Tithonus


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Tithonus

(tĭthō`nəs), in Greek mythology, prince of Troy; son of Laomedon. He was loved by the dawn goddess, Eos, who bore him Memnon. When Eos begged Zeus to bestow immortality upon Tithonus, she forgot to ask the god to grant her lover eternal youth; so Tithonus grew older and older until Eos, out of pity, changed him into a grasshopper.

Tithonus

granted immortality but not eternal youth; continually got older. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz]

Tithonus

given eternal life but not eternal youth. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1087]

Tithonus

unable to remove him from the earth because of his immortality, Eos changes him into a grasshopper. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 901]
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(11.) In the Theogony: of Persephone (914); in the Homeric Hymns: of Persephone (2.3, 2.19, 2.56, 2.404, 2.414), of Aphrodite in her story to Anchises (5.117,5.121), of Ganymede (5.293), and of Tithonus (5.218).
Eos went to her father, Zeus, and said, "please, Father, give Tithonus immortality."
Wrth gyrraedd Porth y Castell mi hedfanodd y gloyn byw hyfryd, y porthor (Pyronia tithonus; Gatekeeper neu Hedge brown) yn ysgafn heibio i mi, ac mi roedd hynny'n gwbl addas, greda i.
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Tennyson's Tithonus may have "pass[ed] beyond the goal of ordinance" (30), but he will forever approach the final mortal bound only asymptotically, just as for Ulysses, the "margin fades / For ever and for ever when I move" (20-21).
Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus".
El blank verse tambien es un verso tipico del monologo dramatico Victoriano (piensese, por ejemplo, en "Andrea del Sano" o "Caliban upon Setebos" de Browning y en "Ulysses" o "Tithonus" de Tennyson).