Wisdom (See also Genius.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Wisdom (See also Genius.)

  1. Amenhotep (fl. 14th century B.C.) pictured as bearded man holding papyrus roll. [Ancient Egypt. Art: Parrinder, 18]
  2. Athena (Rom. Minerva) goddess of wisdom. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 713]
  3. Augustine, St. (354–430) patron saint of scholars; voluminous theological author. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 384–385]
  4. Balder most beautiful, luminescent, and wise god. [Norse Myth.: Parrinder, 40]
  5. blue salvia traditional symbol of wisdom; indicates mature judgment. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  6. Bodhi knowledge by which one attains Nirvana. [Buddhism: Parrinder, 48]
  7. Bragi god of wisdom, poetry, and eloquence. [Norse Myth: Parrinder, 50]
  8. Chiron knowledgeable Centaur; instructed Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
  9. Confucius (551–479 B.C.) Chinese philosopher and writer. [Chinese Hist.: Parrinder, 65]
  10. Enki god of wisdom; counterpart of Akkadian Ea. [Sumerian Myth.: Parrinder, 90]
  11. Fudo Japanese god of wisdom. [Jap. Myth.: Leach, 427]
  12. Ganesha wisdom god having a human body and an elephant head. [Hindu Myth.: Leach, 440]
  13. gold symbol of sagacity. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 356]
  14. Hiawatha “wise man”; legendary founder of Iroquois Confederacy. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 229; Am. Lit.: “Hiawatha” in Benét, 466]
  15. Jerome, St. Latin doctor of Church; preeminent biblical scholar. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 185]
  16. Mimir guardian of well of wit and wisdom. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 244]
  17. Nebo god of sagacity; inventor of writing. [Babyl. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 749]
  18. Nestor sage counselor and just king of Pylos. [Gk. Hist.: Wheeler, 257; Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  19. Odin god; drank from fountain, became all-knowing. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 774]
  20. owl associated with Athena, goddess of wisdom. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 231]
  21. Plato (427–347 B.C.) Greek philosopher revered for wisdom. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 2165]
  22. Sarastro High Priest represents benevolent guidance. [Ger. Opera: Mozart The Magic Flute in Benét, 619]
  23. scroll early form of manuscript; symbolic of learning. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 85]
  24. Socrates (469–399 B.C.) wise and respected teacher adept at developing latent ideas. [Gk. Hist.: EB, 16: 1001–1005]
  25. Solomon invested by God with unprecedented sagacity. [O.T.: I Kings 3:7–13; 4:29–34]
  26. tree of the knowledge of good and evil eat of its fruit and know all. [O. T.: Genesis 2:9; 3:6]
  27. white mulberry traditional symbol of wisdom. [Tree Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]