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

  1. Adonis vegetation god, reborn each spring. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 10]
  2. Alcestis after dying in place of her husband, she is brought back from the dead by Heracles. [Gk. Drama: Alcestis]
  3. Amys and Amyloun sacrificed children are restored to life. [Medieval Legend: Benét, 31]
  4. Bran god whose cauldron restored the dead to life. [Welsh Myth.: Jobes, 241]
  5. Dorcas raised from the dead by St. Peter. [N.T.: Acts 9:36–42]
  6. Drusiana restored to life by John the Evangelist. [Christian Hagiog.: Golden Legend]
  7. Dumuzi god of regeneration and resurrection. [Sumerian Myth.: Jobes, 476]
  8. egg symbol of Christ’s resurrection. [Art: Hall, 110]
  9. Elijah breathes life back into child. [O.T.: I Kings 17:18]
  10. Fisher King old, maimed king whose restoration symbolizes the return of spring vegetation. [Medieval Legend: T. S. Eliot The Waste Land in Norton Literature]
  11. Jairus’ daughter Christ raises her from the dead. [N.T.: Mat-thew 9:18–19; Mark 5:21–24; Luke 8:40–42]
  12. Jesus Christ arose from the dead three days after His crucifix-ion. [N.T.: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20]
  13. Lazarus Jesus calls him back to life from the tomb. [N.T.: John 11:43–44]
  14. McGee, Sam Tennessee native freezes to death in Alaska but is brought back to life in the cremation furnace. [Am. Poetry: Service “The Cremation of Sam McGee”]
  15. phoenix fabled bird, rises from its ashes. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 829; Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 76]
  16. pomegranate bursting with seed, it symbolizes open tomb. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 77]
  17. scarab symbol for Ra, sun-god; reborn each day. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 180]
  18. Thammuz god died annually and rose each spring. [Babyl. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
  19. widow’s son of Nain touched by mother’s grief, Christ brings him back to life. [N.T.: Luke 7:11–17]