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Alastor

(əlăs`tər), in Greek mythology, spirit of vengeance. It is an epithet applied to Zeus or any other god in his aspect as avenger and is also sometimes applied to an evildoer who is subject to vengeance.

Alastor

epithet applied to Zeus and others as avenger. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 49]
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Brendan Gleeson, as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, gives an amusingly twitchy performance from behind his roving fake eyeball, and seeing the face of Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, as a mask of molten fireplace embers is a lovely effect.
But Empedocles differs from Shelley, say, in Alastor by grimly accepting rather than opposing the 'Limits we did not set'.
Harry's in over his head here, so Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) asks Alastor ``Mad-Eye'' Moody (Brendan Gleeson), the school's new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, to watch the kid's back.
That Shelley was interested in ancient Egypt had been clearly announced years earlier in his first major poem, the lengthy verse narrative Alastor, with its references to pyramids, obelisks, sphinxes, and ruined temples with "stupendous columns and wild images/Of more than man, where marble daemons watch/The Zodiac's brazen mystery.
Alastor has service contracts to maintain 2,860 industrial boilers (1,500 manufactured by Alastor) located throughout Cuba.
The fact that the Greek word alastor means "an evil genius" is an equally fascinating clue.
Chapter Three, titled "In the Face: The Poetics of Natural Diet," examines several of Shelley's works (including Queen Mab, Alastor, Laon and Cyntha and Prometheus Unbound) and introduces some of the concepts that Morton employs with varying degrees of success--faciality, (dis)figuration, and recoding, in particular.
First, the myth of the Poet as Hero, the Alastor or Adonais figure, is connected with expressive theory and with Shelley's idea of the intangible political nature of the heroic poet.
She establishes the biographical, cultural, and theoretical context for his ideas on music, then considers his use of figurative language and his prosody in two of his longer poems: Alastor and Prometheus Unbound.
A) Albus Dumbledore B) Rubeus Hagrid C) Alastor Moody
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by Arthur Isfelt, Alastor Press (Malmo), 2002, 225.