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


  1. Aethalides herald of the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 11]
  2. Alden, John (1599–1687) speaks to Priscilla Mullins for Miles Standish. [Am. Lit.: “The Courtship of Miles Standish” in Hart, 188–189]
  3. caduceus Mercury’s staff; symbol of messengers. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 266–267]
  4. dove sent by Noah to see if the waters were abated; returns with an olive leaf. [O.T.: Genesis 8:8–11]
  5. eagle symbolic carrier of God’s word to all. [Christian Symbol-ism: Appleton, 35]
  6. Gabriel announces births of Jesus and John the Baptist. [N.T.: Luke 1:19, 26]
  7. Hermes (Rom. Mercury) messenger of the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler Dictionary, 240]
  8. Iris messenger of the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 130; Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  9. Irus real name was Arnaeus; messenger of Penelope’s suitors. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  10. Munin and Hugin Odin’s two ravens; brought him news from around world. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 761]
  11. Nasby nickname for U.S. postmasters. [Am. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 745–746]
  12. Pheidippides ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to carry news of Greek defeat of Persians. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]
  13. Pony Express speedy relay mail-carrying system of 1860s. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 276]
  14. Reuters news agency; established as telegraphic and pigeon post bureau (1851). [Br. Hist.: Benét, 852]
  15. Revere, Paul (1735–1818) warned colonials of British advance (1775). [Am. Hist.: 425–426]
  16. staff symbolic of a courier on a mission. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 4]
  17. Stickles, Jeremy messenger for the king of England (1880s). [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
  18. Strogoff, Michael courier of the czar. [Fr. Lit.: Michael Strogoff]
  19. thorn the messenger of Satan. [N.T.: II Corinthians 12:7]
  20. Western Union company founded in 1851; provides telegraphic service in U.S. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2958]