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

  1. Aristaeus honored as inventor of beekeeping. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 105]
  2. Ashman goddess of grain. [Sumerian Myth.: Benét, 57]
  3. Barren Ground Dorinda Oakley makes her father’s poor farm prosperous. [Am. Lit.: Glasgow Barren Ground in Magill I, 57]
  4. Bergson, Alexandra proves her ability above brothers’ to run farm. [Am. Lit.: O Pioneers!, Magill I, 663–665]
  5. bread basket an agricultural area, such as the U.S. Midwest, that provides large amounts of food to other areas. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
  6. Ceres goddess of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 13]
  7. Chicomecoatl goddess of maize. [Aztec Myth.: Jobes, 322]
  8. cow college an agricultural college. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  9. Dea Dia ancient Roman goddess of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 77]
  10. Demeter goddess of corn and agriculture. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 429–430]
  11. Dionysus god of fertility; sometimes associated with fertility of crops. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 575]
  12. Fiacre, St. extraordinary talent in raising vegetables; patron saint. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 130]
  13. Freya goddess of agriculture, peace, and plenty. [Norse Myth.: Payton, 257]
  14. Frome, Ethan epitome of struggling New England farmer (1890s). [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome]
  15. Gaea goddess of the earth. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 785]
  16. Georgics Roman Vergil’s poetic statement set in context of agriculture. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 389]
  17. Giants in the Earth portrayal of man’s struggle with the stubborn earth. [Am. Lit.: Giants in the Earth, Magill I, 303–304]
  18. Good Earth, The portrayal of land as only sure means of survival. [Am. Lit.: The Good Earth]
  19. King Cotton term personifying the chief staple of the South. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 445]
  20. Kore name for Persephone as symbol of annual vegetation cycle. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: NCE, 1637]
  21. Odin god of farming. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 728]
  22. Persephone (Roman: Proserpine) goddess of fertility; often associated with crops. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: NCE, 1637]
  23. Shimerda, Antonia “like wavering grass, a child of the prairie and farm.” [Am. Lit.: My Antonia, Magill I, 630–632]
  24. Silvanus god of agriculture. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 13]
  25. Triptolemus an Eleusinian who learns from Demeter the art of growing corn. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 557]
  26. Walstan, St. English patron saint of husbandmen. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 1138]
  27. wheat ears, garland of to Demeter, goddess of grain. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 374]