The Plight of the Demigods

... death, thou shalt die. —John Donne THE PLIGHT OF THE DEMIGODS DRAMATIS PERSONAE AIR FIRE WATER The Plight of the Demigods 9 PROLOGUE.

Author: Ada Edna Omo-Osagie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450014199


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The Plight and Travels of the Hebrews

I AM THAT I AM spoke to Mosheh instructing him on what HE requires for the sinner (demigod worshiper, idolater) to be restored to HIM.

Author: Anthony J. Vance

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982264376

Category: History

Page: 358

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This book is a compilation of History, Science, and Scriptures. Multiple sources of history and science have been pulled together for great validity and accuracy of the information. For Bible accuracy of the First Five Books of Scripture referred to as the Torah, and the Pentateuch, multiple sources have also been utilized for a more complete assessment of Biblical events. Through many years of research and study, the books of Bereshis/Genesis, Shemot/Exodus, VaYikra/Leviticus, Bamidbar/Numbers, and Devarim/Deuteronomy, have been pulled together from the Authorized King James Bible; The Septuagint; The Book of Enoch; The Cabala Talmud; The Book of Yashar; The Orthodox Jewish Bible, and more. The stories in each of these books that discuss the same topics, all of those Scriptures have been brought together for greater clarity and overstanding of the story. In addition, all of the Scriptures from other parts of Scripture within each book that apply to the same topic, have all been compiled into the story. In pulling all of the parts together, the origin of sin is brought to the forefront of Biblical History. To fortify what is revealed in the Scriptures, Science, Paleontology, and Geology, are also incorporated to reinforce what the Scriptures tell us. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has proven that humanity is much older than seven thousand years In the Scriptural presentation of Creation itself, Science has proven that in the Seven Days of Creation, many eons have passed. Science by way of Carbon Testing tells us the Triassic Period: Mesozoic, Jurassic, and Cenozoic Periods occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago. History, Science, and Scripture together synchronize the chronology of the world, and of humanity. This book will be a great addition to your library.

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

... and especially as they were reduced to the necessity of ex posing their nakedness , by walking home in the plight they came from the water .



ISBN: IBNF:CF990988520


Page: 329

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A Demigod

The celestial blue seemed serenely taunting them with their dismal plight ; the brooklets giggled gleefully at their misery ; the careless abandon of the ...

Author: Edward Payson Jackson


ISBN: UVA:X030809751


Page: 337

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Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development

Author: Rodanthi Tzanelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429754968

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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It is said that movies have encroached upon social realities creating tourism enclaves based on distortions of history and heritage, or simulations that disregard both. What localities and nation-states value are discarded, suppressed, or modified beyond recognition in neoliberal markets; thus flattening out human experience, destroying natural habitats in the name of development, and putting the future of whole ecosystems at risk. Without disregarding such developmental risks Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development explores how, en route to any beneficial or eco-destructive development, film tourist industries co-produce atmospheres of place and culture with tourists/film fans, local activists, and nation-states. Drawing on international examples of cinematically-induced tourism and tourismophobic activism, Tzanelli demonstrates how the allegedly unilateral industry-driven ‘design’ of location stands at a crossroads between political structures, systems of capitalist development, and resurgent localised agency. With an interdisciplinary methodological and epistemological portfolio connected to the new mobilities paradigm, this volume will appeal to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in tourism, migration, and urban studies in sociology, anthropology, geography, and international relations.

The Plight of a Sorcerer

who utters oracles ( 1.174.7 ) ; another is Kutsa , who has reached the status of a demigod . In short , the kaví is he who is consulted precisely because ...

Author: Georges Dumézil

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055349

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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The Xenotext

... 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 ...

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

No Country for Old Gnomes

The second rule of demigods is that—ghrktff! ... a little dance that suggested he was entirely lacking sympathy for the plight of those caught by the willow ...

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9781524797782

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Go big or go gnome. The New York Times bestselling authors of Kill the Farm Boy welcome you to the world of Pell, the irreverent fantasy universe that recalls Monty Python and Terry Pratchett. “A complete delight, as fluffy and fun as The Lego Movie and as heartfelt as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”—Locus War is coming, and it’s gonna be Pell. On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty. On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else. It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen’s world is turned upside down—or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts—from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses—all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there’s nothing more heroic than being yourself. In No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne lovingly tweak the tropes of fantasy and fairy tales. Here you’ll find goofy jokes and whimsical puns, but you’ll also find a diverse, feminist, and lighthearted approach to fantasy that will bring a smile to your face and many fine cheeses to your plate.

