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 Deiph’obus (4 syl.).Déjeuner à la Fourchette (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Deities.
 
       
Air: Ariel, Elves (singular, Elf).
Caves or Caverns: Hill-people (Hög-folk, hög = height).
Corn: Ceres (2 syl.) (Greek, Demter).
Domestic Life: Vesta.
Eloquence: Mercury (Greek, Herms).
Evening: Vesper.
Fates (The): Three in number (Greek, Parcæ, Moiræ, 2 syl., Kres).
Fire: Vulcan (Greek, Hephaistös, 3 syl.), Vesta, Mulcber.
Fairies: (q.v.).
Furies: Three in number (Greek, Eumendes, 4 syl., Erinn’yes).
Gardens: Pripus, Vertumnus with his wife Pomna.
Graces (The): Three in number (Greek, Chartes).
Hills: Trolls. There are also Wood Trolls and Water Trolls. (See-below Mountains.)
Home Spirits (q.v.): Pentes (3 syl.), Lares (2 syl.).
Hunting: Diana (Greek, Artmis).
Infernal Regions: Pluto, with his wife Proserpine, 3 syl. (Greek, A’ids and Persephn).
Justice: Them’is, Astræa, Nemesis.
Love: Cupid (Greek, Eros).
Marriage: Hymen.
Medicine: Æsculpius.
Mines: Trolls.
Morning: Aurora (Greek, Es).
Mountains: Orads or Orades (4 syl.), from the Greek, órhoozeta a mountain; Trolls.
Ocean (The): Ocean’ides.
Poetry and Music: Apollo, the nine Muses.
Rainbow (The): Iris.
Riches: Plutus. Shakespeare speaks of “Plutus’ mine,” (Julius Cœsar, iv. 3).
Rivers and Streams: Fluviles, 4 syl. (Greek, Potamides, 5 syl.).
Sea (The): Neptune (Greek, Poseidon, 3 syl.), his son Triton, Necks, Mermaids, Nereids (3 syl.). (See Sea.)
Shepherds and their Flocks: Pan, the Satyrs.
Springs, Lakes, Brooks, etc.: Nreides or Naiads (2 syl.).
Time: Saturn (Greek, Chrnos).
War: Mars (Greek, Ars), Bellna, T’nor.
Water-nymphs: Naiads (2 syl.), Undine (2 syl.).
Winds (The): Ælus.
Wine: Bacchus (Greek, Diony’ss).
Wisdom: Minerva (Greek, Pallas, Athn, or Pallas-Athn).
Woods: Dryads (A Hama-Dryad presides over some particular tree), Wood-Trolls.
Youth: Hb.
Of course this is not meant for a complete list of heathen and pagan deities. Such a list would require a volume.   1
 


 Deiph’obus (4 syl.).Déjeuner à la Fourchette (French). 

 
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