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

  1. Achilles warrior vulnerable only in his heel. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 4]
  2. Antaeus only vulnerable if not touching ground. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 151]
  3. Balder conquerable only with mistletoe. [Norse Myth.: Walsh Classical, 43]
  4. Diarmuid Irish Achilles, killed through cunning Fionn’s deceit. [Irish Myth.: Jobes, 443; Parrinder, 79]
  5. Maginot Line French fortification zone along German border; thought impregnable before WWII. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1658]
  6. Samson strength derived from his hair; betrayed by Delilah. [O.T.: Judges 16]
  7. Siegfried vulnerable in only one spot on his back. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Westerman, 245]
  8. Siegfried Line German fortification zone opposite the Maginot Line between Germany and France. [Ger. Hist.: WB, 17: 370]
  9. Superman invulnerable except for Kryptonite. [TV: “The Adventures of Superman” in Terrace, I, 38; Comics: Horn, 642]

Vulgarity (See COARSENESS.)