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who have their names placed in eternal memory.

Original French:  qui ont leurs noms mis en memoire eternelle.

Modern French:  qui ont leurs noms mis en memoire eternelle.



Notes

Balanus

Balanus

Ortus sanitatis. Mainz, Germany: Jacob Meydenbach, 1491. 32v. University of Cambridge Digital Library

Balanus (text)

Balanus (text)

Ortus sanitatis. Mainz, Germany: Jacob Meydenbach, 1491. 32v. University of Cambridge Digital Library

qui ont leurs noms mis en memoire eternelle

Athénée, Le Banquet des sophistes, III, lxxviiil; les Hamadryades, filles d’Oxylus et de sa sœur Hamadryas, étaient huit divinités des arbres.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Œuvres complètes. Mireille Huchon, editor. Paris: Gallimard, 1994. p. 507, n. 1.

Oxylus et les hamadryas

D’après Athénée, Banquet des Sophistes, III, 78. Oxylos, fils d’Oréios, épousa sa propre sœur et eut avec elle des nymphes d’arbres ou hamadryades: Carya, Balanos, Crania, Moréa, Aegiros, Ptéléa, Ampélos, Sycé. La fénabrègue, ou fabréguier, est le micocoulier.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Le Tiers Livre. Edition critique. Jean Céard, editor. Librarie Général Français, 1995. p. 462.

Hamadryad

A hamadryad is a Greek mythological being that lives in trees. They are a particular type of dryad, which are a particular type of nymph. Hamadryads are born bonded to a certain tree. Some believe that hamadryads are the actual tree, while normal dryads are simply the entities, or spirits, of the trees. If the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For that reason, dryads and the gods punished any mortals who harmed trees. The Deipnosophistae of Athenaeus lists eight hamadryads, the daughters of Oxylus and Hamadryas:
• Karya (walnut or hazelnut)
• Balanos (oak)
• Kraneia (dogwood)
• Morea (mulberry)
• Aigeiros (black poplar)
• Ptelea (elm)
• Ampelos (vines, especially Vitis)
• Syke (fig)

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