Blindness Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Blindness

  1. Agib dervish who lost an eye. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  2. Anchises blinded by lightning. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 22]
  3. Blind Pew David, the blind beggar. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
  4. Braille, Louis (1809–1852) teacher of blind; devised raised printing which is read by touch. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 354]
  5. Cratus Titan who blinded Prometheus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67–68]
  6. Demodocus blind bard rewarded by Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey VIII]
  7. Ephialtes giant deprived of his left eye by Apollo and of his right eye by Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 333]
  8. Gloucester cruelly blinded by those he served. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
  9. the Graeae share one eye among them. [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 208–210]
  10. Heldar, Dick artist who gradually goes blind and is abandoned by his sweetheart. [Br. Lit.: The Light that Failed in Benét, 586]
  11. Homer sightless writer of Iliad and Odyssey. [Gr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 13]
  12. Justice personified as a blindfolded goddess, token of impartiality. [Rom. Tradition: Jobes II, 898]
  13. Keller, Helen (1880–1968) Achieved greatness despite blindness and deafness. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 13]
  14. Lucy, St. vision restored after gouging out of eyes. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 20–21]
  15. mole said to lack eyes. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 95–96]
  16. Nydia beautiful flower girl lacks vision but “sees” love. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490–492]
  17. Odilia, St. recovered vision; shrine, pilgrimage for visually afflicted. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 257]
  18. Oedipus blinded self on learning he had married his mother. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
  19. Paul, St. blinded by God on road to Damascus. [N.T.: Acts 9:1–19]
  20. Peeping Tom stricken blind for peeping as the naked Lady Godiva rode by. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary]
  21. Plutus blind god of Wealth. [Gk. Lit.: Plutus]
  22. Polyphemus Cyclops blinded by Odysseus. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
  23. Rochester, Edward blinded when his home burns down, depends on the care of Jane Eyre. [Br. Lit.: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]
  24. Samson Israelite hero treacherously blinded by Philistines. [O.T.: Judges 16:4–21]
  25. Stagg sightless roomkeeper. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
  26. three blind mice sightless rodents; lost tails to farmer’s wife. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 306]
  27. Tiresias made sightless by Athena for viewing her nakedness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1086]
  28. Tobit sparrow guano falls into his eyes while sleeping. [Apocrypha: Tobit 2:10]
  29. Zedekiah eyes put out for revolting against Nebuchadnezzar. [O.T.: II Kings 25:7]