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Tree worship. Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, the elasticity of their branches, the sensitivity and the annual decay and revival of their foliage, see them as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection. The most ancient cross-cultural symbolic representation of the universe's construction is the world tree. The image of the Tree of life is also a favourite in many mythologies. Various forms of trees of life also appear in folklore, culture and fiction, often relating to immortality or fertility. These often hold cultural and religious significance to the peoples for whom they appear.

Trees are a necessary attribute of the archetypical locus amoenus in all cultures. Wishing trees[edit] DRYADS & OREADS : Nymphs of Trees & Mountains | Greek mythology, w/ pictures, Dryades, Oreiades. THE DRYADES & OREIADES were the beautiful Nymphs of the trees, groves, woods and mountain forests. They were the ladies of the oaks and pines, poplar and ash, apple and laurel. For those known as Hamadryades, trees sprung up from the earth at their birth, trees to which their lives were closely tied. While the tree flourished, so did its resident nymph, but when it died she passed away with it. There were several classes of Dryades associated with a particular types of tree: (1) The Meliai were the Nymphs of the ash-trees.

. (2) The Oreiades were the Nymphs of the mountain conifers. . (3) The Hamadryades were the Nymphs of oak and poplar trees. . (4) The Maliades, Meliades or Epimelides were Nymphai of apple and other fruit trees. . (5) The Daphnaie were Nymphs of the laurel trees, one of a class of rarer tree-specific Nymphai. Others with simply associated with a location: Oreiades were nymphs of the mountain heights, Alseides of the sacred groves, Aulonides of the glens, Napaiai of the vales.

Listen and create ambient sounds easily. Religion Gen. Government. Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways. For this reason, political scientists generally argue that government should not be studied by itself; but should be studied along with anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, science, and sociology.

Political science Etymology From Middle English government,[citation needed] from Old French government[citation needed] (French gouvernement), from Latin gubernatio ("management, government"). Classifying government In political science, it has long been a goal to create a typology or taxonomy of polities, as typologies of political systems are not obvious.[6] It is especially important in the political science fields of comparative politics and international relations. On the surface, identifying a form of government appears to be easy, as all governments have an official form. [clarification needed] The dialectical forms of government Forms of government by associated attributes Aristarchic attributes. Magical World Builder. By, Stephanie Cottrell Bryant <map name="admap78618" id="admap78618"><area href=" shape="rect" coords="0,0,468,60" title="" alt="" target="_blank" /></map><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:468px;border-style:none;background-color:#ffffff;"><tr><td><img src=" style="width:468px;height:60px;border-style:none;" usemap="#admap78618" alt="" /></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:#ffffff;" colspan="1"><center><a style="font-size:10px;color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;line-height:1.2;font-weight:bold;font-family:Tahoma, verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-transform: none;letter-spacing:normal;text-shadow:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:normal;" href=" target="_blank">Ads by Project Wonderful!

Your ad here, right now: $0</a></center></td></tr></table> Basic World-Building. Creating Fantasy Nations (World Building II) By this point you've got your map and the basics for one of your ideas. It's time to put people on these continents. If you haven't already, ask yourself the basics about each culture you want to generate. Taken from World Building I, those are: What are the needs of this culture? (Consider food, building materials, technologies and the position you'd like it to take in the rest of the world - eg. weak cultures require power relations to become stable. Don't go too far with this last point. You can develop more or less powerful cultures later.)What are the wants of this culture? A common mistake is making each culture and nation too different from one another.

Leadership makes all the difference. The figurehead(s) of your nations work best when they are discernibly different to one another (note, in character, more than in racial traits). Remember, everything can be changed later. NamesSome people find this easy. Remember that national names will also need to be modified. Races -Lu. Seventh Sanctum - Welcome To The Page Of Generators! Creating Fantasy Nations (World Building II) Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions. 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding. Magical World Builder.