Versailles will continue its Metamorphoses, but these glittering images will remain still.
The transformations contained in The Pregnant Widow (as in "The Metamorphoses") are sexual, physical, and philosophical, too.
The adult state is attained through a series of Metamorphoses.
These little myths and Metamorphoses of gems are ingenious and graceful.
There is an interest in tracing through these Metamorphoses the essential unity of a man's character.
You may trace most of the Metamorphoses of Ovid on the walls of the cathedrals.
Yet under those masters he translated more than a fourth part of the Metamorphoses.
For the Isis ceremony cf. Apuleius, Metamorphoses, xi, 24 f.
It beats Plato's theory of transmigration; and is a modern edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
For what else are the splendid miracles of the “Metamorphoses?”
1530s, "change of form or shape," especially by witchcraft, from Latin metamorphosis, from Greek metamorphosis "a transforming, a transformation," from metamorphoun "to transform, to be transfigured," from meta- "change" (see meta-) + morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Biological sense is from 1660s. As the title of Ovid's work, late 14c., Metamorphoseos, from Latin Metamorphoses (plural).
metamorphosis met·a·mor·pho·sis (mět'ə-môr'fə-sĭs)
n. pl. met·a·mor·pho·ses (-sēz')
A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function. Also called transformation.
A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a tadpole into a frog.
A usually degenerative pathological change in the structure of a particular body tissue.
Dramatic change in the form and often the habits of an animal during its development after birth or hatching. The transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and of a tadpole into an adult frog are examples of metamorphosis. The young of such animals are called larvae.
A change in an animal as it grows, particularly a radical change, such as the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.