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n. Greek Mythology
A handsome young man whom Selene loved and whose youth was preserved by eternal sleep.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a handsome youth who was visited every night by the moon goddess Selene, who loved him


(ɛnˈdɪm i ən)

(in Greek myth) a handsome youth loved by the goddess Selene.
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At the moment when the hand of the massive time-piece, representing Endymion asleep, pointed to nine on its golden face, and the hammer, the faithful type of mechanical thought, struck nine times, the name of the Count of Monte Cristo resounded in its turn, and as if by an electric shock all the assembly turned towards the door.
She lays close to the Endymion, between her and the Cleopatra, just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
She soon after left the studio, bearing with her, in her memory, the image of a man's head, as beauteous as that of the Endymion, a masterpiece of Girodet's which she had lately copied.
Undismayed at the ill success of his first book, the next year he published his long poem Endymion.
The poem is not perfect--it is rambling and disconnected--the story of Endymion being but the finest thread to hold a string of beads and priceless pearls together.
But although throughout the long poem there are lovely passages, and one or two most beautiful lyrics, the critics of the day saw only the faults of which Endymion is full, and the poem was received with a storm of abuse.
57: Hesiod says that Endymion was the son of Aethlius the son of Zeus and Calyee, and received the gift from Zeus: `(To be) keeper of death for his own self when he was ready to die.
As yet it has only been recognized in the depths of the circle of Endymion, to the east of the "Cold Sea," in the northern hemisphere, and at the bottom of Grimaldi's circle, on the equator, toward the eastern border of the orb.
The exhibition will give visitors their first chance to see a recent acquisition, Sir Anthony Van Dyck's Portrait of Olivia Mrs Endymion Porter, accepted from the Duke of Northumberland in lieu of inheritance tax.
Unlike other collaborations with Cavalli, Faustini takes a mythological subject as the basis of this opera, centering the drama on two leading pairs of characters: Callisto (as she is called in Greek mythology) and Giove, and Endymion and Diana, with several others--Linfea, Pane, Silvano, Saturino, Giunone, and Mercurio, et al.
In the following two sections of his book--"The Year of Endymion, 1817" and "Roads of the Dead, 1818"--Roe reveals to readers the ways in which Keats's poetry was inspired by a diversity of lived contexts, and in doing so, Roe explores fresh biographical terrain for understanding the nature and background of several of Keats's most important texts, while sometimes simultaneously reaching a bit too far in his applications of life to work.
The Penhaligon Gentlemen's collection contains 5ml bottles of Blenheim Bouquet, Endymion, Quercus and Sartorial.