Omen (See also Prophecy.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Omen (See also Prophecy.)

  1. Amasis’ ring discarded ring turns up predicting Polycrates’ death. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 28]
  2. handwriting on the wall Daniel interprets supernatural sign as Belshazzar’s doom. [O.T.: Daniel 5:25–28]
  3. huma oriental bird; every head over which its shadow passes was believed destined to wear a crown. [Ind. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 472]
  4. Ides of March 15 March; prophesied as fateful for Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
  5. merrow Irish mermaid; her appearance signifies coming storms. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 290–294]
  6. Mother Carey’s chickens stormy petrels; believed by sailors to be harbingers of storms. [Marine Folklore: Wheeler, 251]
  7. raven often presages death or catastrophe. [Animal Folklore: Jobes, 213]
  8. waff wraith whose appearance portends death. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 425]
  9. white-winged crow bird of evil omen. [Chinese Folklore: Jobes, 388]
  10. Wotan’s ravens of misfortune, usually fatal. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Westerman, 245]