Magic (See also Enchantment.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Magic (See also Enchantment.)


  1. Aladdin’s lamp when rubbed, genie appears, grants possessor’s wishes. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  2. Armida’s girdle enabled the enchantress to know and do whatever she willed. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
  3. Bleys magician who taught Merlin arts of sorcery. [Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 57]
  4. Gandalf wizard with special control over fire. [Br. Lit.: J. R. R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings]
  5. Houdini, Harry (1874–1926) famous turn of century American magician and escape artist. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1275]
  6. magic carpet flew King Solomon and his court wherever he commanded the wind to take it. [Moslem Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 177]
  7. Magus, The millionaire living on a Greek island magically manipulates an unhappy young Englishman through bewildering experiences into self-awareness. [Br. Lit.: Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
  8. Merlin prince of magicians. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
  9. Open, Sesame! formula that opens the door to the robber’s cave. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  10. Prospero uses magic to achieve ends. [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
  11. Skidbladnir ship large enough to hold all the gods and their possessions, yet so skillfully wrought by dwarves that it could be folded and pocketed. [Scand. Myth.: Bulfinch]
  12. wild ass’s skin assures the fulfillment of its possessor’s wishes, but with a fatal result. [Fr. Lit.: Balzac The Wild Ass’s Skin in Magill II, 1133]

Magnificence (See SPLENDOR.)