OMEN: A miraculous sign, a natural disaster, or a disturbance in nature that reveals the will of the gods in the arena of politics or social behavior or predicts a coming change in human history.
Greek culture held that if the gods were upset, they might visit the lands with monsters, ghosts, floods, storms, and grotesque miracles to reveal their displeasure.
, this punctuation mark looks much like a Christian cross.
Older texts used this mark to indicate a digression or extraneous text moved out of the main body of the essay and relocated at the bottom of the page as a sidenote.
If more than one such section needed such relocation, the second passage was marked by a "double dagger" that looked like two crosses attached together along the vertical line of the crosses.
The obelisk has fallen out of common use today, as most modern editors prefer using footnotes.
Freud coined the phrase from the myth of Oedipus, the doomed Greek hero.
In Oedipus's infancy, prophets predicted that he would kill his own father and marry his mother.
He probably wrote "The Book of the Duchess" either within a few months of the death of John of Gaunt's wife (traditionally dated as 12 September 1369), or he may possibly have written it for one of the later annual commemorative services Gaunt held to honor the anniversary of her death.
Likewise, Chaucer may have written "The Parliament of Fowls" for Valentine's Day in 1380 as a light-hearted recital to mark the negotiations concerning the marriage of Richard II to Princess Anne of Bohemia.
Concerning the play , diverse psychoanalytical critics have commented on Hamlet's rage at his Gertrude's sexual romps and Hamlet's tormented desire to murder his uncle/father-figure Claudius. or AG-em): The term comes from Old Irish "Oghma," probably an eponym of Oghma the Irish god of invention.