Abdullam is a cave in which King David took refuge when he was being persecuted by Saul. Abdullam can mean refuge. God Jehovah Jesus is my Abdullam.
Aegeus in Greek mythology stands for woe and despair. Many a time in my walk of life I have encountered an Aegeus.
Aeolus in Greek Mythology stands for winds. Let the Aeolus of fortune strike on me.
Aesculapius is represented by a serpent on a staff. It is the emblem for medicine. Aids and the Corona virus have escaped the clutches of Aesculapius.
Aesop’s Fables refers to morality tales where animals play the role of humans. George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an Aesopian which ridicules the political system of communism.
Aganippe is a spring sacred to the Muses for inspiration. Let the poet and bard, drink the waters of Aganippe.
Agnicourt refers to a battle made by the France and England and in it both the parties suffered heavy losses. Sometimes I have to tame and tame the Agincourt within me.
Ahab was a wicked king who married Jezebel and she encouraged him to idolatry. Ahab stands for wickedness. The military weapons made by humanity sound their doom as Ahab.
There is a mention of Xerxes in the Old Testament having been betrothed to Esther. Esther pleaded with him to free the Jews from the conspiratorial plans hatched by Haman. Esther stands for persuasion and negotiation. The World Democracies are an Esther of participation.
Ahriman is Satan in the religion of Zoroastrianism. Some people pay homage in the form of idolatry to Ahriman.
Aladdin’s Cave is a well known Arabian Night’s Story. Aladdin’s cave stands for affluence and riches. Who would not want an Aladdin’s Cave in their lives?
Alamo is used for a rallying cry. I utter Alamo to remove all negative thoughts and fill my mind with Alamo of positivity.
Aalstor is a supernatural figure who avenges a crime. The Supreme Court of India became an Alastor committing all offenders of rape to death.
Albion is a poetic name for Great Britain. Oh Albion, I revere you for bequeathing me the English Language.
Alcibiades was an Athenian General known for his debauchery. I have no panacea for the Alcibiades in me.
Alexander is a political mogul who had vast stretch of Empire. Alexander can mean a vast empire. The British was an Alexander having its colonies in Asia, Africa and South America.
Horatio Alger is an author who wrote rags to riches stories. In my life I wish to be a Horatio Alger.
Mohammed Ali is a well known boxer who won the world title for boxing many years. Catchy is his phrase: ‘I am the Greatest’. It is better to be humble and modest rather than being a Mohammad Ali.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is an all familiar story and it means a life of fun and fantasy. All of us have a subjective mytho- poetic Alice in Wonderland self.
Alibaba is an all too familiar Arabian Night’s story. Alibaba overhears the password to open the cave where thieves had hidden their loot and he became famous and wealthy. Alibaba stands for wealth and fortune and fame. I hope 2020 will be an Alibaba for me.
Amalakites were a nomadic tribe who were constantly bickering with Israel. Amalakites stands for treachery and hostility. India and its various political parties ignored the Amalakite syndrome while fighting the corona virus.
Amazon refers to a warrior woman. The lady, the boss in Mind Your Language acted as an Amazon.
Ambrosia is the nectar of the gods. The belief that if we drink Ambrosia and get eternal life is a fallacy.
Idi Amin the Ugandan dictator stands for a ruthless tryrant. Behind democratic gardens, Modi is an Idi Amin when it comes to persecuting minorities. Hitler was an Idi Amin of his times.
Anak was the son of Anakim a gigantic race. The US basketball players are Anaks.
Ananias in the New Testament is the husband of Sapphiria who kept back some money to be given as an offering to God. For that he was punished by God and died. Ananias can be used to describe a cheat. Many a time in my life, I have been an Ananias.
The Rime of an Ancient Mariner
The Rime of an Ancient Mariner is a leitmotif in Coleridge’s poem. The albatross a talisman of Good Luck is shot down by the mariner and a curse falls on him. The Rime of an Ancient Mariner stands for a curse. No one in the world would wish to have the Rime of an Ancient Mariner.
Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson can be alluded to a master teller of fairy tales. Tales of today don’t reach the quintessential art of Hans Christian Anderson.
Angel of Death
Angel of Death has the symbolism of a skeleton. I prefer to have an angel of life than an angel of death. Angel of death is a leitmotif for tragic stories. Angel of Death is capturing many afflicted with the Corona Virus.
Aphrodite is the well known Greek Goddess of Beauty. Oh bards, how melodiously you exalt Aphrodite.
Apocalypse refers to the last book of the Bible: revelation. It talks of the final day, the judgment and redemption. Apocalyptic literature shows the sign of end times.
Apollo stands for the SUN and also Music. Nietzsche has said that art is formed when the Apollonian (melody) and the Dionysian (rhythm, beat) elements merge.