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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hesperides, Atlantides(noun)

    (Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hesperides

    the daughters of Hesperus, or Night (brother of Atlas), and fabled possessors of a garden producing golden apples, in Africa, at the western extremity of the known world. To slay the guarding dragon and get some of these apples was one of the labors of Hercules. Called also Atlantides

  2. Hesperides

    the garden producing the golden apples

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. .]


  1. Hesperides

    In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far western corner of the world, located near the neighbourhood of Cyrene or Benghazi in Libya or the Atlas mountains in North Africa at the edge of the encircling Oceanus, the world-ocean. In some sources, the nymphs are said to be the daughters of Hesperus. According to the Sicilian Greek poet Stesichorus, in his poem the "Song of Geryon", and the Greek geographer Strabo, in his book Geographika, the garden of the Hesperides is located in Tartessos, a location placed in the south of the Iberian peninsula. By Ancient Roman times, the garden of the Hesperides had lost its archaic place in religion and had dwindled to a poetic convention, in which form it was revived in Renaissance poetry, to refer both to the garden and to the nymphs that dwelt there.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hesperides

    hes-per′ī-dēz, n.pl. the name of the three sisters who guarded in their delightful gardens the golden apples which Hera, on her marriage with Zeus, had received from Gæa.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hesperides

    maidens of high degree appointed to guard the golden apples presented to Hera by Gaia on her marriage with Zeus, assisted in their office by the dragon Ladon; the apples were stolen by Hercules, but were afterwards restored by Athene.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hesperides in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hesperides in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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