Guardianship (See also Protectiveness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Guardianship (See also Protectiveness.)


  1. Argus hundred-eyed giant guarding Io. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 72]
  2. Argus Panoptes all-seeing herdsman with one hundred eyes. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 29]
  3. battle ax symbol of wardship. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 163]
  4. beefeater popular name for a Yeoman of the Guard or Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London. [Br. Hist.: Payton, 88]
  5. Bodhisattva enlightened one deferring Nirvana to help others. [Buddhism: Parrinder, 48]
  6. Cardea protects children from witches. [Rom. Myth.: Leach, 191]
  7. Cerberus three-headed dog, guards gate to Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 55]
  8. cherubim defended tree of life with flaming swords. [O.T.: Genesis 3:24]
  9. cock watchful church-tower sitter. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 21]
  10. Cybele protector of cities and mother-goddess. [Phrygian Myth.: Avery, 345]
  11. Delphyne half-woman, half-beast; guarded Zeus while imprisoned by Typhon. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 78]
  12. Egil giant who watched over Thor’s goats. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 327]
  13. Erytheis stood vigil over golden apples of Hesperides. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 327]
  14. eunuch castrated guardian of Eastern harems. [Arab. Culture: Jobes, I, 530–531]
  15. Fafnir dragon guarding the Nibelung’s gold. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Siegfried, Westerman, 240–241]
  16. fairy godmother mythical being who guards children from danger and rewards them for good deeds. [Folklore: Misc.]
  17. Faithful Eckhardt old man; warns people of death procession on Maundy Thursday. [Ger. Folklore: LLEI, I: 281]
  18. Ferohers tutelary angels. [Persian Myth.: LLEI, I: 328]
  19. fiery swords brandished by cherubim safeguarding tree of life. [O.T.: Genesis 3:24]
  20. Fisher King guardian of the Grail. [Ger. Legend, Parzival; Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 227]
  21. Fylgie guardian spirit assigned to each human for life. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 328]
  22. Garm ferocious watchdog at gate of Hell. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 328]
  23. guardian angel term for Christian namesake who watches over a young child. [Christianity: Misc.]
  24. Heimdall guardian of Bifrost; distinguished for acute vision and hearing. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 488]
  25. Ladon hundred-headed dragon; guarded apples of the Hesperides. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 145]
  26. lion sleeps with eyes open. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 59]
  27. Mahub Ali horse-dealer in charge of Kim. [Br. Lit.: Kim]
  28. Nana gentle old dog; guards the Darling children. [Br. Lit.: Peter Pan]
  29. Palace Guard, the sobriquet for the zealous spokesmen-defenders of the Nixon Administration. [Am. Hist.: The Palace Guard]
  30. palladium a “safeguard”; Troy believed safe while statue of Pallas Athene remained. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Espy, 40]
  31. raven guardian of the dead. [Christian Folklore: Mercatante, 159]
  32. Swiss Guards papal praetorian guard instituted by Julius II. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 218, 254]
  33. wyvern protector of treasure and wealth. [Heraldry: Halberts, 40]