Rhadamanthus

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Rhadamanthus

(răd'əmăn`thəs), in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Europa. Renowned for his justice on earth, the gods made him one of the judges of the dead.

Rhadamanthus

made judge in lower world for earthly impartiality. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 911]
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As Bronte had done, Eliot makes references both to male figures in the Bible, for example, Aaron, and to figures from classical literature, such as Rhadamanthys, Ulysses and Nausicaa, thus adding herself to the list of practitioners of Ostriker's "hermeneutics of indeterminacy".