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


  1. Aaron’s rod flowering rod proved him to be God’s choice. [O.T.: Numbers 17:8]
  2. Agnes, St. hair grew to cover nakedness. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 76–77]
  3. Anthony of Padua, St. believed to have preached effectively to school of fishes. [Christian Legend: Benét, 39]
  4. Cana at wedding feast, Christ turns water into wine. [N.T.: John 2:1–11]
  5. deus ex machina improbable agent introduced to solve a dilemma. [Western Drama: LLEI, I: 279]
  6. Elais produced olive oil from ground by touch. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 86]
  7. Euphemus Argonaut; could cross water without getting wet. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 95 ]
  8. Geppetto his wish fulfilled when marionette becomes real boy. [Children’s Lit.: Pinocchio; Am. Cinema: Pinocchio in Disney Films, 32–37]
  9. Holy Grail chalice enabled Sir Galahad to heal a cripple. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
  10. Jesus Christ as son of God, performed countless miracles. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]
  11. loaves and fishes Jesus multiplies fare for his following. [N.T.: Matthew 14:15–21; John 6:5–14]
  12. Lourdes underground spring revealed to Bernadette Soubirous in visions (1858); major pilgrimage site. [Fr. Hist.: EB, VI: 352; Am. Lit.: Song of Bernadette; Am. Cinema: The Song of Bernadette in Halliwell, 670]
  13. Marah undrinkably bitter waters, sweetened by Moses. [O.T.: Exodus 15:23–25]
  14. Miracle on 34th Street Santa Claus comes to New York. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 493]
  15. parting of the Pamphylean Sea Alexander’s hosts traverse sea in Persian march. [Class. Hist.: Gaster, 238]
  16. parting of the Red Sea divinely aided, Moses parts the waters for an Israelite escape. [O.T.: Exodus 14:15–31]
  17. rod of Moses transforms into serpent, then back again. [O.T.: Exodus 4:24]
  18. Tannhäuser as a sign that the Pope should absolve him, the papal scepter suddenly sprouts green leaves. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]