A Flickering Mindlight

The Drum Demigod now rested in a state of relative stillness and reverie. ... that he had put the plight of the people below secondary in his concerns.

Author: Dean Vyas

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477246498

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Decisions, decisions..... Kieran Nichol, a thirty-three-year-old graphic designer, has an interview at Candlelight Ltd. this particular Monday morning. Kieran is a cynical, pessimistic, money-driven individual with health problems, but sees Candlelight Ltd. as his golden ticket to relative success and fortune. It's just a pity that his ex, Alice, won't be around to benefit from his upgraded status, as his partner. Meanwhile, Satan, no less, is making preparations in Hell for a new arrival he will soon have in his possession. At Candlelight Ltd., Kieran meets with Gabriella, HR manager, and her staff but Ms. Lock, the company director, is away at the parent organization, of which Candlelight Ltd. is a subsidiary. Kieran believes with the "angelic" Gabriella taking his interview, he's bound to be employed. She introduces him to members of the staff but the coffee she and they have given him, along with the striking and mysterious clock in the meeting room, are altering his perception, and he falls into a trance. Kieran is transported into the "other worlds" of unscrupulous individuals, who eventually end up in Hell—literally. Kieran's foray into the world of these doomed characters is a precursor to the doom he faces himself. But will he choose to embrace this future to satisfy his lust and greed—or make the necessary changes to escape this outcome? It's a race against time and dark forces as ruination chases on the heels of Kieran Nichol, in these critical moments during which he himself decides his material and spiritual destiny. A Flickering Mindlight is the story of a man's spiritual choices and consequential direction, catalyzed by paranormal phenomena and the imminent threat of material disaster.

Beyond AI

Does this mean that we have a moral duty to create demigods ? Consider the plight of the moral evaluator who is faced with societies that consist not only ...

Author: J. Storrs Hall


ISBN: STANFORD:36105123296100

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is now advancing at such a rapid clip that it has the potential to transform our world in ways both exciting and disturbing. Computers have already been designed that are capable of driving cars, playing soccer, and finding and organizing information on the Web in ways that no human could. With each new gain in processing power, will scientists soon be able to create supercomputers that can read a newspaper with understanding, or write a news story, or create novels, or even formulate laws? And if machine intelligence advances beyond human intelligence, will we need to start talking about a computer's intentions? These are some of the questions discussed by computer scientist J. Storrs Hall in this fascinating layperson's guide to the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Drawing on a thirty-year career in artificial intelligence and computer science, Hall reviews the history of AI, discussing some of the major roadblocks that the field has recently overcome, and predicting the probable achievements in the near future. There is new excitement in the field over the amazing capabilities of the latest robots and renewed optimism that achieving human-level intelligence is a reachable goal. But what will this mean for society and the relations between technology and human beings? Soon ethical concerns will arise and programmers will need to begin thinking about the computer counterparts of moral codes and how ethical interactions between humans and their machines will eventually affect society as a whole. Weaving disparate threads together in an enlightening manner from cybernetics, computer science, psychology, philosophy of mind, neurophysiology, game theory, and economics, Hall provides an intriguing glimpse into the astonishing possibilities and dilemmas on the horizon.


... beard was recycled demigod , and kindred spirit to the son of Zeus , and returned ... Gilgamesh gives three riveting speeches on the plight of Sumeria ...

Author: Robert Weisbrot

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589791207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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This book is a follow up to the author's successful first book on the show. In this, he writes about the final three seasons. The author's passionate introspection contains cast profiles and commentary from the stars on each episode.

America s Comic Demigods

Variants can be found in The Northern , II ( Mar. , 1923 ) , 16 , “ Pete's Bargain Horse " ; Marion Blake , “ A Hopeless Plight , " The Burlington Free ...

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson


ISBN: IND:32000002734384

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 13

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A Policeman s Plight

In this case, it was with a Detective Superintendent Collins, who was a demigod. The Detective Superintendent was a very powerful and influential officer ...

