Myrmidons

   From Greek mythology, this old race was started when Zeus changed ants into people.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

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  • Myrmidons — anc. peuple de Thessalie qui, selon la légende, serait issu de fourmis que Zeus transforma en êtres humains …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Myrmidons — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Myrmidon (homonymie). Les Myrmidons (en grec ancien Μυρμιδόνες / Myrmidónes, de μύρμηξ / mýrmex qui veut dire « fourmi ») sont un peuple mythique de Grèce. Dans l’Iliade d Homère ils participent à la …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Myrmidons — For other uses, see Myrmidon (disambiguation). The Myrmidons or Myrmidones (Greek: Μυρμιδόνες) were legendary people of Greek history. They were very brave and skilled warriors commanded by Achilles,[1] as described in Homer s Iliad. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • MYRMIDONS —     ant men, so called because Zeus was said to have peopled Thessaly, from which originally they came, by transforming ants into men; they were the people of Ægina, whose warriors followed Achilles to the siege of Troy …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • myrmidons — myr·mi·don || mÉœrmɪdÉ™n / mɜː n. soldier who obeys his commander unquestioningly; person who follows his leader without hesitation regardless of the circumstances …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myrmidons of the law — plural noun (facetious) Policemen, bailiffs, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑Myrmidon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Les Myrmidons — est une tragédie perdue d Eschyle, connue uniquement par quelques fragments. Son style y est très proche de celui d Homère. Sommaire 1 Extraits 2 Notes et références 3 Annexes 3.1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Achilleis (trilogy) — Priam (right) entering the hut of Achilles in his effort to ransom the body of Hector. The figure at left is probably one of Achilles servant boys. (Attic red figure kylix of the early fifth century BCE) The Achilleis (after the Ancient Greek… …   Wikipedia

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  • Troy (film) — Infobox Film name = Troy caption = Troy Theatrical Poster director = Wolfgang Petersen producer = Wolfgang Petersen Diana Rathbun Colin Wilson Plan B writer = David Benioff starring = Brad Pitt Eric Bana Orlando Bloom Brian Cox Sean Bean Peter O… …   Wikipedia

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