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Darts and javelins
Darts and javelins have exactly the same symbolism as the Arrow.
Apollo was also known as ‘far darter’, a dart being an alternative to an arrow.
Loving Homer as I do, I hardly like to say that in attributing these feelings to Achilles, or in believing that they are truly attributed to him, he is guilty of downright impiety. As little can I believe the narrative of his insolence to Apollo, where he says,
'Thou hast wronged me, O far-darter, most abominable of deities. Verily I would be even with thee, if I had only the power;'
The concept of going as fast or flying as fast as a dart gives us the English word darting about…
Homer – The Odyssey
This was what Minerva was already eager to bring about, so down she darted from off the topmost summits of Olympus.
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