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

  1. abominable snowmen the yeti of Tibet; believed to exist, yet no sure knowledge concerning them. [Asian Hist.: Wallechinsky, 443–444]
  2. Bermuda Triangle section of North Atlantic where many planes and ships have mysteriously disappeared. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 1007]
  3. Big Foot (Sasquatch) man ape similar to the yeti; reputed to have been seen in northwestern U.S. [Am. Hist.: “Yeti” in Wallechinsky, 443–444]
  4. closed book medieval symbolism for the unknown. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 13]
  5. Dark Lady, The mentioned in Shakespeare’s later sonnets; she has never been positively identified. [Br. Lit.: Century Cyclopedia, I: 1191]
  6. E = mc2 physical law of mass and energy; arcanum to layman. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 298]
  7. Easter Island’s statues origin and meaning of more than two hundred statues remain unknown. [World Hist.: Wallechinsky, 443]
  8. Eleusinian Mysteries ancient religious rites; its secrets have never been discovered. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 305]
  9. Lady or the Tiger, The Stockton’s tale never reveals which fate awaits the youth who dared fall in love with the king’s daughter. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 559]
  10. Loch Ness monster supposed sea serpent dwelling in lake. [Scot. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 443]
  11. Man in the Iron Mask mysterious prisoner in reign of Louis XIV, condemned to wear black mask at all times. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 460]
  12. Mary Celeste ship found in mid-Atlantic with sails set, crew missing (1872). [Br. Hist.: Espy, 337]
  13. Mona Lisa enigmatic smile beguiles and bewilders. [Ital. Art: Wallechinsky, 190]
  14. Roanoke fate of colony has never been established (1580s). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 430]
  15. Sphinx half woman, half lion; poser of almost unanswerable riddle. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 258; Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
  16. Stonehenge huge monoliths with lintels in Wiltshire, England, have long confounded modern man as to purpose. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 442]
  17. U.F.O. unexplained and unidentified flying object. [Science: Brewer Dictionary, 1112]