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Ovid - Metamorphoses - Old Aeson restor'd to Youth

Identifier

002569

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Ovid gained from friendship and companionship which is under the generic heading of reducing threats

A description of the experience

Ovid Metamorphoses - Old Aeson restor'd to Youth

Thus was her enterprise resolved; but still
Three tedious nights are wanting to fulfil
The circling crescents of the increasing moon;
Then, in the height of her nocturnal noon,
Medea steals from court; her ankles bare,
Her garments closely girt, but loose her hair;
Thus sally'd, like a solitary sprite,
She traverses the terrors of the night.
 
Men, beasts, and birds in soft repose lay charmed,
No boisterous wind the mountain-woods alarmed;
Nor did those walks of love, the myrtle-trees,
Of amorous Zephyr hear the whispering breeze;
All elements chained in inactive rest,
No sense but what the twinkling stars expressed;
To them (that only waked) she rears her arm,
And thus commences her mysterious charms

The source of the experience

Ovid

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Spell

Symbols

Hair
Myrtle

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

References