MAB, QUEEN


MAB, QUEEN
   the fairies' midwife that brings dreams to the birth, to be distinguished from Titania, the Queen.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Mab, Queen —    Several Elizabethan and Jacobean poets name Mab or Queen Mab as a mischievous *fairy. Shakespeare describes her as tiny, but he also says she can blister women s faces and tangle horses manes (Romeo and Juliet, i. iv). Ben Jonson says she can… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Mab — (Queen Mab), keltischer Name einer lau nischen Fee, von der sich in Shakespeares »Romeo and Juliet« (Akt 1, 4) eine berühmte Schilderung findet. Als Naturgöttin aufgefaßt erscheint sie in der gleichnamigen Dichtung (»Queen M.«) von Shelley …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen Mab — is a fairy referred to in Shakespeare s play Romeo and Juliet . She also appears in other 17th century literature, and in various guises in later poetry, drama and cinema. In the play her activity is described in a famous comic speech by Mercutio …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Mab (disambiguation) — Queen Mab usually refers to:*Queen Mab, a fairy in English folklore and literatureOther uses of the name* Queen Mab (horse), one of the first Thoroughbred racehorses imported to the New World * Scottish singer Donovan released a song titled Queen …   Wikipedia

  • Mab — /mab/, n. See Queen Mab. * * * ▪ English folklore also called  Queen Mab        in English folklore, the queen of the fairies. Mab is a mischievous but basically benevolent figure. In William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, she is referred to as… …   Universalium

  • Queen Mab (poem) — Queen Mab; A Philosophical Poem; With Notes was the first large poetic work written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 1822), the English Romantic poet. [ [http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true UID=2505 Mark Sandy, University of Durham.… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen Mab — /mab/ Irish and English Folklore. a mischievous, tantalizing fairy who governs and produces people s dreams. * * * Queen Mab «mab», a fairy queen in English folklore, who delivers dreams to men when she drives over their sleeping bodies in her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mab (moon) — Mab (mab , IPAEng|ˈmæb) is an inner satellite of Uranus. It was discovered by Mark R. Showalter and Jack J. Lissauer in 2003 using the Hubble Space Telescope.cite web last = Showalter first = M. R. coauthors = Lissauer, J. J. title = IAU Circular …   Wikipedia

  • Mab — or MAB may refer to:* Queen Mab, a fairy of English folklore * Mab (moon), one of the moons of Uranus, named after Queen Mab * Metropolitan Asylums Board operating in London, dealing with the Poor Law * Mid Atlantic Bight * Mozilla Address Book * …   Wikipedia

  • Queen II — Studio album by Queen Released 8 March 1974 Rec …   Wikipedia


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