My Little Pantheon

To all the "Lay Saints" in my very own Pantheon, who from time to time gave me hope or threw
me into the gloomiest desperation, for deep down these two things resemble one another

From my Phd Thesis Acknowledgements...

pan-the-on (n.) (from

   1. A circular temple in Rome, completed in 27 B.C. and dedicated to all the gods.
   2. A temple dedicated to all gods.
   3. All the gods of a people considered as a group: Jupiter is head of the Roman pantheon.
   4. A public building commemorating and dedicated to the heroes and heroines of a nation.
   5. A group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or endeavor: the 
      pantheon of modern physics.

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