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Mammon

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The god of this world. The word in Syriac means riches. (See Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. i. 678.) His speech in the council is book ii. 229, etc.

Mammon. In Spenser’s Faërie Queene, Mammon says if Sir Guyon will serve him he shall be the richest man in the world; but the knight says money has no charm for him. Mammon then takes him to his smithy, and tells him he may make what orders he likes, but Guyon declines to make any. The god then offers to give him Philʹotine to wife, but Guyon will not accept the honour. Lastly, he takes him to Proserpine’s bower, and tells him to pluck the golden fruit, and rest on the silver stool; Sir Guyon again refuses, and after three daysʹ sojourn in the infernal regions is led back to earth. (ii. 7.)

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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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Malum
Malum in Se (Latin)
Malum Prohibitum (Latin)
Malvolio
Mamamouchi
Mambrino’s Helmet
Mamelon
Mamelukes
Mamma, Mother
Mammet
Mammon
Mammon of Unrighteousness (The)
Mammon’s Cave
Mammoth Cave (The)
Man (Isle of)
Man
Man Friday (A)
Man-jack
Man … Monkey
Man-Mountain or Quinbus Flestrin
Man Proposes

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