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Demophon was a son of King Celeus and Queen Metanira.
While Demeter was searching for her daughter, having taken the form of an old woman called Doso, she received a hospitable welcome from Celeus, the King of Eleusis in Attica.
The other Demophon was a King of Athens who was in Heraclidae, a play by Euripides, starring Macaria, one of the daughters of Heracles.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/de/Demophon.html   (245 words)

 Didaskalia - Review
Demophon's compassionate posture cohabits with political calculation, and she appears both distressed and impassive at a eerily frightening moment.
Demophon leads her to the front of the altar onto a spread plastic sheet.
Demophon holds her while a silent female figure in fatigues pours "blood" down the front of her gown.
www.didaskalia.net /reviews/2003/2003_01_04_01.html   (2177 words)

On Demophon's return from Troy, Phyllis, the daughter of the Thracian king Sithon, fell in love with him, and he consented to marry her.
She was, however, metamorphosed into a tree, and Demophon, when he at last returned and saw what had happened, embraced the tree and pressed it to liis bosom, whereupon buds and leaves immediately came forth.
Demophon assisted the Heracleidae against Eurystheus, who fell in battle, and the Heracleidae received from Demophon settlements in Attica, which were called the tetrapolis.
bulfinch.englishatheist.org /b/pantheon/Demophon.html   (406 words)

 Demophon - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Demophon was a planet in the Mid Rim, the primary planet in the Demophon system.
In 22 BBY, scientists projected a supernova forecast for its sun Demophon in the near 50 to 75 standard years.
The Demophon Council made no statement on the findings, representative of the general ignorance of the planet's citizens.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Demophon   (214 words)

 Theseus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Theseus' mother then became the handmaid of Helen, but at the end of the Trojan War she was taken back to Athens by Demophon 1 and Acamas 1, sons of Theseus.
Demophon 1 fought in the Trojan War and is counted among those who hid inside the WOODEN HORSE.
By the time Phyllis 1 died Demophon 1 was in Cyprus, and so soon he opened the casket she had given him he felt invaded by panic.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Theseus.html   (2788 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, MacDowell, Demosthenes, Speeches 27-38
He bequeathed his wife, Cleobule, to be married to Aphobus with a substantial dowry, and Aphobus was to have his house to live in for the ten years of Demosthenes' minority.
His daughter was to be married, when she was old enough, to Demophon, who himself was probably still quite young, with an even bigger dowry.
Demosthenes won this case, and in the later part of the trial, for deciding the amount of the compensation to be paid to him by Aphobus, he successfully persuaded the jury to accept his proposal that it should be 10 talents, rather than 1 talent as Aphobus proposed.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exmacdem.html   (2292 words)

 What is the Greek legend of almonds and love? -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Demophon succeeded in freeing his grandmother and getting her out of the besieged city.
Demophon of Attica and Phyllis of Thrace were to be married.
When Demophon finally arrived in Thrace, he was shown the tree and threw his arms about her.
www.killerplants.com /herbal-folklore/20030901.asp   (652 words)

 DEMOPHON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Demophoön was the son of Theseus and Phedra.
The story is told in HF I.388-396; Phyllis, hanging for her Demophoun, appears in the catalogue of faithful women, LGW F 264, LGW G 218.
Demophon occurs four times in medial positions, HF I.388; LGW 2405, 2427, 2486; four times in final rhyming position, MLI 65; LGW 2398, 2462, 2496; Demophoun appears three times in final rhyming position, BD 728; LGW F 264, LGW G 218.
www.columbia.edu /dlc/garland/deweever/D/demophon.htm   (250 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 979 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But, before the nuptials were celebrated, he went to Attka to settle his affairs at home, and as he tarried longer than Phyllis had expected, she began to think that she was forgotten, and put an end to her life.
§ 9.) According to Antoninus Liberalis (33) Demophon assisted the Heracleidae against Eurystheus, who fell in battle, and the Heracleidae received from Demophon settlements in Attica, which were called the tetrapolis.
He arrived during the celebration of the Anthesteria, and was kindly received ; but the precautions which were taken that he might not pollute the sacred rights, gave rise to the second day of the festival, which was called xoes.
ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0985.html   (1021 words)

 House of Athens
It was during Demophon's reign, when Eurystheus persecuted the sons of Heracles (Heraclids) Iolaus.
Demophon thought it was his duty to protect the weak, like his father had done.
Demophon was thrown off the horse, and fell on his own sword.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/athens.html   (3271 words)

