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Helen

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The type of female beauty, more especially in those who have reached womanhood. Daughter of Zeus and Leda, and wife of Menelaʹos, King of Sparta.

“She moves a goddess and she looks a queen.”


Pope: Homer’s Iliad, iii.

The Helen of Spain. Cava or Florinda, daughter of Count Julian. (See Cava.)

St. Helen’s fire (feu dʹHélène); also called Feu St. Helme (St. Helme’s or St. Elmo’s fire); and by the Italians “the fires of St. Peter and St. Nicholas.” Meteoric fires seen occasionally on the masts of ships, etc. If the flame is single, foul weather is said to be at hand; but if two or more flames appear, the weather will improve. (See Castor.)

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

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Heimdall
Heimdall’s Horn
Heimdaller
Heims-kringla (The)
Heir - apparent
Heir-presumptive
Hel or Hela (in Scandinavian mythology)
Hel Keplein
Heldenbuch (Book of Heroes)
Helen
Helen of One’s Troy (The)
Helena
Helena (St.)
Helenos
Helicon
Heligh-monat (Holy-month)
Heliopolis
He lios
Heliostat
Heliotrope

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