Wealth (See also Luxury, Treasure.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Wealth (See also Luxury, Treasure.)


  1. Abu Dhabi Persian Gulf sheikdom overflowing with petrodollars. [Mid-East Hist.: NCE, 9]
  2. Big Daddy wealthy Mississippi landowner of humble origins. [Am. Lit.: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]
  3. black and gold symbol of financial prosperity. [Heraldry: Jobes, 222]
  4. buttercup traditional symbol of wealth. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 167]
  5. Cave of Mammon abode of god of riches. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  6. Corinth ancient Greek city; one of wealthiest and most powerful. [Gk. Hist. and Myth.: Zimmerman, 69]
  7. Croesus Lydian king; name became synonymous with riches. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 69]
  8. Dives rich man who ignored poor man’s plight; sent to Hell. [N.T.: Luke 16:19–31]
  9. Erichthonius world’s richest man in classical times. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 91]
  10. Fortunatus’ purse luckless man receives gift of inexhaustible purse. [Ital. Fairy Tale: LLEI, I: 286]
  11. Fuggers 16th-century German financiers. [Ger. Hist.: NCE, 1023–1024]
  12. Hughes, Howard (1905–1976) eccentric millionaire; lived as recluse. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1284]
  13. Midas Phrygian king; whatever he touched became gold. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 24]
  14. Plutus god of wealth: blind (indiscriminate); lame (slow to accumulate); and winged (quick to disappear). [Gk. Lit.: Plutus]
  15. Rockefeller, John D(avison) (1839–1937) oil magnate; name has become synonymous with “rich.” [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 431]
  16. Solomon fabulous riches garnered from gifts and tolls. [O.T.: I Kings 10:14–25]
  17. Timon rich Athenian; ruined by his prodigal generosity to friends. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
  18. turquoise seeing turquoise after a new moon brings wealth. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 345]
  19. Warbucks, Daddy adventurous soldier of fortune and richest man in world. [Comics: “Little Orphan Annie” in Horn, 459]
  20. wheat stalk traditional symbol of wealth. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]

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