Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Animals sacred to special Deities.

 Animals in Christian Art.Animals (Symbolical). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Animals sacred to special Deities.
To Apollo, the wolf, the griffon, and the crow; to Bacchus, the dragon and the panther; to Diana, the stag; to Æsculapius, the serpent; to Hercules, the deer; to Isis, the heifer; to Jupiter, the eagle; to Juno, the peacock and the lamb; to the Lars, the dog; to Mars, the horse and the vulture; to Mercury, the cock; to Minerva, the owl; to Neptune, the bull; to Tethys, the halycon; to Venus, the dove, the swan, and the sparrow; to Vulcan, the lion, etc.   1

 Animals in Christian Art.Animals (Symbolical). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.