Bode, i. pp. 49, 111ff., 189 (First Vatican Mythographer 154; Second Vatican
Mythographer 108; Third Vatican Mythographer 6.25). According to Servius and
the Vatican Mythographers, after his death Caeneus was changed back into a woman, thus
conforming to an observation of Plato or Aristotle that the sex of a person generally
changes at each transmigration of his soul into a new body. Curiously enough, the
Urabunna and Waramunga tribes of Central
Australia agree with Plato or Aristotle on this point. They believe that the
souls of the dead transmigrate sooner or later into new bodies, and that at each
successive transmigration they change their sex. See Sir. Baldwin Spencer and F.
J. Gillen, The Northern Tribes of Central Australia （London,
1904）, p. 148. According to Ov. Met.
12.524ff., a bird with yellow wings was seen to rise from the heap of logs
under which Caeneus was overwhel
Dana, mineralogist; W. Rich, botanist; J. Drayton and A. T. Agate, draughtsmen; Mr. Brackenridge, horticulturist.
The squadron consisted of the frigates Vincennes and Peacock, and the brig Porpoise and schooners Flying-fish and Sea-horse as tenders, with the store-ship Relief.
It sailed from Hampton Roads Aug. 18, 1838, and on Jan. 26, 1839, was anchored opposite the mouth of the Rio Negro, Patagonia.
The squadron, after touching at various groups of islands in the Pacific, visited New South Wales.
Leaving Sydney in December (1839), important discoveries were made in the Antarctic regions. Lieutenant Wilkes then explored the Fiji and Hawaiian islands, and in 1841 visited the northwest coast of North America.
He crossed the Pacific from San Francisco, Cal., and visited some of the islands of the Indian Archipelago, and thence sailed to the Cape of Good Hope and the island of St. Helena, and cast anchor in New York Harbor June 10, 1842.
The expedition had penetrated to lat. 66°