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General Crossword Questions for “libation”

  • Drink offering disturbed lion a bit
  • Drink poured as offering to the gods

Encyclopedia

  • Libation scene, Greek red figure cup, c. 480 BC, Louvre. A libation (Σπονδή spondee in Greek) is a ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god or deity. It was common in the religions of antiquity, including Judaism: Isaiah uses libation as a metaphor when describing the end of the. — “Libation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Orestes and Pylades hide as Electra, Orestes' sister, arrives at the grave accompanied by a chorus of elderly slave women (the libation bearers of the title) to pour libations on Agamemnon's grave; they have been sent by Clytemnestra in an effort "to ward off harm" (l.42). — “Oresteia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Its form was that of a wide round shallow bowl without handles or a foot (a bowl with handles and a foot was a kylix), principally used for making libations (offerings of wine or oil). This ceramic art and design-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v • d • e. — “Phiale (libation vessel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He was {now} going to offer sacrifice to Jupiter, and commanded his servants to go and fetch some water for the libation from the running springs. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • There now ensued between the squire and the parson a most excellent political discourse, framed out of newspapers and political pamphlets; in which they made a libation of four bottles of wine to the good of their country: and then, the squire being fast asleep, the parson lighted his pipe, mounted his horse, and rode home. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • It is necessary that he, stabbed in that cave where the earth-born dragon lay, the guardian of Dirce's fountain, give his gory blood a libation to the earth on account of the ancient wrath of Mars against Cadmus, who avenges the slaughter of the earth-born dragon; and these things done, ye shall obtain Mars as your ally. — “Medea” by Euripides
  • No son remains in King Dushyanta's place To offer sacred homage to the dead Of Puru's noble line: my ancestors Must drink these glistening tears, the last libation A childless man can ever hope to make them. [ Falls down in an agony of grief . — “Ramayana” by Valmiki

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