard's Legion of Dynamic Discord honors Eris, Greek goddess of confusion... "; Pg. 17: "...Hercules and the Tortoise, the Middle Pillar... " [Other refs. not in DB.]

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