background preloader

List of legendary creatures (A)

List of legendary creatures (A)

Related:  Symbols

Analemma In astronomy , an ( / ˌ æ n ə ˈ l ɛ m ə / ; from Greek ἀνάλημμα "pedestal of a sundial ") is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun ) from its on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. Because of the Earth's annual revolution around the Sun in an orbit that is elliptical and tilted relative to the plane of the equator, an observer at a fixed point on the Earth sees the Sun appear to move in an analemma around a mean position, taking a year to do so. 10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time How time perception is warped by life-threatening situations, eye movements, tiredness, hypnosis, age, the emotions and more… The mind does funny things to our experience of time. Just ask French cave expert Michel Siffre. In 1962 Siffre went to live in a cave that was completely isolated from mechanical clocks and natural light. He soon began to experience a huge change in his perception of time.

Beast of Gévaudan The Beast of Gévaudan (French: La Bête du Gévaudan; IPA: [la bɛːt dy ʒevodɑ̃], Occitan: La Bèstia de Gavaudan) is the historical name associated with the man-eating wolf-like animals which terrorised the former province of Gévaudan (modern-day département of Lozère and part of Haute-Loire), in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France between 1764 and 1767.[2] The attacks, which covered an area stretching 90 by 80 kilometres (56 by 50 mi), were said to have been committed by beasts that had formidable teeth and immense tails according to contemporary eye-witnesses. Witnesses also saw the beast was wounded at several occasions without dying. Those injuries include shots at point blank range.

Family tree of the Greek gods Greek cosmological entities Essential Olympians and Titans The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures U-M Fantasy and Science Fiction Website Welcome one and all to the University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages. We hope you find this page a valuable resource. These pages are dedicated to assisting scholars of all types all over the world. We are constantly striving to provide an extensive and useful location for all types of information and tools that will help us study fantasy and science fiction.

Guide to Growing Vegetables Some general considerations for growing vegetables: Sowing Tips When sowing seeds, a good general rule of thumb is to sow to a depth of approximately twice the thickness of the seed. Some smaller seeds require light to germinate and should not be sown too deep; otherwise they may never germinate or break through the surface of the soil. Conversely, large seeds planted too shallow may not develop properly. Keep seeds well-moistened while awaiting germination and check regularly. Horizon problem When we look at the CMB it comes from 46 billion comoving light years away. However when the light was emitted the universe was much younger (300,000 years old). In that time light would have only reached as far as the smaller circles. The two points indicated on the diagram would not have been able to contact each other because their spheres of causality do not overlap. The horizon problem is a problem with the standard cosmological model of the Big Bang which was identified in the late 1960s, primarily by Charles Misner.

CRYPTOSPORIDIA Cryptosporidiosis in Lizards by: Marcia McGuiness © Golden Gate Geckos 2009 Purpose: This provides some facts and common myths about the parasite Cryptosporidium, aka “crypto”, in a comprehensive article targeted for the average lizard keeper, hobbyist, and breeder. Description: The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. Captioned, includes follow-up questions and other support. ArchetypesThis Google Doc lists and describes types of heroes, quests, stages, characteristics, and symbols. Students are invited to find examples.

Pennsylvania The following farms and ranches have certified that they meet Eatwild's criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products. Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their products: Absolute Pastured Poultry raises all-natural chickens on pastures in the scenic Sugarloaf Valley near the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain located close to Interstates I-80 and I-81. Our farm is miles away from "industry" in the heart of prime agricultural land with excellent deep well water and pastures that have only been used for natural grass for over 25 years. American Dialect Society The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is a learned society "dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it."[1] The Society publishes the academic journal, American Speech.