Author: James Waight

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499075854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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A compilation of true events experienced during my twenty-five years with the Metropolitan Police Force in London, England. These stories give an insight into the past day-to-day workings of the Police Force: from my personal involvement in the protection of the public and the dedication to serve my chosen profession. These stories are diverse, ranging from thought-provoking, sad, and at times humorous, about murder, burglars, Special Constables and much more. My stories will give you a glimpse into the past, of how we did things then. Also included are a few stories from my Canadian Military Service.

The Changing

Such was the plight of Tertan existence when vile Medice vented her rage. ... that in Magnes the demigods listened to their cries of sorrow and trembled.

Author: K. G. Bell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9780759675056

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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The story of Tritan continues in the Changing, exposing all the passions of love, war, hatred, and relationships. The Tertans become more united and develop new strategies to deal with the Sordians. In this fictional story of high imagination, the forces of Good and Evil are well matched. However Goodness will prevail because of the deep devotion that Tritan expresses to his gods. He is the ultimate champion in the cause of Right,' and sheds the light of hope upon the realm. The story is laden with many mysteries and conflicts that reveal many truths about life. It also deals with love, romance, relationships, grand armies on monstrous battlefields, and survival. In this book, Tritan makes a powerfully positive impact upon the tumultuous conditions in the realm. He brings peace, harmony and understanding to the Kingdoms, and changes forever the Oblivian Order.

Sri Brhad bhagavatamrta

... that Krsna should not neglect the plight of His helpless elderly parents. ... They all live in terror of Kamsa, and so also do the demigods, brāhmanas, ...

Author: Gopiparanadhana Dasa

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

ISBN: 9789171497864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 992

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The hero’s quest for the extraordinary – an ever-recurring theme in literature – reflects the urge of every heart at its noblest to discover the full possibilities of life. Anyone dissatisfied with the scant potential of mundane existence is naturally stimulated by the prospect of finding, even vicariously, a world of greater liberty. There should be some better place for the soul. Why should happiness be so elusive, and why should confusion and resentment always shroud the mind’s eye, making it unable to see clearly what is in front of it? Srila Sanatana Gosvami’s Brhad-bhagavatamrta, written in Sanskrit nearly five hundred years ago, is a gemlike example of the quest genre, but different from the sort commonly encountered in fable and fiction. Narada and Gopa-kumara, the respective heroes of this book’s two parts, are searching for a key to fulfillment much subtler than wealth, influence, mundane love, the Fountain of Youth, or even the Holy Grail. Narada has vast experience of the cosmos; Gopa-kumara is illiterate and naive; yet they share the same vision of what is most valuable. What both want is not to conquer or exploit on any level, but to explore the mystery of selfless service. As Narada already knows, and Gopa-kumara will gradually learn, the superior mode of life they seek is personal and defined by the interplay of those who take part in it, rather than by material laws of nature. In Part Two of Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, the book’s hero, Gopa-kumara, an illiterate, naive cowherd living near Govardhana Hill in Vrindavan, is inspired by a mysterious bhakta to start on a spiritual quest. His journey takes him in this volume all the way from his home to Vaikuntha-Ayodhya, and from sraddha to almost-perfect prema. Gopa-kumara’s adventure is different from the hero’s journeys we read about in less spiritual literature, because he explores the material universe not with his sights set on mundane wealth or power or romance but the sweetness of confidential, selfless, devotional service to his dearest Lord and friend, Sri Krishna. It is this focus that takes him beyond all temporal dimensions into the spiritual world beyond.

Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

... but are integral necessities of the human plight.29 Archetypal Mimesis in Classical ... the Hellenic demigods served as the archetypal heroic patterns, ...

Author: Richard C. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317585855

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or historical, but instead would have recognized this narrative as an instance of the trope of divine translation, common within the Hellenistic and Roman mythic traditions. Given this framework, Miller argues, early Christians would have understood the resurrection story as fictitious rather than historical in nature. By drawing connections between the Gospels and ancient Greek and Roman literature, Miller makes the case that the narratives of the resurrection and ascension of Christ applied extensive and unmistakable structural and symbolic language common to Mediterranean "translation fables," stock story patterns derived particularly from the archetypal myths of Heracles and Romulus. In the course of his argument, the author applies a critical lens to the referential and mimetic nature of the Gospel stories, and suggests that adapting the "translation fable" trope to accounts of Jesus’ resurrection functioned to exalt him to the level of the heroes, demigods, and emperors of the Hellenistic and Roman world. Miller’s contentions have significant implications for New Testament scholarship and will provoke discussion among scholars of early Christianity and Classical studies.