28) Fulgentius' euhemerized
version of the Gorgons' myth relates that they were the daughter of King Phorcys who inherited his wealth.
In this context, the harmonious synchronization of Ada's life in the Epilogue to agricultural rhythms is a euhemerized
replication of Baucis and Philemon's metamorphosis into trees.
Accordingly, in the world of Le Guin's pre-Hellenized Italian religion, a fire-breathing monster slain by Hercules becomes euhemerized
as a grubby local chieftain, and no spectacular underworld serpent winds its way between Queen Amata's breasts.
Dronke's overall point is that the poet of Beowulf has three times euhemerized
episodes from Norse myth; each individual case may be challenged, but cumulatively, the argument that the poet was in touch with Norse mythology is strong.
Indeed, the siblings create Sir in the image of an euhemerized
Frank: a middle-aged man whose control is complete, whose authority is unassailable (indeed, all his pronouncements are sanctioned by the Ledger), and whose dark suit and 'black, highly polished shoes' suggest a uniform of their own (p.
In this pithy story we can discern a euhemerized
tale about the human origins of the deities associated with the principal constellations of spring and autumn, Scorpio and Orion, which are diametrically opposed or "at odds" in the heavens and hence cannot appear in the sky simultaneously.
We see not just a talking planet and a euhemerized
god but a lover frustrated at being also a planet, a god embarrassed by his divinity:
That is to say that Autumn has been euhemerized
out of autumn tasks, a procedure marked, as in the examples cited above from Thomson, Gray, and Dickens, by a disregard for the traditional iconography of prosopopoeia; as Creaser points out, Keats includes none of the traditional props - ox, torch, and hoe - associated with Ceres.