Sentence Examples with the word messenger

As the rainbow unites earth and heaven, Iris is the messenger of the gods to men; in this capacity she is mentioned frequently in the Iliad, but never in the Odyssey, where Hermes takes her place.

Knocking jarred him as he read, and he hid the book beneath a pillow before allowing Hilden's chosen messenger to enter.

On the 9th of February a messenger from Kofi Karikari overtook Sir Garnet, who on the 13th at Fomana received the Ashanti envoys.

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So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.

It is equally impossible to give a general survey of the purposes of sacrifice; not only are they too numerous but it is rare to find any but mixed forms; the scapegoat, for example, is also a messenger to the dead, and its flesh is eaten by the sacrificers.

Tradition centres rather upon the fox (kitsune) and the badger (mujina), which are credited with supernatural powers, the former being worshipped as the messenger of the harvest god, while the latter is regarded as a mischievous rollicker.

They emerged from the dungeon and returned to the banquet hall, where a messenger stood beside Memon.

He is the keeper of heaven's secrets and acts as messenger between gods and men.

If they came from someone other than the man who'd supported his father and grandfather, he'd disregard the warning and have the messenger killed.

At the chief entrance to the palace, however, an official came running out to meet him, and learning that he was a special messenger led him to another entrance.