A Yeats dictionary: persons and places in the poetry of by Lester I. Conner

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Bourdeille, Abbé Afichel de. See Michel. Boyne. River in Ireland. In 1690, at the river site, occurred the famous Battle of the Boyne, in which the forces of the exiled James II were routed by those of William III of England. ] Although the river's name probably means "cow river" from its stem of bo, the word for cow, in Irish mythology the river is said to have been formed by Roann and to have taken its name from Boann, the mother of Aengus. " Brahma. In Hinduism, Brahma means "creator" and is the creative force in the Hindu Trinity, later represented in a three-fold personification of Brahma (Creation), Vishnu (Preservation), and Siva (Destruction).

In Yeats's poem, "The Gift of Harun al-Rashid," Abd is the treasurer to Caliph Harun and the friend of Kusta-ben-Luka. Achilles. A great hero of Greek mythology. His parents were Peleus and Thetis. In the argument among the Greek chieftains with which Homer opens the Iliad, Achilles' hand is stayed from drawing his sword against Agamemnon by Athene, who held Achilles back by his long red hair. Later, Achilles is the slayer of Hector, prince of Troy. In A Vision. Yeats places Achilles in the hero crescent of Phase 12 of the moon.

See Michel. Boyne. River in Ireland. In 1690, at the river site, occurred the famous Battle of the Boyne, in which the forces of the exiled James II were routed by those of William III of England. ] Although the river's name probably means "cow river" from its stem of bo, the word for cow, in Irish mythology the river is said to have been formed by Roann and to have taken its name from Boann, the mother of Aengus. " Brahma. In Hinduism, Brahma means "creator" and is the creative force in the Hindu Trinity, later represented in a three-fold personification of Brahma (Creation), Vishnu (Preservation), and Siva (Destruction).

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