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

  1. Alive account of cannibalism among air crash survivors. [Am. Lit.: Alive]
  2. Antiphates chieftain of Laestrygones, man-eating giants of Italy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  3. Beane, Sawney highwayman who fed his gang on victims’ flesh. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
  4. black giants kill, roast, and devour Sindbad’s companions. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights in Magill II, 50]
  5. Caliban his name is anagram of cannibal. [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
  6. Clymenus eats child who is product of incestuous union with daughter Harpalyce. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 114]
  7. Cronos swallowed his children at birth; they lived again when he was forced by Zeus to disgorge them. [Gk. Myth.: EB (1963) VI, 747]
  8. Donner Party of 89 emigrants to California, 47 survive by eating others (1846-1847). [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 623]
  9. Hansel and Gretel fattened up for child-eating witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
  10. Laestrygones man-eating giants encountered by Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  11. Lamia female spirit in serpent form; devours children. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 146; Br. Lit.: “Lamia” in Benét, 563]
  12. Lycaon turned to wolf for cannibalistic activities; whence, lycanthropy. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 37]
  13. Modest Proposal, A Swift’s satire suggesting that children of the poor be used as food for the rich (1729). [Br. Lit.: “A Modest Proposal” in Harvey, 793]
  14. Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, The for four days, survivors feed on Parker’s flesh. [Am. Lit.: Poe, “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym” in Magill I, 640–643]
  15. Pelops cut up and served as meal to gods. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 817]
  16. Tereus wife Procne murders son Itys and serves him to Tereus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 144]
  17. Thyestean banquet banquet where Atreus serves Thyestes’ sons to him as food. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1081]
  18. Ugolino when his children die of starvation in prison, he devours them. [Ital. Poetry: Inferno]