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 Hesperides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far west corner of the world, located, according to various sources, in the Arcadian Mountains in Greece, near the Atlas mountains in Libya, or on a distant island at the edge of the ocean.
The Garden of the Hesperides is Hera's orchard in the west, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew.
Before that time it was considered to be seven sisters, specifically, the Hesperides, who also formed the wing of the constellation Draco (although in since Roman times, the wing has been no longer thought of as part of Draco).
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 Hesperides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Template:Greek myth (nymph) In Greek mythology the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in far west corner of the world located to various sources in the Arcadian Mountains Greece near the Atlas mountains in Libya or on a distant island at edge of the ocean.
The Garden of the Hesperides is Hera 's orchard in the west where either single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew.
Hesperides was the original name of a city in Cyrenaica North Africa that was traditionally founded in 446 BC by a brother of the king Cyrene.
www.freeglossary.com /The_Hesperides   (481 words)

 HESPERIDES, Greek Mythology Link.
HESPERIDES are called the women who guarded the Golden Apples that Heracles 1 had to fetch.
For the latter, ignorant of the way to the HESPERIDES, came to Mount Caucasus—where Prometheus 1 was chained—, and killing the eagle that tortured him, set him free.
Accordingly, the HESPERIDES were not goddesses guarding the Libyan gardens, but ordinary women tending flocks of sheep which had a peculiar golden colour.
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 Apples of the Hesperides
Heracles on his penultimate task was asked to pluck three golden apples from the tree of the Hesperides, (nymphs of the evening).
Also guarding the tree where the Hesperides, who were the daughters of Nyx and Erebus, but some versions say that Atlas was their father.
She took them back to the garden of the Hesperides, as the law of the gods commanded that they should remain in the garden.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/apples_of_the_hesperides.html   (846 words)

The "Hesperides" arrived in Punta Arenas in Southern Chile on December 24th as shown in the photo at left.
The "Hesperides' had come to Punta Arenas directly from Ushuaia which is in southern Argentina and hence the useage of Argentine stamps.
The "Hesperides" is shown at left waiting at Deception Island.
www.newzeal.com /theme/Ships/Spanish/hesperides.htm   (353 words)

 Greek Mythology: HESPERIDES Goddesses Nymphs of Evening & Sunsets ( also Hesperis ) w/ Pictures
The Hesperides and their garden of golden apples were no doubt regarded as the earthly source of the golden light of sunset - sunsets which celebrate immemorial the bridal night of the heavenly gods Zeus and Hera.
The Hesperides were sometimes identified with the Horai or Nymphai daughters of Themis.
The Hesperides were sometimes identified with the Nymphai daughters of Themis, keepers of the treasures of the gods.
www.theoi.com /Titan/Hesperides.html   (3386 words)

 The Apples of the Hesperides
The Hesperides, or Daughters of Evening, were nymphs assigned by the goddess Hera to guard certain apples which were presented by Gaia to Zeus after his marriage with Hera.
As he was marching towards the land of Hesperides he arrived in mount Caucasus.
It was not long after that Atlas returned with the apples that he stolen, and saw Hercules holding the heavens that he realized how pleasant it was not to have to strain for eternity keeping heaven and earth apart.
www.steliart.com /hercules_apples_of_the_hesperides.htm   (682 words)

