Despoina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Despoina (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
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Usage

In literature:

She is the Arcadian goddess, who, in the form of a mare, became mother of Despoina and the horse Arion, by Poseidon.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
I asked Despoina about it, but she would not, or she did not, answer.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Exochotate kai pases epistemes despoina].
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Suddenly the news reaches him, that the enemy headed by Despoina is gaining ground.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The Despoina of the Mongols, however, did not comprehend the character of the enemy with whom she had to deal.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
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