eidôlon

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eidôlon (plural eidôla or eidôlons)

  1. Alternative spelling of eidolon
    • 1853, George Grote, History of Greece, page #485:
      So in regard to the legends of Greece, — Troy, Thêbes, the Argonauts, the Boar of Kalydôn, Hêraklês, Thêseus, Œdipus, — the conviction still holds in men’s minds, that there must be something true at the bottom ; and many readers of this work may be displeased, I fear, not to see conjured up before them the Eidôlon of an authentic history, even though the vital spark of evidence be altogether wanting.