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Fearsomeness

Deimos
attendant of Ares; personification of fear. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 77]
Dracula
eerie tale of vampires and werewolves. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
Invasion from Mars
Orson Welles’s broadcast; terrified a credulous America (1938). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 468]
Iroquois
strongest, most feared of eastern confederacies. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 250]
Jaggers, Mr.
lawyer esteemed and feared by clients. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Ko-Ko
holder of dread office of High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
Native Son
portrays oppressor and oppressed as both filled with fear. [Am. Lit.: Native Son, Magill I, 643–645]
Phobus
god of dread and alarm. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 14, 84]
Seven That Were Hanged, The
analyzes the fears of an official threatened with assassination and of seven condemned prisoners. [Russ. Lit.: Magill II, 957]
Shere Khan
lame tiger who wants to devour Mowgli; causes fear throughout story. [Children’s Lit.: The Jungle Book]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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