Meleager

Meleager, a Greek mythic hero, distinguished for throwing the javelin, and by his skill in it slaying a wild boar which devastated his country, and whose life depended on the burning down of a brand that was blazing on the hearth at the time of his birth, but which his mother at once snatched from the flames. But a quarrel having arisen between him and his uncles over the head of the boar, in which they met their death, the mother to be avenged on him for slaying her brothers threw back into the fire the brand on the preservation of which his life depended, and on the instant he breathed his last.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Melchizedek * Meliorism
Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest
Meister, Wilhelm
Meistersängers
Mekhong
Melanchthon, Philip
Melanesia
Melba, Nellie
Melbourne
Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount
Melchizedek
Meleager
Meliorism
Melodrama
Melpomenë
Melrose
Melton-Mowbray
Melusina
Melville, Andrew
Melville, Whyte-
Memel
Memnon

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Meleager in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable