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

  1. Ancaeus prophecy that he would not live to taste the wine from his vineyards is fulfilled. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 32]
  2. augurs Roman officials who interpreted omens. [Rom. Hist.: Parrinder, 34]
  3. Balaam vaticinally speaks with Jehovah’s voice. [O.T.: Numbers 23:8–10; 24:18–24]
  4. banshee Irish spirit who foretells death. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 14–16]
  5. Belshazzar’s Feast disembodied hand foretells Belshazzar’s death. [O.T.: Daniel 5]
  6. Brave New World picture of world’s condition 600 years from now. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
  7. Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary or Martha Burke, 1852–1903) mannish prophetess of doom. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 71]
  8. Calchas declares that Iphigenia must be sacrificed to appease Artemis and ensure the Greeks’ safe passage to Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 261]
  9. Calpurnia sees bloody statue of Julius in dream. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
  10. Carmen the cards repeatedly spell her death. [Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
  11. Cassandra always accurate but fated to be disbelieved, predicts doom of Troy to brother, Hector. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida; Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 57]
  12. Cumaean sibyl to discover future, leads Aeneas to Hades. [Gk. Lit.: Aeneid]
  13. Delphi ancient oracular center near Mt. Parnassus. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 74; Jobes, 428]
  14. Dodona oldest oracle of Zeus in Greece. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 83]
  15. Ezekiel priest and prophet to the Jews during Babylonian captivity. [O.T.: Ezekiel]
  16. Golden Cockerel its crowing predicts either peace or disaster. [Russ. Opera: Rimsky-Korsakov, Coq d’Or, Westerman, 392]
  17. Guardian Black Dog sinister omen of death. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 207–208]
  18. haruspices ancient Etruscan seers who divined the future from the entrails of animals. [Rom. Hist.: EB, IV: 933]
  19. Huldah tells of impending disaster for the idolatrous. [O.T.: II Kings 22:14–19]
  20. I Ching a book of divination and speculations. [Chinese Lit.: I Ching]
  21. Isaiah foretells fall of Jerusalem; prophet of doom. [O.T.: Isaiah]
  22. Jeremiah the Lord’s herald. [O.T.: Jeremiah]
  23. John the Baptist foretells the coming of Jesus. [N.T.: Luke 3:16]
  24. Joseph predicted famine from Pharaoh’s dreams. [O.T.: Genesis 41:25–36]
  25. Mopsus seer who interpreted the words of the Argo’s talking prow. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 684]
  26. Muhammad (570–632) the prophet of Islam. [Islam. Hist.: NCE, 1854]
  27. Nostradamus (1503–1566) startlingly accurate French astrologer and physician. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1969]
  28. pythoness priestess of Apollo, the Delphic Oracle, endowed with prophetic powers. [Gk. Hist.: Collier’s, VII, 682]
  29. Rocking-Horse Winner, The a small boy predicts winners in horse races through the medium of a demonic rocking horse. [Br. Lit.: D. H. Lawrence The Rocking-Horse Winner in Benét, 866]
  30. Sibyllae women endowed with prophetic powers who interceded with gods for men. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 239]
  31. Sibylline Books nine tomes foretelling Rome’s future. [Rom. Leg.: Brewer Dictionary]
  32. Smith, Joseph Mormon prophet; professed visions of new faith. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 467]
  33. Smith, Valentine Michael messianic Martian shows earthlings the way. [Am. Lit.: Stranger in a Strange Land]
  34. sortes (Homericae, Virgilianae, Biblicae) fortune-telling by taking random passages from a book (as Iliad, Aeneid, or the Bible). [Eur. Culture: Collier’s, VII, 683]
  35. Sosostris, Madame “the wisest woman in Europe,” cleverly interprets the Tarot cards. [Br. Poetry: T. S. Eliot “The Waste Land”]
  36. Tarot cards used to tell fortunes. [Magic: Brewer Dictionary, 1063]
  37. Tiresias blind and greatest of all mythological prophets. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255; Gk. Lit.: Antigone; Odyssey; Oedipus Tyrannus]
  38. Ulrica foretells Gustavus’ murder by his friend Anckarstrom. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, Masked Ball, Westerman, 313–315]
  39. voice … crying in the wilderness John the Baptist, in reference to his prophecy of the coming of Christ. [N.T.: Matthew 3:3]
  40. Weird Sisters three witches who set Macbeth agog with prophecies of kingship. [Br. Lit.: Macbeth]

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