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Headword: Ἄκρατος ἡλίου ἀκτίς
Adler number: alpha,965
Translated headword: untempered ray of the sun
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"The eagle, stretching out his wings and hovering so as to ward off the untempered ray of the sun."
Greek Original:
Ἄκρατος ἡλίου ἀκτίς: τὸν δὲ ἀετὸν τὰς πτέρυγας ὑποτείνοντα καὶ ἑαυτὸν αἰωροῦντα, ὡς στέγειν τὴν ἄκρατον ἀκτῖνα τοῦ ἡλίου.
Note:
Aelian fr. 283 Domingo-Forasté (285 Hercher): see already alpha 963 (and and again lambda 25) for Aelian's story of the eagle who protected the infant Ptolemy I Soter, exposed on a shield, from the sun.
Keywords: biography; children; history; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 12 July 2000@18:55:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@11:13:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 7 September 2011@01:20:26.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2011@04:20:05.
Catharine Roth (deleted link, removed a keyword) on 11 September 2011@14:47:11.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2015@02:56:44.

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