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Yeats only uses the name here. See "Alternative Song for the Severed Head" in The King of the Great Clock Tower. Alexander. ), the great general and conqueror. ], who "played the taws / Upon the bottom of a king of kings," was his tutor. Upon Alexander's death, the great empire he had built began at once to disintegrate. " Alexandria. The Mediterranean port in northern Egypt founded by Alexander the Great and the site of the famous Pharos lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In his Alexandria: A History and a Guide, E.
Dobbie of Columbia University. In compiling this dictionary, I have tried to use Yeats's own words whenever possible to identify, explain, or illuminate the name word. Yeats intended that his work have organic unity, and often the best explanation of a name used in the poetry is to be found in one or another of his prose writings. Yeats's notes, found at the end of his Collected Poems, are used here to the fullest extent. But material drawn from all earlier editions are credited to The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W.
Visitors to Alt confirm that there is an echo there. " Page 8 Amrita. In Yeats's poem, the name of a woman; but in Hindu mythology, it is a name meaning the beverage of immortality or the water of life. " Anashuya. A Hindu name meaning charity. Various Hindu mythologies associate the name with a very pious woman given to austere devotion, given also to miraculous powers. " Antaeus. In classical mythology, Antaeus was a giant, son of Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Ge, goddess of the earth. As long as Antaeus touched earth, he drew new strength from his mother and was invincible.
A Yeats dictionary: persons and places in the poetry of William Butler Yeats by Lester I. Conner