Symplegades


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Symplegades

(sĭmplĕg`ədēz), in Greek mythology, two floating cliffs that swung together and crushed anything going between them until Jason's ship, the Argo, passed safely through them. They remained still forever after, forming the entrance to the Black Sea.
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Symplegades

“Clashing Cliffs” at the entrance to the Black Sea, said to crush vessels. [Classical Myth.: New Century, 1043]
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Symplegades

cliffs at Black Sea entrance; clashed together as ships passed through. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
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Elsewhere we find a retelling of the incident at the Symplegades, also known as the Clashing Rocks.
This was the dove that the Argonauts released to test the Symplegades, rock cliffs that would briefly pull apart and then smash together again.
These and other passages, such as the description of the Symplegades (p.
and SW of Solis Lacus (Adachi, Sep 2-8, variable positions), Symplegades Insulae (S.
A contemporary, Daniele Caetani of Cremona wrote, "Lucas Paciolus has penetrated between the Symplegades and into the many swirling Charybdis of error, the road has been made even, the passage safe, the route unencumbered through the dark byways, and the true Euclid has been brought back accessible to everyone.
(37) Accordingly, in a magical simile of association, the Tuteloes were given mythical origins while poised at the Symplegades where the oppositional dualities of the soul must be met before passing on to the hero's adventure that, in this case, lay beyond in Iroquoia.
The greatest danger they encounter in trying to reach their goal is a stormy sea in which they must pass through the shifting or clashing rocks, the Planctae or Symplegades, which the sea alternately pushes apart and brings together.
(nineteen unconvertible words in Greek character) This passage shares interesting points of contact with Apollonius' account of the Argo's voyage through the Symplegades, an episode which similarly involves the salvation, by divine intervention, of a ship in trouble at sea.(19) In the idyll, a (two unconvertible words in Greek character) is sent hurtling down on the hapless vessels.(20) In Apollonius, as the Argonauts approach the clashing rocks, they are confronted with a large wave ((two unconvertible words in Gree which threatens to crash down on the ship and overwhelm it (2.580-3).(21) Tiphys manoeuvres, and the wave, rolling under the Argo's keel, carries the ship clear of the rocks (A.R.