 §6. "Hesperides". I. Cavalier Lyrists. Vol. 7. Cavalier and Puritan. The Cambridge History of English and American ...
If Herrick enters into the spirit of the idyllic song of Elizabethan days, he has also an ear for that which was still more remote from the sophisticated tastes of cavalier lyrists—the folk-song of the cornfield or the chimney corner.
Horace is the inspirer of some of Herrick’s most sustained lyrics; and, the more closely the Hesperides poems are studied, the more fully do they reveal their author’s indebtedness to the odes, epodes and epistles of the Augustan poet.
At times, he offends by his gross sensuousness, but, more often, his tone is that of dreamy reverie or, in those love-songs which seem to have been inspired by his associations with the court, that of refined and graceful gallantry.
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Like Perseus, he first applies to the Nymphs, who help him to learn where the garden is. Arrived there he slays the dragon and carries the apples to Argos; and finally, like Perseus, he gives them to Athena.
The apples appear to have been the symbol of love and fruitfulness, and are introduced at the marriages of Cadmus and Harmonia and Peleus and Thetis.
The golden apples, the gift of Aphrodite to Ilippomenes before his race with Atalanta, were also plucked from the garden of the Hesperides.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HE/HESPERIDES.htm   (296 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Hesperides
Hesperides, in Greek mythology, the daughters of the Titan Atlas or of Hesper, the evening star.
Aided by a dragon, the Hesperides guarded a tree,...
Atlas was the father of the Hesperides, the nymphs who guarded the tree of golden apples, and Heracles (Hercules) sought his help in performing one...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Hesperides.html   (103 words)

Hesperides is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Hesperides The Greek goddesses who, with the hundred-headed dragon Ladon, guarded the golden apples which Gaia (earth) gave as a wedding present to Hera on her marriage to Zeus.
Dragons guarded the tree with the golden apples of the Hesperides; the trees of Meru were guarded by a serpent; Juno, on her wedding with Jupiter, gave him a tree with golden fruit, as Eve gave the fruit to Adam.
www.experiencefestival.com /hesperides   (1078 words)

 Atlas and the Hesperides
Atlas was the father of the Hesperides -- the nymphs of sleep, and who (when they weren't sleeping) were supposed to guard the Hesperides garden which contained a tree that produced golden apples.
The Hesperides garden was located next to where Apollo lived (the god of the sun) which we are seeing in the distance.
Sketch for Atlas and the Hesperides - Hesperides
www.jssgallery.org /Paintings/MFA/Atlas_and_the_Hesperides.htm   (154 words)

The Hesperides are nymphs who live in a beautiful garden, situated in the Arcadian Mountains (Greece) or, alternatively, at the western extreme of the Mediterranean, near Mt. Atlas (hence they are sometimes considered daughters of Atlas).
In this garden grows the tree with the golden apples which Gaia had given as a present to Hera on her wedding to Zeus.
The Hesperides are Aegle, Arethusa, Erytheia and Hesperia.
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/hesperides.html   (125 words)

 Nymphs of the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
:::Hesperides - according to classic Greek mythology, the hesperides were four nymphs who guarded the tree of golden apples given to Hera by Gaia as a wedding present.
The hesperides are powerful and formless beings who are evidently on earth for some reason, in human form.
She was also one of the possible parents offered for the hesperides, where she supposedly had them without a mate.
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 Mythology of Hesperides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Hesperides are called daughters of Night, because their origin and existence are veiled in darkness.
Their names were Aegle, Erytheia, and Arethusa; - and they were appointed to guard the golden apples, which were the gift of Earth to Juno on her wedding day.
The celebrated gardens of the Hesperides abounded with fruits and were carefully guarded by a dragon, which never slept.
www.sacklunch.net /mythology/H/Hesperides.html   (64 words)

 Marriage, celibacy, and ritual in Robert Herrick's 'Hesperides.'
Near the end of Hesperides, however, Herrick's ambivalence overwhelms political orthodoxy, and he portrays a social order in which traditional figures and institutions of male authority are absent or rejected.
Women in Hesperides, it seems, must be coached if they are to become brides, and Herrick often stands on the sidelines at weddings to prompt his protegees until they are finally bedded by husbands.
In the sexual economy of Hesperides, the defloration of his wife is the ultimate expression of a husband's authority, an act which both symbolizes and creates order in society.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/6586/swann.html   (6422 words)

 Mythography | The Legend of the Hesperides in Myth and Art
In Greek mythology, the Hesperides were nymphs who guarded the legendary Golden Apple tree.
Despite the differing opinions about the ancestry of these nymphs, ancient authors agree that the Hesperides were important in Greek myth as the guardians of the tree from which the Golden Apples grew.
Indeed, the golden apples appear in several myths, including the story of Atalanta and Hippomenes, and the legendary tale of the labors of Herakles.
www.loggia.com /myth/hesperides.html   (352 words)

