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Icarus (Greek mythology)

Son of the supreme inventor and craftsman DAEDALUS , borne to him by a slave-girl while he was living at the court of MINOS , king of Crete. When


[Gr. eikon=image], single image created as a focal point of religious veneration, especially a painted or carved portable object of the Orthodox

Open Iconography

( ì´´kŏnŏg'rəfē ) [Gr.,=image-drawing] or iconology [Gr.,=image-study], in art history, the study and interpretation of figural representations,


In religious belief, a state of perpetual or eternal life attributed to divine beings, mythical or angelic. A belief in immortality is common to many

Open Imp

A small demonic spirit, thought to be mischievous rather than genuinely evil. An imp is a small demonic spirit. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon

Open Inanna (Sumerian deity)
Inanna (Sumerian deity)

Inanna was the most powerful goddess of Sumeria, the ancient civilization that emerged during the fourth millennium BCE in the area of Mesopotamia

Open Iphigenia (Greek mythology)
Iphigenia (Greek mythology)

In Greek mythology, Iphigeneia was taken by her father, Agamemnon, to be sacrificed to the goddess Artemis. In most versions of the story, Artemis

Open Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian deity)

Ishtar was the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love and war. She was closely associated with the Sumerian goddess Inanna. Sometimes her father was