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Headword: Ἄϊδος κυνῆ
Adler number: alpha,675
Translated headword: Hades' dog-skin [helmet]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proverb[1] [directed] toward those concealing themselves with certain devices. For such was the dog-skin [helmet] of Hades, which Perseus used when he cut the throat of the Gorgon.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἄϊδος κυνῆ: παροιμία πρὸς τοὺς ἐπικρύπτοντας ἑαυτοὺς διά τινων μηχανημάτων. τοιαύτη γὰρ ἡ τοῦ ᾍδου κυνῆ, ᾗ Περσεὺς χρησάμενος τὴν Γοργόνα ἐδειροτόμησεν.
Notes:
See also alpha 676. A "helmet" of the kind in question allegedly owed its name to being made of dogskin.
[1] Zenobius 1.41.
[2] cf. generally gamma 390.
Keywords: aetiology; clothing; daily life; mythology; proverbs; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@20:55:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 17 March 2001@06:44:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 March 2008@08:17:58.
Jennifer Benedict (tweak to notes) on 17 March 2008@10:02:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 13 January 2012@08:51:38.

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