Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Om’phale (3 syl.).

 Omorca.On dit (French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Om’phale (3 syl.).
The masculine but attractive Queen of Lydia, to whom Herculs was bound a slave for three years. He fell in love with her, and led an effeminate life spinning wool, while Om’phale wore the lion’s skin and was lady paramount.   1
        The celebrated picture of Hercules spinning in the presence of Omphale, by Annibal Carracci, is in the Farnese Gallery.

 Omorca.On dit (French). 


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