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Acis

Acis  

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In Greek mythology, a young shepherd, lover of the sea nymph Galatea, who was killed out of jealousy by his rival Polyphemus; as he died, Galatea turned him into a river.
Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea  

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(Handel). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718, possibly dir. by Johann Christoph Pepusch. Better defined as a masque or pastoral.Mythological times. Galatea, ...
Adonis

Adonis  

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In classical mythology, a beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a boar, but Zeus decreed that he should spend the winter of each year in the underworld with ...
Cyclopes

Cyclopes  

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Are one‐eyed giants. In Homer they are savage and pastoral, and live in a distant country without government or laws. Odysseus visits them in his wanderings and enters the cave of one of them, ...
Hermesianax

Hermesianax  

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Of Colophon, Greek poet of the early 3rd cent. bc, pupil and friend of Philitas, author of Leontion and possibly also of Persica (fr. 12 Powell). Leontion (the title was apparently the name of his ...
Polyphemus

Polyphemus  

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(Handel: Acis and Galatea). Bass. Giant in love with Galatea. Kills Acis. Aria: O ruddier than the cherry. Creator (1718) not traced.

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