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Greek mythology[edit] In Greek mythology, Tartarus is both a deity and a place in the underworld. In ancient Orphic sources and in the mystery schools, Tartarus is also the unbounded first-existing entity from which the Light and the cosmos are born. As for the place, Hesiod asserts that a bronze anvil falling from heaven would fall nine days before it reached the earth. Originally, Tartarus was used only to confine dangers to the gods of Olympus. According to Plato (c. 427 BC), Rhadamanthus, Aeacus and Minos were the judges of the dead and chose who went to Tartarus. Plato also proposes the concept that sinners were cast under the ground to be punished in accordance with their sins in the Myth of Er. There were a number of entrances to Tartarus in Greek mythology. Roman mythology[edit] Biblical Pseudepigrapha[edit] Tartarus also appears in sections of the Jewish Sibylline Oracles. New Testament[edit] Footnotes [1] 2:4 Greek Tartarus See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Related:  Random useful knowledge

Chuck Missler Charles "Chuck" Missler is an author, evangelical Christian, Bible teacher, and former businessman. He is the founder of the Koinonia House ministry based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Biography[edit] Charles W. Missler graduated from the U.S. In 1983 Missler became the chairman and chief executive of Helionetics Inc., another technology company.[2] He left Heliotronics in 1984 "to pursue other opportunities in the high-technology field In 1989 he headed up the Phoenix Group International, a former Colorado real estate company that entered the high-tech industry to sell personal computers to Russian schools.[3] Phoenix filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990 when the deal did not develop as anticipated.[7] Missler has also written the foreword to Exo-Vaticana, a book which uses anecdotal evidences to draw attention to the Vatican and its practices. Controversy[edit] Books[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer.

Nephilim Etymology[edit] In the Hebrew Bible[edit] The term "Nephilim" occurs just twice in the Hebrew Bible, both in the Torah. The second is Numbers 13:32–33, where ten of the Twelve Spies report that they have seen fearsome giants in Canaan. The nature of the nephilim is complicated by the ambiguity of Genesis 6:4, which leaves it unclear whether they are the "sons of God" or their offspring who are the "mighty men of old, men of renown". Interpretations[edit] There are effectively two views[15] regarding the identity of the nephilim, which follow on from alternative views about the identity of the sons of God (Bənê hāʼĕlōhîm): Fallen angels[edit] Main article: Fallen angel Some Christian commentators have argued against this view,[21][22] citing Jesus's statement that angels do not marry.[23] Others believe that Jesus was only referring to angels in heaven.[24] Second Temple Judaism[edit] Descendants of Seth and Cain[edit] Arguments from culture and mythology[edit]

Sprite (creature) The word "sprite" is derived from the Latin "spiritus" (spirit). Variations on the term include "spright" (the origin of the adjective "sprightly", meaning "spirited" or "lively") and the Celtic "spriggan". The term is chiefly used in regard to elves and fairies in European folklore, and in modern English is rarely used in reference to spirits or other mythical creatures. In some elemental magics, the sprite is often believed to be the elemental of air (see also sylph). For the plant species, see Ceratopteris thalictroides (given an honourable name for its purpose in hydroculture.) A water sprite (also called a water fairy or water faery) is a general term for an elemental spirit associated with water, according to alchemist Paracelsus. In elemental classifications, water sprites should not be confused with other water creatures considered to be "corporeal beings" such as selkies and mermaids. Swedish Myths

Christian Zionism Lord Shaftesbury's "Memorandum to Protestant Monarchs of Europe for the restoration of the Jews to Palestine", published in the Colonial Times, in 1841 Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. The term Christian Zionism was popularized in the mid-twentieth century, following the coining of the term "Zionism" in 1890. Traditional Catholic thought did not consider Zionism in any form;[3] Christian advocacy of the restoration of the Jews arose following the Protestant Reformation. Some Christian Zionists believe that the "ingathering" of Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. History prior to the First Zionist Conference[edit] Protestant Reformation[edit] Ezra Stiles at Yale was a prominent supporter of restoration of the Jews. Dispensationalism[edit] Secular motivations[edit] Views in the British Empire[edit]

