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Greek goddess of the harvest, grains, and agriculture Her cult titles include Sito (Σιτώ), "she of the Grain",[2] as the giver of food or grain,[3] and Thesmophoros (θεσμός, thesmos: divine order, unwritten law; φόρος, phoros: bringer, bearer), "giver of customs" or "legislator", in association with the secret female-only festival called the Thesmophoria.[4] Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, a religious tradition that predated the Olympian pantheon, and which may have its roots in the Mycenaean period c. 1400–1200 BC.[5] One of the most notable Homeric Hymns, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, tells the story of Persephone's abduction by Hades and Demeter's search for her. Etymology[edit] M. Iconography[edit] In Arcadia, she was known as "Black Demeter". Description[edit] As goddess of agriculture[edit] Related:  Metamorphoses by OvidMetro

Procris Mythology[edit] Pherecydes[edit] The earliest version of Procris' story comes from Pherecydes of Leros. Ovid[edit] Early version[edit] A busybody related the overheard comment to Procris, who grew pale with terror that her husband loved another, and hastened in fury to the valley, then crept silently to the forest where Cephalus hunted. Late version[edit] The tale resumes with a similar ending to that of Pherecydes, as Procris is informed of her husband's calling out to "Aura", the Latin word for breeze. Apollodorus, Hyginus, and Antoninus[edit] Hyginus (who states that the dog and javelin are gifts from the goddess Artemis) and Antoninus Liberalis,[5] however, write that she disguised herself as a boy and seduced her husband, so that he too was guilty, and they were reconciled. The dog and the fox[edit] References[edit]

France: Migrants Complain Govt-Issued Bank Cards Do Not Allow Cash Asylum seekers in France have complained that new bank cards issued to them by the French government do not allow them to withdraw cash. The new bank card, known as the ADA card in France, was released on the 5th of November and allows migrants to make purchases with allowances ranging from 190 euros a month for single persons up to 660 euros per month for a family of six, Infomigrants reports. The card does not, however, allow the migrants to take out cash, leading to some complaining that it makes their lives harder as shops have minimum purchase requirements. “I can not buy a baguette for one euro because the minimum card payment is often five euros,” said Bilal, a 25-year-olf Afghan asylum seeker living in Rennes. Mulham, a 27-year-old Syrian living in Paris, added: “I sometimes find myself buying things that I do not really want, just to reach the minimum payment by credit card.” Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson(at)

Walter Burkert A professor of classics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, he taught in the UK and the US. He has influenced generations of students of religion since the 1960s, combining in the modern way the findings of archaeology and epigraphy with the work of poets, historians, and philosophers. He published books on the balance between lore and science among the followers of Pythagoras, and more extensively on ritual and archaic cult survival, on the ritual killing at the heart of religion, on mystery religions, and on the reception in the Hellenic world of Near Eastern and Persian culture, which sets Greek religion in its wider Aegean and Near Eastern context. First academic era[edit] Burkert was born in Neuendettelsau. Second academic era[edit] The start of a new era began in 1981 when his work of ancient Greek religious anthropology, Homo Necans (1972), was published in an Italian translation, followed in 1983 by an English translation. Academic works[edit] Works[edit] See also[edit]

Ceres Ceres most commonly refers to: Ceres may also refer to: Places[edit] Brazil[edit] United States[edit] Other countries[edit] Acronyms[edit] Aircraft, transport, and vessels[edit] Arts, entertainment, and media[edit] Anime and manga[edit] Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres), a manga and mini anime series. Fictional entities[edit] Ceres Space Colony, from the video game Super MetroidGeoffrey Fourmyle of Ceres, one of the identities of Gulliver Foyle, in the Alfred Bester book The Stars My DestinationThe Ceres Ocean, in the alternate Earth of the Ace Combat video game seriesCeres, a main character in Ceres Celestial Legend, an ancient and supremely powerful celestial maiden (angel) whose troubled spirit is reborn/reincarnated within sixteen-year-old Aya Mikage.Sailor Ceres, a.k.a. Literature[edit] Ceres Storm (2000), a science fiction novel by American author David Herter Music[edit] Ceres (2005), an orchestral work by Mark-Anthony Turnage Brands and enterprises[edit] Education[edit] Sport[edit]

Was Cheddar man white after all? | Daily Mail Online Cheddar man may not have been 'dark to black skinned' after all. Last month, researchers claimed that they had been able to accurately reconstruct the face of the 'first Brit' based on his DNA - and sensationally revealed he had black skin and blue eyes. But now, one of the main scientists who helped create the reconstruction of his 10,000-year-old face says he may not have been black at all. Geneticist Susan Walsh at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, says we simply don't know his skin colour. While her computer model shows being black is his 'probable profile', DNA testing is not advanced enough to say for certain. Scroll down for video The first ancient Briton may have been white after all, according to a researcher who says claims he had ‘dark to-black skin’ are 'not that simple'. A previous reconstruction of Cheddar Man, made by the University of Manchester before DNA tests were available, depicted him with white skin

Doric Greek Ancient Greek dialect Doric, or Dorian (Ancient Greek: Δωρισμός, romanized: Dōrismós) was an Ancient Greek dialect. Its variants were spoken in the southern and eastern Peloponnese as well as in Sicily, Epirus, Southern Italy, Crete, Rhodes, some islands in the southern Aegean Sea and some cities on the south east coast of Anatolia. Together with Northwest Greek, it forms the "Western group" of classical Greek dialects. Variants[edit] Doric proper[edit] Where the Doric dialect group fits in the overall classification of ancient Greek dialects depends to some extent on the classification. Be that as it may, "Northern Greek" is based on a presumption that Dorians came from the north and on the fact that Doric is closely related to Northwest Greek. Tsakonian, a descendant of Laconian Doric (Spartan), is still spoken on the southern Argolid coast of the Peloponnese, in the modern prefectures of Arcadia and Laconia. The dialects of the Doric Group are as follows: Laconian[edit] Argolic[edit]

