Ascalaphus


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Ascalaphus

turned into an owl by Demeter. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 37]

Ascalaphus

Hadean gardener; informs on Persephone, learning of her potential departure. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 33]
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DonnACopyrightes sur le rACopyrightgime alimentaire du Grand-duc ascalaphe Bubo bubo ascalaphus en milieu steppique (Ain Ouessera AlgACopyrightrie).
the Desert or Pharaoh Eagle Owl Bubo ascalaphus, may be one reason why our lizards retired to their burrows before dark (see below, "Diurnal schedule").
In a speech glossed by Chapman as "of purpose to incense Mars Scoptice," Hera then provokes the war god by praising him for bearing so patiently the death of his son Ascalaphus, a wartime casualty of "Jove's high grace to Troy.
For instance, in the cast of avian characters at the start of the poem, only one is male, Ascalaphus, at one time "el parlero / minstro de Pluton" (53-54) "Pluto's loose-tongued minister" (Peden 54), who has been turned into an owl by Persephone for betraying her.
Some are retributive, particularly those by which the wrongdoer is translated into her or his excess: Lycaon becomes his rapacity in the body of a wolf; Ascalaphus becomes a screech owl, the embodiment of his inability to maintain discreet silence; the Sibyl, avid for long years of life, becomes those years as her body and all but her voice disintegrate in time.