 CHAPTER. XV. Garden of the Hesperides
The philosophy of Ethiopia and Egypt was replete with beautiful ethical instruction, the Garden of the Hesperides being a legendary or ideal consummation of their entire social polity; hence, the mottos and precepts here given with this ideal compendium are illustrative of the great original design of the legend to inculcate ethics and religion.
Our compendium is designed to illustrate (unlike the Garden of the Hesperides) not what had been attained by great efforts and the high civilization of the ancient Africans, but that which is now required and demanded of the people of the present day of that race.
A continent and race are to be redeemed and regenerated; this can only be accomplished by their own efforts, under the guidance of an all wise Providence and His grace; and in addition, the aid of the civilization of the Christian nations of the earth should be tendered.
www.libraries.wvu.edu /delany/myths.htm   (551 words)

 The Garden of the Hesperides---Eden’s Greek counterpart
The Hesperides, the spirit-beings associated with this tree, its apples, and its serpent, get their name from Hespere in Greek which means evening, and that signifies the west where the sun sets.
Some mythologists have mistaken the Hesperides for guardians of the tree, but they certainly are not.
Connecting Zeus and Hera with the Hesperides automatically connects them with the serpent and the fruit tree with which they are always represented.
www.solvinglight.com /features/0311/athenaandeve03.htm   (573 words)

 The Hesperides Tree by Nicholas Mosley- R A I N T A X I o n l i n e
The difficulty of relating the disparate fields of literature and science, the invasiveness of technology in people's lives and the search for the mythical Garden of the Hesperides are all at the center of Nicholas Mosley's latest novel.
Narrated by a nameless teenager, The Hesperides Tree is a brilliant fiction of ideas, supplying a multitude of theories and worldviews while ultimately deferring to the reader's judgment in how to best sort and decipher the book's plethora of information.
Such thoughts lead them to question the role myth-making plays in everyday life; ultimately, both deem it to be a useful practice that confers power back upon the individual, giving one the ability to choose his or her individual fate, while at the same time drawing upon the world's shared mythologies.
www.raintaxi.com /online/2001summer/mosley.shtml   (959 words)

 Center for Book Culture: News: The Hesperides Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Word is getting out: The Hesperides Tree, Nicholas Mosley’s new (and most likely, last) novel is sure to be a handselling hit in bookstores across the country when it releases this July.
In The Hesperides Tree, a brilliant coming-of-age novel set in the final years of the twentieth century, Mosley revisits the themes of his Catastrophe Practice Series which includes the 1990 Whitbread Award-winning epic Hopeful Monsters.
The Hesperides Tree has that kind of power--the power to instill awe, to knock you out of that rut you didn't even know you were in, and to awaken you to the possibilities of life."
www.centerforbookculture.org /pages/news/news_mosley.html   (322 words)

 Chaffe. False Visions in Hesperides.
According to Joseph Summers* and the New English Dictionary, the hieroglyph is "a figure, device, or sign having some hidden meaning; a secret or enigmatical symbol; an emblem" (256).
He goes on to assert, "In all of the Hesperides there is a highly intellectual opposition or tension between the sensual life and the Christian view of that life.
Although the awareness of evil in the world is necessary, Herrick does not condone living in a world dominated by the fear of hellfire and brimstone.
www.luminarium.org /sevenlit/herrick/chafessay.htm   (3221 words)

 Hisweloke - Sindarin dictionary
Hesperides integrates Hiswelókë's Sindarin dictionary (currently based on lexicon 0.994), with a state-of-the-art Mac OS X interface and the Narmacil engine (courtesy of the YaTT project and used to transcribe words in Tengwar).
Hesperides is free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Hesperides is named after the Garden of the Hesperides in the Greek mythology, where trees giving golden apples grew.
www.jrrvf.com /hisweloke/sindar/df20mac.html   (302 words)

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