Alcyone Alcyone and Ceyx transformed into Halcyons Mythology[edit] Ovid[2] and Hyginus[3] both also recount the metamorphosis of the pair in and after Ceyx's loss in a terrible storm, though they both omit Ceyx and Alcyone calling each other Zeus and Hera (and Zeus's resulting anger) as a reason for it. Ovid also adds the detail of her seeing his body washed up onshore before her attempted suicide. The myth is also briefly referred to by Virgil, again without reference to Zeus's anger.[4] Halcyon days[edit] Ovid and Hyginus both also make the metamorphosis the origin of the etymology for "halcyon days", the seven days in winter when storms never occur. Gallery[edit] Alcyone praying Juno, engraving by Virgil Solis for Ovid's Metamorphoses Book XI, 573-582 Ceyx in the tempest, engraving by Virgil Solis for Ovid's Metamorphoses Book XI, 410-572 Ceyx/ Morpheus appears to Alcyone, engraving by Virgil Solis for Ovid's Metamorphoses Book XI, 650-749. Legacy[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] Sources[edit]

Cheddar Man was not black. FAQ | Natural History Museum BACKPEDDLES DESPERATELY now saying findings cant be peer reviewed then gives excuses. If you've watched the Channel 4 documentary The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, or read about the Museum's research into Cheddar Man, you may have some further questions you'd like answered. Here are our researchers' responses to some of the most popular queries they've received. How can DNA survive 10,000 years? DNA can survive in bones and teeth for extraordinary lengths of time given the right environmental conditions. The oldest ancient DNA extracted to date is probably that from a horse bone which was preserved in the Canadian permafrost for over 550,000 years1. DNA survives less well in bones from temperate environments, but cave environments seem to provide some protection. How do you know his skin colour? We were able to extract enough information from Cheddar Man’s DNA to run it through a forensic tool that predicts differences in the level of skin pigmentation in modern world populations3. Is this a surprising finding? No, not really. No! Yes.

Cratylus (dialogue) Dialogue by Plato The final theory of relations between name and object named is posited by Cratylus, a disciple of Heraclitus, who believes that names arrive from divine origins, making them necessarily correct. Socrates rebukes this theory by reminding Cratylus of the imperfection of certain names in capturing the objects they seek to signify. From this point, Socrates ultimately rejects the study of language, believing it to be philosophically inferior to a study of things themselves. The /w/ sound was lost at various times in various dialects, mostly before the classical period. Plato's theory of forms also makes an appearance. Gérard Genette, in the work ‘Mimologie. Ackrill, J.

Aeolus In Greek mythology, Aeolus[1] (; Ancient Greek: Αἴολος, Aiolos [a͜ɪ́olos], Modern Greek: [ˈe.o.los] ( listen) "quick-moving, nimble") is a name shared by three mythical characters. These three personages are often difficult to tell apart, and even the ancient mythographers appear to have been perplexed about which Aeolus was which. Diodorus Siculus made an attempt to define each of these three (although it is clear that he also became muddled), and his opinion is followed here.[2] All three men named Aeolus appear to be connected genealogically, although the precise relationship, especially regarding the second and third Aeolus, is often ambiguous as their identities seem to have been merged by many ancient writers. Aeolus was also the name of the following minor characters: Aeolus was a defender of Thebes against the Seven Against Thebes. Notes[edit] References[edit]

Lennon Death. It was a warmer than usual December day in New York, up in the 50s on Dec. 8, 1980. But the city was buzzing, as usual – “Stir Crazy” stars Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder would hold court at Tavern on the Green. Neil Diamond would host a gala for his film “The Jazz Singer.” Paul McCartney’s “Rockshow,” a Wings tour documentary, was held over for another week at the Ziegfeld. It was the day John Lennon and Yoko Ono would be posing in their Dakota apartment for Rolling Stone photographer Annie Leibovitz. Meanwhile, a misfit from Hawaii, Mark David Chapman, 25, had flown in to town a week earlier, camped out in front of Lennon’s building, and was looking for trouble. Shortly before 11 p.m. – just a few hours after getting Lennon to autograph a “Double Fantasy” album – Chapman shot John Lennon three times with a .38 caliber pistol, killing him at age 40. These are John Lennon’s final hours: She usually had one assistant and somebody that helped her with lighting. So I said great, OK. Dr.

Aeolic Greek Dialect In linguistics, Aeolic Greek (), also known as Aeolian (), Lesbian or Lesbic dialect, is the set of dialects of Ancient Greek spoken mainly in Boeotia (a region in Central Greece); in Thessaly; in the Aegean island of Lesbos; and in the Greek colonies of Aeolis in Anatolia and adjoining islands. The Aeolic dialect shows many archaisms in comparison to the other Ancient Greek dialects (Arcadocypriot, Attic, Ionic, and Doric varieties), as well as many innovations. Aeolic Greek is widely known as the language of Sappho and of Alcaeus of Mytilene. Phonology[edit] Consonants[edit] Labiovelars[edit] Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Greek *kʷ changed to Aeolic p everywhere. PIE *kʷetwores → Lesbian písures, Boeotian péttares ~ Attic téttares, Ionic tésseres, Doric tétores "four" Similarly PIE/PGk *gʷ always became b and PIE *gʷʰ > PGk *kʰʷ always became ph (whereas in other dialects they became alternating b/d and ph/th before back/front vowels). Sonorant clusters[edit] Loss of h[edit]