- skip - Brewer’s

Alasʹtor

.

The evil genius of a house: a Nemesis. Cicero says: “Who meditated killing himself that he might become the Alastor of Augustus, whom he hated.” Shelley has a poem entitled “Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude. The word is Greek (alastõr, the aveng ïng god, a title applied to Zeus); the Romans had their Jupiter Vindex; and we read in the Bible, “Vengeance is mine. I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom. xii. 19).

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Aladdin’s Ring
Aladdin’s Window
Aladine
Alako
Alans
Alarcon
Alarm
Alarum Bell
Alasnam
Alasnam’s Mirror
Alastor
Alauda
Alawy
Alb
Albadara
Alban (St.)
Albania
Albanian Hat (An)
Albano Stone
Albany
Albati

See Also:

Alas`tor