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

  1. Agraeus epithet of Apollo, meaning “hunter.” [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 26]
  2. Agrotera epithet of Artemis, meaning “huntress.” [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 32]
  3. Artemis (Rom. Diana) moon goddess; virgin huntress. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 36]
  4. Atalanta famous huntress; slew the Centaurs. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 87]
  5. Britomartis Cretan nymph; goddess of hunters and fishermen. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
  6. Calydonian boar hunt famed hunt of Greek legend. [Class. Myth: Metamorphoses]
  7. Green Hills of Africa portrays big game-hunting coupled with literary digressions. [Am. Lit.: Green Hills of Africa]
  8. Hubert, St. patron saint; encountered stag with cross in horns. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 473–474]
  9. Jorrocks irrepressible pseudo-aristocratic cockney huntsman. [Br. Lit.: Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollies]
  10. NRA (National Rifle Association of America) organization that encourages sharpshooting and use of firearms for hunting. [Am. Pop. Culture: NCE, 1895]
  11. Nimrod Biblical hunter of great prowess. [O.T.: Genesis 10:9; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
  12. Orion hunter who pursued the Pleiades. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman 184–185]
  13. Sagittarius the Archer of the Zodiac; used occasionally to symbolize hunting. [Astrology: Payton, 594]
  14. Stymphalian birds venomous Arcadian flock shot by Hercules; sixth Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  15. “tally ho” traditional rallying cry in English fox hunts. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]