Definitions for "Palladium"
Keywords:  athena, odysseus, stole, troy, citadel
Any statue of the goddess Pallas; esp., the famous statue on the preservation of which depended the safety of ancient Troy.
As a child Athena had a special girl friend named Pallas, with whom she used to play at war. During one of their skirmishes Athena inadvertently killed Pallas and to her memory she built a wooden statue of the girl. This statue was thrown down to earth by Zeus, where it became known as the Palladium, and became for the Trojans a talisman for their city; so long as they had possession of it, the city would stand. Thus the English palladium means a protection from harm for a people or state, a lucky charm.
originally a holy image of the goddess Athena; used for icons that have a special status as protectors of cities and towns.
A rare metallic element of the light platinum group, found native, and also alloyed with platinum and gold. It is a silver-white metal resembling platinum, and like it permanent and untarnished in the air, but is more easily fusible, with a melting point of 1555° C. It can also be prepared as a finely divided black powder. It is unique in its power of absorbing hydrogen, which it does to the extent of nearly a thousand volumes, forming the alloy Pd2H. It is used for graduated circles and verniers, for plating certain silver goods, and somewhat in dentistry. It was so named in 1804 by Wollaston from the asteroid Pallas, which was discovered in 1802. Symbol Pd. Atomic number, 46. Atomic weight, 106.42. Density 12.0.
A silvery-white metal. Atomic Number 46 Chemical Symbol "Pd". Melting point 1552oC Most often used as a constituent of white gold.
A white metallic element, used in dentistry, jewelry, and chemical and electrical equipment. Used to make white gold, without causing the stress corrosion that can happen in nickel alloys.
is a roleplaying system published by Palladium Books. The system is divided into different sets of rules favoring different campaign styles. Heros Unlimited, Palladium Fantasy, Rifts, Robotech, and many others are subsets of the Palladium system.
Keywords:  panorama, panel
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That which affords effectual protection or security; a safeguard; as, the trial by jury is the palladium of our civil rights.
Keywords:  phrase, pass