Orcus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Orcus god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
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Usage

In literature:

Orcus has heard my vow, and it is written in the book of the unforgetful Hades.
"The Last Days of Pompeii" by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
The Latin Orcus takes the place of Erebus, and "the burning coasts" are derived from modern popular theology.
"Essays in Little" by Andrew Lang
The return of Allobrigius and his tribesmen was celebrated by great rejoicings on the Orcus.
"The Young Carthaginian" by G.A. Henty
Est orcus illa vis, est immedicabilis, est rabies insana.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
The fires of the avenging Orcus burst forth against the false witness of my accusers!
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
ORCUS (i. e. place of confinement), another name for Hades, or the "World of the Dead"; also of the god of the nether world.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The fires of the avenging Orcus burst forth against the false witness of my accusers!
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
Her helmet is then the helmet of Orcus.
"The Pleasures of England" by John Ruskin
The fires of the avenging Orcus burst forth against the false witness of my accusers!
"Standard Selections" by Various
And I was beautiful, and I had no love, save for the king, Orcus.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
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In poetry:

So flaps my helpless sail,
Bellying with neither gale,
Of Heaven
Nor Orcus even.
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
Blow, then, gossip, thy horn,
Speed on with echoing trot,
So that Orcus may know we are coming;
So that our host may with joy
Wait at the door to receive us.
"To Father Kronos" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Tis love illumes the realms of night,
For Orcus dark obeys his might,
And bows before his magic spell
All-kindly looks the king of hell
At Ceres' daughter's smile so bright,—
Yes—love illumes the realms of night!
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller