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

  1. Ali Baba uses magic to find thieves’ storehouse of booty. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”]
  2. Comstock Lode richest silver vein in world. [Amer. Hist.: Flexner, 177]
  3. Dantés, Edmond digs up the treasure revealed to him by a dying fellow prisoner. [Fr. Lit.: Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo]
  4. El Dorado legendary land of gold in South America. [Span. Myth.: NCE, 846]
  5. Fort Knox U.S. depository of gold bullion. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 984]
  6. forty-niners participants in California gold rush of 1849. [Am. Hist.: LLEI, I: 270]
  7. Golconda fabled Indian city, meaning “source of great wealth.” [Indian Hist.: NCE, 1101]
  8. gold bug leads to finding of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Gold Bug”]
  9. Golden Fleece fleece of pure gold from a winged ram, stolen from Colchis by Jason and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 406]
  10. Kidd, Captain (c. 1645–1701) pirate captures prizes and buries treasure. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 444]
  11. King Solomon’s mines in Africa; search for legendary lost treasure of King Solomon. [Br. Lit.: King Solomon’s Mines]
  12. Legrand, William uncovers chest of gold by deciphering parchment. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Gold Bug”]
  13. Mother Lode name applied to gold-mining region of California. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 569]
  14. Nibelung, the more gold and jewels than wagons could carry. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
  15. Nostromo inadvertently gains hoard of silver ingots. [Br. Lit.: Nostromo]
  16. Ophir Red Sea area noted for gold. [O.T.: I Kings 9:28; 10:11; 22:48]
  17. Sutter’s Mill site of first strike precipitating Gold Rush. [Am. Hist. Flexner, 175]
  18. Treasure Island search for buried treasure ignited by discovery of ancient map. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
  19. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The in Mexico, written by the reclusive, pseudonymous B. Traven. [Am. and Mex. Lit.: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre]