Beauty, Masculine

Beauty, Masculine

See also Virility.
Absalom
flawlessly handsome. [O.T.: II Samuel 14:25]
Adonis
beautiful youth. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 11]
Andrews, Joseph
handsome, virtuous man admired by many ladies. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
Apollo
god of manly beauty. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 67]
Balder
god of light and joy; known for his beauty. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 106]
Chateaupers, Phoebus de
gallant, handsome horseman eternally loved by Esmeralda. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
David
sculpture by Michelangelo depicting figure epitomizing male beauty. [Art: Osborne, 718]
Glaucus
handsome, wealthy young Greek pursued by various ladies. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490–492]
Hylas
Hercules’ servant; so captivates Naiads, they abduct him. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 158]
Hyperion
one of the Titans; known for his beauty. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 132]
Narcissus
beautiful youth who falls in love with his own reflection. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 171–172]
Tadzio
handsome Polish boy exerts a fatal attraction for an elderly writer. [Ger. Lit.: Thomas Mann Death in Venice]