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The Historical Merlin

The Historical Merlin
Illustration of Merlin from Tennyson's Idylls of the King, 1898. In legend Merlin was not only depicted as a wizard but also a bard - a poet and writer of songs. In the Dark Ages bards were accredited with the gift of prophecy. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, where The Red Book of Hergest is now preserved. Ambrosius Aurelius does have many things in common with the Merlin of later romance. Like Merlin, he united Britain in the period after Vortigern's reign: both Gildas and Bede say that he successfully halted the invasion of Britain in the last few decades of the fifth century. Surviving writings concerning Britain in the Dark Ages are found mainly in Welsh manuscripts and in the Welsh language. Related:  historyfantasy

EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem, 1099The assault and capture of the Christian "Navel of the World"

@дневники — Опричное поле Soft as a Rock - Design Magazine - Baekdal.com Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used as decorative objects since... well... the stone age actually. But, rocks are usually a bit hard to be around. They often look cool, but you wouldn't exactly hug one - until now! Stephanie Marin is the creator of these amazing looking stones, which is actually very soft and comfortable cushions. Update: See also Ronal Jordaan's Rock Cushions (much better looking than the ones above) Follow: 42Concepts Alternative Sleep Cycles Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle:

Комиксы Комиксы Ряд нижеследующих комиксов привезен из Индии в 2001 году. Популярно, с живыми картинками, они представляют различные эпизоды священных Писаний Индии. В доступной и простой форме они дают представление о происхождении различных образов богов (Ганеша с головой слона, шестиголовый Картикея и др.) и сжато пересказывают события индийских эпосов. Внимание! Страница была обновлена последний раз 25 июля 2013 года. Следующие 3 книги комиксов довольно долго лежали на полке. Начиная с этой книги я решил, в связи с тем, что разрешение компьютеров увеличилось, предлагать комиксы в друх разрешениях экрана и качествах изображения. В 2007 году я со своими друзьями вновь посетил Индию, уже 5-й раз. А это очередная партия комиксов, привезенная из Индии уже в 2010 году.

Виконтов Дмитрий Викторович. О джедаях, Республике и Судьбе "О джедаях, Республике и Судьбе". "Демократия - путь к диктатуре подонков". "Один генерал из моего мира как-то заметил: "Власть не берут, ее подбирают". потом кончил, но суть-то не меняется: крепкую власть захватить не удастся, будь ты хоть трижды Серым Рыцарем. "Чужие берега", А. "Ну почему Свет действует через ложь, а Тьма - через правду? Почему наша правда оказывается беспомощной, тогда как ложь - действенной? творить зло? "Ночной дозор", С. От автора: данная статья написана на основе шести фильмов саги Дж. Автор хочет обратить внимание, что все, изложенное в статье, есть результат его размышлений, как над сагой, так и над имевшими место на упомянутых форумах дискуссиями. Сначала было восхищение. Ах, да. И, наконец, тот фильм, о котором пойдет речь. К счастью - или, к сожалению, тут как посмотреть - восхищению не удалость пополнить армию фанатов "ЗВ" еще одним адептом. Правда, был один вопрос, на который так ответа получить не удалось. - оригинальная трилогия: эпизод 4 ("Новая надежда").

On a Rainy Day...Gregory Thielker's Paintings (Not Photos) - 8 Total Under the Unminding Sky We love Gregory Thielker's art, not only because we can't believe they're actually paintings and not photographs, but also because he can transport us into another time and place. When we look at his paintings, Thielker wants us to experience those moments when we're driving in our car on a cold and rainy day. He wants us to remember the thoughts that go through our heads, how on one hand we feel safe and warm but on the other we're trying to navigate through an uncertain environment. It's a strong metaphor for life, isn't it? Gregory Thielker on his art: "My most recent paintings and drawings explore the sensation of seeing from a car while driving through the rain. The paintings themselves are compiled from hundreds of photographs taken while driving in rainstorms with the windshield wipers turned off. Route 7 Cash Only Mass Pike Toll McGrath Highway Coming to a Complete Stop Harrison Avenue Study Vortex Gregory Thielker

Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity | zen habits By Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person? Of course not. It’ll also become apparent from the links in this handbook that I’ve written about this stuff before. How to use this handbook This handbook is not meant to be a step-by-step guide, nor should you adopt all the tips below. Pick and choose the tips that will be most useful to you. 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity Try rising early. The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps

Ржавые гвозди для "Гибели Богов" - LitForum - Беседы о литературе 1.Собираем блокбастер на коленке, или Психология персонажей ГБ ...Так ни в Лету, ни в лета не канетТо, что вне продажи и продажности.Помни, кто работает руками,О душе – предмете высшей важности... Екатерина Ачилова, “Пой, Менестрель!” …Вот здесь, во-первых, будем серьезны – речь, как-никак, о душе; во-вторых, как раз таки тот единственный случай, когда нужно говорить не только о том, КАК написано, но и о том, ЧТО написано. Для начала: зачем вообще нам нужна какая-то психология в жанре фэнтези? …Любое произведение повествовательного жанра – будь то книга или фильм, фэнтези или детектив – во главу угла ставит Человека. В меньшей степени это правило относится к кинематографу, чье воздействие на чувства зрителя более прямолинейно и непосредственно. Но то в кино. Так вот я сильно подозреваю, что при написании «Гибели Богов» Николай Даниилович лелеял грандиозный замысел: литературными средствами передать кинематографическую масштабность вселенской катастрофы. Перейдем к уязвимости. Образы.

SUCK UK - Sun Jar Make the most of your Sun Jar Automatic switch on The Sun Jar has a built-in light sensor, and switches on and off automatically when it gets dark or light. The Sun Jar MUST be in the dark to light up. Charging The battery needs sun to fully charge, and your Sun Jar may need charging before its first use. Leave outside or in a sunny window in DIRECT SUNLIGHT. It will require several hours and, in overcast conditions, we recommend charging for a few days. Manual Switch OffIf you do not want your Sun Jar to light up when it gets dark, set the switch to "Charge" mode. Winter Bad weather is bad news for Sun Jars! Replace The Battery Rechargeable batteries have a long, but not indefinite, life. Open the Sun Jar and lift out the rubber insert and solar panel. Water Resistance Kilner Jars have a watertight seal, so your Sun Jar can be left outside in wet weather.

Why You’ll Pay for Silence: John Cage’s 4:33 I was on iTunes yesterday checking out Kanye and Jay-Z’s latest when I came across something that caught my eye. It was the famous – or perhaps infamous – John Cage piece Four Minutes and Thirty Three Seconds, one of the must unique and provocative pieces in the history of contemporary music. 4:33 was debuted on August 29th, 1952, by David Tudor at Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, New York. Tudor was an established pianist well versed in the experimental music scene. For the next four minutes and thirty-three seconds Tudor sat there, in silence, and nearly motionless. No, he didn’t freeze or choke. Cage replaced the expected with the unexpected; instead of piano sounds, he gave the audience different sounds – but he still gave them music. I first heard about 4:33 from my college music professor, who actually paid money for the sheet music and had us perform it in his intro to music theory class. I had forgotten about 4:33 until I saw it on iTunes yesterday. Maybe. Like this:

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