In Greek mythology, Demophon referred to three different kings:.
Demophon who was in Heraclidae, a play by Euripides, starring Macaria, one of the daughters of Heracles.
Oineus, Demophon, and Chrysis in the Garden of the Hesperides
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Demophon.html   (330 words)

 Real Children and Other Quandaries
Demophon agrees, but the gods demand a human sacrifice if Athens is to withstand the Argive attack.
The battle won and the children free, Eurystheus (Cornel Gabara), the Argive king and arch-enemy of Herakles and his children, is brought forward to face justice.
Demophon will not execute Eurystheus as a prisoner of war, but in a conclusion rife with moral ambiguity and political legerdemain, he is handed over to Alcmene (also Julyana Soelistyo), Herakles' vengeful mother, who sends him off to be put to death.
hotreview.org /articles/real-children.htm   (1436 words)

 Dictionary: Phylleus to Priapus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Daughter of the king of the Thracian Bisaltians, to whom Demophon 1, son of Theseus, made false love promises.
It is told that on his return from Troy Demophon 1 came with a few ships to Thrace.
When she saw the child in the fire she cried out and the babe was consumed by the flames [see also Demeter] [Apd.1.5.1].
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/001ShortEntries/SEPhylleus.html   (4958 words)

 HoloNet Regional | Scientists: Demophon Supernova Imminent
BYRNE CITY, DEMOPHON - Scientists at the University of Sanbra announced findings that indicate the red giant Demophon is likely to go supernova within the next century.
The planet has an estimated population of 35 million, and its planetary government is a coalition of large corporate executive boards.
A Demophonic factory worker, Rudig Stinwise, expressed an apathy common in Demophon: "They say it won't happen for another fifty years.
www.holonetnews.com /47/regional/13314_3.html   (145 words)

 Demeter, the Mother Goddess
Demophon was a frail, late-born child with low chances of reaching the "coming of age." But everything changed radically when Demeter became his nurse and protectress.
She covered Demophon daily with ambrosia, blew her healing breath on him, and even tried to grant him the gift of immortality.
Demophon's sisters took him up from the ground and embraced him lovingly, but he was not comforted (since he was being held by nursemaids who were far inferior).
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Article/435399   (858 words)

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DEMOPHON Thou hast spoken well, and I feel confident their conduct will be such; our kindness will they not forget.
DEMOPHON The host of Argos is come, and Eurystheus its king; my own eyes saw him, for the man who thinks he knows good generalship must see the foe not by messengers alone.
DEMOPHON It shall be so, unhappy maid; for this were shame to me to refuse the honour due, for many reasons: because thou hast a soul so brave; because 'tis right; and thou hast shown more courage than any of thy sex my eyes have ever seen.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/heracleidae.pl.txt   (8094 words)

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Demophon: Demophon was the son of Theseus by Phaedra.
Acamas: Acamas, the brother of Demophon, was also the son of Theseus by Phaedra.
You are a fool to think you can quibble with a god: Demophon's statement clearly identifies Copreus' sin--he is a theomakhos, "one who fights against the gods." For the same sin, compare Pentheus in The Bacchae.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/children.html   (1690 words)

 Fantasy Book: The Power That Binds sample
Demophon was a Hasian sorcerer recently come into Ascol’s service.
Demophon waited for a moment listening to the silence.
Making his way through deserted corridors, he cheered himself with thoughts of Demophon and his garrotte, Demophon and hot coals, Demophon screaming in agony as he put his eyes out with his new dagger.
www.fantasybook.co.uk /power_sample.html   (830 words)

Demophon helped him slip the tunic over his head, and brushed and oiled his unruly curls until they matched the smooth, gleaming fall of Orestes' hair.
Demophon, however, stiffened as he perceived the dark figure lounging at the far side of the courtyard, and his companions reacted to his alarm, watching as Ares dislodged himself from the shadows and joined them.
Demophon's voice was sweet, but it vibrated through him at a lower pitch than before, filling registers that had recently been silent, but vacating other, higher planes of hearing.
freespace.virgin.net /susan.gamble1/restoration.html   (7414 words)

 OMACL: The Legend of Good Women: The Legend of Phyllis
Destroyed is of Troye the citee; This Demophon com sailing in the see Toward Athenes, to his paleys large; With him com many a ship and many a barge Ful of his folk, of which ful many oon Is wounded sore, and seek, and wo begoon.
Unnethe is Demophon to londe y-wonne, Wayk and eek wery, and his folk for-pyned Of werinesse, and also enfamyned; 2430 And to the deeth he almost was y-driven.
For unto Phillis hath he sworen thus, To wedden her, and her his trouthe plighte, And piked of her al the good he mighte, Whan he was hool and sound and hadde his reste; And doth with Phillis what so that him leste.
omacl.org /GoodWomen/phyllis.html   (1027 words)

 Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society (JLS): 1976-30(1)23-Muyshondt.htm
Two years later, we found a female Archaeoprepona demophon centralis Fruhstor-fer (Charaxinae) ovipositing on a larger flowering shrub and were able to rear the species to adult.
The females of Archaeoprepona demophon centralis deposit their eggs singly on the lower surfaces of the mature leaves of a shrub determined by Dr. D.
The general habitus of the larvae of both groups is similar except Prepona species lack the median dorsal prominence on the third thoracic segment which is present in all known Archaeoprepona larvae.
research.yale.edu /peabody/jls/htms/1970s/1976-30(1)23-Muyshondt.htm   (2560 words)

 Esoteric myths of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In fact, Demeter was so pleased with how well she was received by Triptolemus and his wife Metanira, that she decided to do a great favor for them.
Demeter was in the process of holding Demophon in the flames when suddenly his mother Metanira came into the room, screamed loudly, and broke the spell.
After Demeter explained what she had intended to do, Triptolemus and Metanira forgave her, but still were very sad over the loss of Demophon.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/things/holidays/thanksgiving/esoteric.htm   (342 words)

In Athens, Iolaus and the Heraclids were suppliants, asking for aids from Demophon, son of the Athenian hero, Theseus.
Heracles and Theseus were cousins and friends, and for the sake of old tie, Demophon send his own force to Marathon.
Eurystheus sent an envoy to Demophon, demanding the surrender of children of Heracles, which the Athenian ruler refused.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/heraclids.html   (1834 words)

The chorus of three women were made as non-naturalistic as possible, their angular and at times feral movements, with the striking make-up complemented their unison speaking and singing of all choral lines (including those often assigned to a Chorus Leader).
The role divisions in the play were assigned as follows: one actor played Iolaus and Eurystheus; a second actor played Copreus, Macaria, and Alc mene; the third played Demophon, the Servant and the Messenger.
All three can be seen here in their initial incarnations: Demophon, Copreus, and Iolaus, with the Chorus.
www.cnrs.ubc.ca /masc/heracleidae.html   (631 words)

Exit Demophon by Eisodos B. [353] Though you utter a great boast, o stranger from Argos, others do not on that account care the more for you, and by your proud words you shall not daunt our hearts.
For, of course, Demophon's position is quite understandable, that he is unwilling to kill the children of his citizens.
Macaria is not named in the text of the play, and editors change the speaker-indications to read ‘Maiden’ on the ground that Euripides gave her no name.
www.theoi.com /Text/EuripidesHeracleidae.html   (9792 words)

Macaria was the daughter of Heracles and appears in Euripides's play Heraclidae (The Children of Heracles).
When she and her siblings took refuge from Eurystheus with Demophon, king of Athens, Eurystheus prepared to take them from the kingdom by force.
Oracles told Demophon that his city would win the battle over Heracles's descendants only if a highborn maiden was offered as a sacrifice to Persephone.
www.pantheon.org /articles/m/macaria.html   (103 words)

 Review 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Demophon and the fire; Demeter reveals her true identity and demands a temple and rites.
Examples include the dipping of Demophon into the fire; Demeter wandering in disguise as a mortal; her "Cretan Tale" that she tells to the daughters of Keleos at the well.
The various flowers catalogued at the poem's beginning grow at different times of the year, but are depicted as blooming all together.
www.pitt.edu /~classics/mythlit/review3.html   (2753 words)

 Past Productions: The Children of Herakles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Athenians are at first reluctant to grant them asylum, since the family of the great demigod may bring political and military strife on the city, but Demophon, King of Athens, agrees to admit them.
Eurystheus' forces surround the city, and an oracle announces that the safety of Athens depends on the sacrifice of a virgin.
Demophon explains that this would be a breach of Athenian honor, but Alkmene insists on retribution for the wrongs the tyrant has done her family.
www.amrep.org /herakles   (585 words)

 Wise Owl Newsletter -- Autumn 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The young man had ended up there while sailing home from Troy, and the king gave him part of his kingdom and married him to his daughter.
After some time Demophon missed Athens so much that he asked to go home for a while.
Phyllis was left waiting at the altar on her wedding day by her intended, Demophon.
www.druansha.com /owl/issue5/5Owl17.htm   (294 words)

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