Bellerophon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bellerophon (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellerophon (Paleon) A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bellerophon An extinct genus of gastropods, typical of the family Bellerophontidæ. It is one of the genera whose shells largely enter into the composition of limestone beds of the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous epochs.
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Usage

In literature:

The minstrels sang of the beauty and the great deeds of Bellerophon through all the lands of Argos.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
From his early reading came visions of Hercules and Theseus, of Perseus and Bellerophon.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
His Majesty's ship Phoebe joined us this evening, and brought with her the Bellerophon's barge.
"The Surrender of Napoleon" by Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland
None that were poor and weak and wretched feared the might of Bellerophon.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Bellerophon and Ixion are compelled to flee into exile.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Now you will, perhaps, wish to be told why it was that Bellerophon had undertaken to catch the winged horse.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Bellerophon knew not what to say; he could not wrong King Proetus, his foster-father.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
I will find Bellerophon, and send him to you.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
The Bellerophon had been overpowered by the weight of metal of L'Orient, and had lost her masts.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
Bellerophon and Pegasus; 7.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
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In poetry:

Phyllie, don't mismate; those that do regret it.
Phaeton--you know his unhappy story;
Poor Bellerophon, too, you must remember,
Pegasus shook him.
"R.S.V.P." by Franklin Pierce Adams
``And when, departing hence, you wandering wend
Where the brief Attic splendour dawned and shone,
Pray to Athene she to you will lend
The golden curb she lent Bellerophon.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
The winged Pegasus the rash Bellerophon has chafed,
To you a grave example for reflection has vouchsafed,--
Always to follow what is meet, and never try to catch
That which is not allowed to you, an inappropriate match.
"To Phyllis" by Roswell Martin Field
You do not wonder at Napoleon's exclamation
As he stood on the deck of the "Bellerophon," in a fit of admiration,
When the vessel was lying to windbound,
He exclaimed - "Oh, what a beautiful country!" his joy was profound.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall