Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mythology, a deity that presides over the waters, or over some particular body, stream, or fountain of water.
“Anon, when I gave birth to thee, because I felt shame of my sisters and my maiden years, I sent thee to the swirling stream of thy sire, the water-god; and Strymon did not entrust thy nurture to mortal hands, but to the fountain nymphs.”
“Kaluna came up just after we had crossed, undressed, made his clothes into a bundle, and got over amphibiously, leaping, swimming, and diving, looking like a water-god, with the horse and mule after him.”
“I began to be afraid that the miller must have failed in his stratagem against the water-god, and that, as I had read in”
“Perhaps that is why I want to go to England by water as if you were a water-god and could favour me.”
“I mounted on the broken water-god of a dry bath and leaped”
“O thou of fierce rays, this our (human) body dependeth on Varuna (the water-god)!”
“He went back to the house and told the family that the water-god was angry and had washed away all that he had hoped to have for the coming year.”
“And the family lived on in peace and happiness, as they had done before the water-god became angry with them.”
“Then Kuehleborn derides her and the attendants are about to seize him, in order to turn him out-of-doors, when the statue of the water-god breaks into fragments, while Kuehleborn stands in its place, the waters pouring down upon him.”
“And if the moon is supposed to affect his tides, that body becomes his water-god.”
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