Transcendent [tran-sen-duh nt]
1. surpassing the ordinary; exceptional.
Synonyms: unsurpassed, superlative, pre-eminent, superior, supreme.
2. beyond or above the range of ordinary human or physical experience.
3. (Theology – of the Deity) transcending the universe, time, etc; existing apart from and not subject to the limitations of the material world.
Synonyms: supernatural; super-human; mystical.
The beauty of Helen of Troy was transcendent. In Greek mythology she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. We often say that a woman has, ‘a face that could launch a thousand ships’ when we think she is beautiful. This is a line from the play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe who was referring to Helen of Troy:
Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
I hope your day is transcendent!