Love's Labour's Lost
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Love's Labour's Lost Allusions & Cultural References
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
- Cupid (2.1.39) – the god of love. Kind of the patron saint of this play.
- Nestor (4.3.39) – a kind King
- Argus (3.1.76) – a giant with 100 eyes
- Jove (4.3.36) – god of sky and thunder
- http://www.pantheon.org/articles/j/juno.html (4.3.36) – goddess of marriage
- Prometheus (4.3.93) – stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals
- Apollo (4.3.93) – god of light, the sun, the arts
- The Sphinx (4.3.93) – a mysterious, riddling lion with a human head
- Mercury (5.2.401) – messenger god
- Ajax (4.3.1) – famous warrior
- Hector (5.2.247) – famous warrior, Ajax's foe
- Hercules (1.2.40)