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Ogias the Giant The Book of Giants is an apocryphal Jewish book expanding a narrative in the Hebrew Bible. Its discovery at Qumran dates the text's creation to before the 2nd century BCE. Origin[edit] Sources[edit] Aramaic fragments, along with other fragments of the Book of Enoch, were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran: The Book of Giants (Dead Sea Scrolls) includes 4Q203, 1Q23, 2Q26, 4Q530-532, 6Q8.[1][2] In the version of the Book of Giants which was spread by the Manichaean religion, the book became well traveled and exists in Syriac, Greek, Persian, Sogdian, Uyghur, and Arabic, although each version is somewhat distorted, incorporating more local myths. The Manichean text. Content[edit] Ogias the Giant[edit] The Gelasian Decree mentions a Latin Book of Ogias the Giant which was identified with the Manichaean Book of Giants, an identification confirmed by evidence among the Parthian fragments of the Manichaean work.[5] References[edit] External links[edit]

Animism Specifically, animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system or cosmology of some indigenous tribal peoples,[5] especially prior to the development and/or infiltration of colonialism and organized religion.[6] Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, "animism" is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of indigenous peoples' "spiritual" or "supernatural" perspectives. The animistic perspective is so fundamental, mundane, everyday and taken-for-granted that most animistic indigenous people do not even have a word in their languages that corresponds to "animism" (or even "religion");[7] the term is an anthropological construct rather than one designated by the people themselves. Largely due to such ethnolinguistic and cultural discrepancies, opinion has differed on whether animism refers to a broad religious belief or to a full-fledged religion in its own right. Theories of animism[edit] Religion and animism[edit]

Koinonia House - The Ministry of Chuck and Nancy Missler - Your Guide To The Gods Azazel Mount Azazel (Jabel Muntar) in the Judean Desert, to which the goat was sent, and from which it was pushed. Cliffs of Mount Azazel (Jabel Muntar). Azazel [ə-ˈzā-zəl] or Azazael or Azâzêl (Hebrew: עֲזָאזֵל, Azazel; Arabic: عَزازِيل, Azāzīl) is a term used three times in the Hebrew Bible, which has been traditionally understood either as a scapegoat, or in some traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as the name of a fallen angel or demon. Hebrew Bible[edit] The term in the Bible is limited to three uses in Leviticus 16, where two he-goats were sacrificed to God and one of two he-goats got a lot, reading לַעֲזָאזֵל la-aza'zeyl; either "for absolute removal" or "for Azazel" and outcast in the desert as part of the Day of Atonement, for God is seen as speaking through lottery.[1] Leviticus 16:8–10 reads: Later rabbis, interpreting "la-azazel" as "azaz" (rugged), and "el" (strong), refer it to the rugged and rough mountain cliff from which the goat was cast down (..)[2][3][4] [edit] [edit]

12 dicas para escritores iniciantes por George R. R. Martin | Game of Thrones BR A época dessa entrevista em Novembro de 2013, George R.R. Martin esteve em Sydney no Opera House, para comentar mais uma vez sobre As Crônicas de Gelo e Fogo e aproveitou para dar algumas dicas para quem quer se aventurar pela escrita de fantasia, baseado em sua própria experiência. Mesclamos isso a algumas dicas tiradas da seção de perguntas frequentes do site oficial de Martin. Então abaixo seguem os doze mandamentos do Rei (olha a heresia) dos escritores de Fantasia da atualidade. George R. Ler e Escrever, sempre Eu acho que, a coisa mais importante para qualquer aspirante a escritor, é ler. Comece aos poucos Dada a realidade do mercado de ficção cientifica e fantasia atual, eu sugiro também que qualquer aspirante a escritor comece com histórias curtas, contos. Não há problema em pegar “emprestado” da HistóriaEmbora minha história seja de fantasia, é fortemente baseada em história medieval real. Montagem com parte do elenco principal da primeira temporada E então?