Chariot of the Gods

So the Greeks called Sierra Leone, in Africa, a ridge of mountains of great height. A sierra means a saw, and is applied to a ridge of peaked mountains.

Her palmy forests, mingling with the skies,
Leona's rugged steep behind us flies.

Camoens. Lusiad, book 5.

Chariots or Cars. That of

ADME'TOS was drawn by lions and wild boars. BACCHUS by panthers.

CERES (2 syl.) by winged dragons.

CYB'ELE (3 syl.) by lions.

DIANA by stags.

JUNO by peacocks.

NEPTUNE by sea-horses.

PLUTO by black horses.

The SUN by seven horses (the seven days of the week).

VENUS by doves.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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