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Adonia Adonis


~ ADONIA  myth> FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF ADONIS
~ ADONIS  id+ MORTAL AND SUPREME MASCULINE YOUTHFUL BEAUTY
          ..... deleted
  biol> bot ADONIDIA or A RED FLOWER CALLED ANEMONE
  myth> THE BELOVED AND FAVORITE MORTAL MALE OF
        APHRODITE or VENUS
  A BEING OF GREAT BEAUTY IN SOME VERSIONS SAID TO BE
  THE PRODUCT OF AN INCESTUOUS CONCEPTION
  perhaps A HERO OF SYRIAN ORIGIN
  ADONIS MAY DERIVE FROM     sug>    BESTOW
  Phoenician ADON = LORD     note sp DON = MASTER
  .... deleted               sug>    DONATE
  HESIOD [#] postulated that ADONIS was the SON of
  PHOENIX & ALPHESIBOEA
  ..... deleted
  lit+ " ... MAKING A PILLOW FOR HIM OF HER BREAST
         AND KISSES FOR HER STORY'S PUNCTUATION ... "
  VENUS WARNED ADONIS TO BE
  " ... BOLD AGAINST THE TIMID
  ... BUT AGAINST THE BOLD ONES
  BOLDNESS IS DANGEROUS ...
  BEAUTY AND YOUTH AND LOVE
  MAKE NO IMPRESSION ...
  ON ANIMAL EYES AND MINDS ... "
  in " VENUS AND ADONIS "     from the Metamorphoses by OVID [#]
  ..... deleted

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