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Third eye   /θərd aɪ/   Listen
Third eye

A sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles.  Synonym: pineal eye.

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"Third eye" Quotes from Famous Books

... row of bees, and his arrow-tips are red flower-buds. Spring is his bosom friend, and he rides on a parrot or the sea-monster Makara. He is also called Ananga—the bodiless—because Siwa once burned him up with the fire that flashed from his third eye for disturbing him in his devotions by awakening in him love for Parwati. Sakuntala's lover wails that Kama's arrows are "not flowers, but hard as diamond." Agnimitra declares that the Creator made his beloved "the poison-steeped arrow of the God of Love;" and again, he says: "The ...
— Primitive Love and Love-Stories • Henry Theophilus Finck

... One-eye, because she had only one eye in the middle of her forehead, and the second, Two-eyes, because she had two eyes like other folks, and the youngest, Three-eyes, because she had three eyes; and her third eye was also in the centre of her forehead. However, as Two-eyes saw just as other human beings did, her sisters and her mother could not endure her. They said to her, "Thou, with thy two eyes, art no better than the ...
— Household Tales by Brothers Grimm • Grimm Brothers

... arms; two of them like those of the sons of Adam, and two like the fore-legs of lions, with claws. He had hair upon his head like the tails of horses, and two eyes like two burning coals, and he had a third eye, in his forehead, like the eye of the lynx, from which there appeared sparks of fire. He was black and tall; and he was crying out: "Extolled be the perfection of my Lord, who hath appointed me this ...
— The Arabian Nights - Their Best-known Tales • Unknown

Words linked to "Third eye" :   interbrain, sense organ, betweenbrain, pineal eye, sensory receptor, receptor, diencephalon, thalmencephalon

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