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(Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera Atlantides , Hesperides
table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over bagatelle , bar billiards
(Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd Fafnir
in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts Golden Fleece
(Norse mythology) goddess of spring and wife of Bragi; guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young Idun , Ithunn
inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries) Spanish Inquisition
basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other switch
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