Sentence Examples


  • His first work (1804) was an attempt to show by means of their names that the giants of the Bible and of Greek mythology were personifications of natural phenomena.
  • In connexion with the principal object of this cult, Tantric theory has devised an elaborate system of female figures representing either special forms and personifications or attendants of the "Great Goddess."
  • 4 The Hellenic polytheism of Homer and Hesiod is already at work upon similar ideas, and a whole group of mythic personifications slowly rises into view representing different phases of the same fundamental conception.
  • Elsewhere we see prophets and sibyls, personifications of the theological virtues and of the sciences.
  • The fifty daughters of Nereus, the Nereids, are personifications of the smiling, quiet sea.