The Plight of the Demigods


Author: Ada Edna Omo-Osagie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450014205

Category: Performing Arts


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Bell s New Pantheon Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods Demi gods Heroes and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity Also of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World Together with Their Temples Priests Altars Oracles Fasts Festivals Games c As Well as Descriptions of Their Figures Representations and Symbols Collected from Statues Pictures Coins and Other Remains of the Ancients The Whole Designed to Facilitate the Study of Mythology History Poetry Painting Statuary Medals c c And Compiled from the Best Authorities Richly Embellished with Characteristic Prints In Two Volumes Vol 1 2

... by cumstance she was ignorant , and not doubting walking home in the plight they came from the but this child would be murdered as the others water . Bethinking themselves in this perhad been , she begged of her husband that as soon ...



ISBN: IBNF:CF990988520


Page: 329

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Machine Ethics

Does this mean that we have a moral duty to create demigods? Consider the plight of the moral evaluator who is faced with societies consisting not only of wild-type humans but also of robots of wide-ranging intelligence, uploaded humans ...

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497749

Category: Computers


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The new field of machine ethics is concerned with giving machines ethical principles, or a procedure for discovering a way to resolve the ethical dilemmas they might encounter, enabling them to function in an ethically responsible manner through their own ethical decision making. Developing ethics for machines, in contrast to developing ethics for human beings who use machines, is by its nature an interdisciplinary endeavor. The essays in this volume represent the first steps by philosophers and artificial intelligence researchers toward explaining why it is necessary to add an ethical dimension to machines that function autonomously, what is required in order to add this dimension, philosophical and practical challenges to the machine ethics project, various approaches that could be considered in attempting to add an ethical dimension to machines, work that has been done to date in implementing these approaches, and visions of the future of machine ethics research.

A Demigod

It was a perfect day ; but the beautiful smile of Nature was to the prisoners a smile of bitter irony . The celestial blue seemed serenely taunting them with their dismal plight ; the brooklets giggled gleefully at their misery ...

Author: Edward Payson Jackson


ISBN: UVA:X030809751


Page: 337

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The Xenotext

... however, inspects his exultant platoons who surround him, uplifting him high upon their shoulders, when not using their bodies to shield him from a shower of wounds during sieges. 43 21. On the Plight of the Swarm Demigods grant the.

Author: Christian Bök

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781770564343

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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"Many artists seek to attain immortality through their art, but few would expect their work to outlast the human race and live on for billions of years. As Canadian poet Christian Bök has realized, it all comes down to the durability of your materials."—The Guardian Internationally best-selling poet Christian Bök has spent more than ten years writing what promises to be the first example of "living poetry." After successfully demonstrating his concept in a colony of E. coli, Bök is on the verge of enciphering a beautiful, anomalous poem into the genome of an unkillable bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans), which can, in turn, "read" his text, responding to it by manufacturing a viable, benign protein, whose sequence of amino acids enciphers yet another poem. The engineered organism might conceivably serve as a post-apocalyptic archive, capable of outlasting our civilization. Book I of The Xenotext constitutes a kind of "demonic grimoire," providing a scientific framework for the project with a series of poems, texts, and illustrations. A Virgilian welcome to the Inferno, Book I is the "orphic" volume in a diptych, addressing the pastoral heritage of poets, who have sought to supplant nature in both beauty and terror. The book sets the conceptual groundwork for the second volume, which will document the experiment itself. The Xenotext is experimental poetry in the truest sense of the term. Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (1994) and Eunoia (2001), which won the Griffin Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Mythology

Plight. of. the. Demigods. In This Chapter • The demigod heroes • The tragic lives ofthe sons of gods and mortals • The demigod's quest for discovery • The tormented demigod's quest for redemption Originally, the Greek words “hero” and ...

Author: Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101047163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves. * Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths * Features information on The Hero's Journey-the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others * Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index

Realm of Darkness A Limited Edition Fantasy and Paranormal Collection

Then there were the rare Demigods—the bloodline of the gods themselves mixed with the Human, Devil, or Angel bloodlines they'd created. “Monsters,” she whispered with a shudder. Thinking of the Demigods, she amended, ...

Author: J.A. Culican

Publisher: Dragon Realm Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 7814

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When darkness falls, beware of the creatures that come out to play... Fall under their spell over and over again in this ultimate paranormal and fantasy romance boxset! Over 40 full-length novels with heart-melting heroes and devastating anti-heroes, full of romance, magic, mystery, and adventure can be yours for an insanely low price. Ready to be swept away? Your book boyfriends are waiting… Enemies-to-lovers, alphas, fae, werewolves, dragons, shapeshifters, vampires, gods, angels, demons, and more: with novels ranging from sweet to spicy, there's a flavor to sate your every craving. You won't find these exclusive novels anywhere else, so don't miss your chance. Over ten thousand pages by New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors and at less than three cents per book, this collection is a steal, but only for a limited time. Grab it today before it's gone forever...