Healing (See also Medicine.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Healing (See also Medicine.)


  1. Achilles’ spear had power to heal whatever wound it made. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  2. Agamede Augeas’ daughter; noted for skill in using herbs for healing. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 11]
  3. Ahmed, Prince possessed apple of Samarkand; cure for all diseases. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  4. Amahl cripple cured by accompanying Magi to the Christ child. [Am. Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Benét, 28]
  5. Ananias Lord’s disciple restores Saul’s vision. [N.T.: Acts 9:17 19]
  6. balm in Gilead metaphorical cure for sins of the Israelites. [O.T.: Jeremiah 8:22]
  7. Bethesda Jerusalem pool, believed to have curative powers. [N.T.: John 5:2–4]
  8. copper Indian talisman to prevent cholera. [Ind. Myth.: Jobes, 369]
  9. coral cures madness; stanches blood from wound. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 68]
  10. emerald relieves diseases of the eye. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
  11. Jesus’s five cures he makes blind beggars see. [N.T.: Matthew 9:27–31, 20:31–34; Mark 10:46–52; Luke 18:35–43; John 9:1—34]
  12. sweet fennel said to remedy blindness and cataracts. [Herb Symbolism; Flora Symbolica, 164]