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Inti , also called Apu-punchau , in Inca religion , the sun god; he was believed to be the ancestor of the Incas. Inti was at the head of the state cult, and his worship was imposed throughout the Inca empire.
Winter Solstice: Stories and Traditions From Around the World
Vampire , also spelled vampyre , in popular legend , a creature, often fanged, that preys upon humans, generally by consuming their blood. Vampires have been featured in folklore and fiction of various cultures for hundreds of years, predominantly in Europe , although belief in them has waned in modern times. In popular legend, a vampire is a creature, often fanged, that preys upon humans, generally by consuming their blood. Vampires have been featured in folklore and fiction of various cultures for hundreds of years, predominantly in Europe, although belief in them has waned in modern times. A characteristic central to the vampire myth is the consumption of human blood or other essence such as bodily fluids or psychic energy. Vampires are also depicted as possessing sharp teeth or fangs with which to facilitate this task. Creatures with vampiric characteristics have appeared at least as far back as ancient Greece , where stories were told of creatures that attacked people in their sleep and drained their bodily fluids.
She put the book on hold after several chapters leaked online in Now, more than a decade later, her legions of fans will finally be able to read it. She had hoped for a low-key release, but when she announced the publication date in May, so many of them flocked to her website that it quickly crashed. See the full list. After reading the version of the novel that leaked in , Abercrombie said she was eager for Meyer to release the finished one. These are edited excerpts from the conversation. Why did you decide to publish the book now?
An African Folktale is an adaptation of a traditional tale told by the Efik people of southeastern Nigeria about why the sun and the moon live in the sky. Briefly, it goes like this:. The Sun, having often visited the Water at his home, returns the invitation and the Water accepts. The detailed rendering of the sea creatures reflects the precision of the Victorian encyclopedia illustrations that Legge emulated. The eighteen intaglios were blind-embossed from carved linoleum plates.
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin that has been produced on this earth for more than million years. During exposure to sunlight 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin absorbs UV B radiation and is converted to previtamin D3 which in turn isomerizes into vitamin D3. Previtamin D3 and vitamin D3 also absorb UV B radiation and are converted into a variety of photoproducts some of which have unique biologic properties. Sun induced vitamin D synthesis is greatly influenced by season, time of day, latitude, altitude, air pollution, skin pigmentation, sunscreen use, passing through glass and plastic, and aging. Vitamin D is metabolized sequentially in the liver and kidneys into hydroxyvitamin D which is a major circulating form and 1,dihydroxyvitamin D which is the biologically active form respectively. Most cells and organs in the body have a vitamin D receptor and many cells and organs are able to produce 1,dihydroxyvitamin D.
Winter solstice, which falls on December 21 this year, marks the shortest day of the year when we will have just 8 hours and 46 minutes of daylight between sunrise and sunset. From this time forward, our days will begin to lengthen. Cultural traditions from around the Northern Hemisphere have long told fireside stories about mythical monsters who steal the sun, play tricks on or try to eat hapless humans in the darkness. But sometimes solstice stories are about kinder beings who help us through the leanest time of year, too. The Yupik peoples, indigenous to the Artic, tell the story of the Kogukhpak, subterranean monsters with bulbous bodies and frog-like legs who could only be killed by the sun. On the winter solstice, the Kogukhpak emerged to hunt and mammoth carcasses were said to be the corpses of the ones who stayed out too long and died when the sun returned. In Greek Mythology, the Kallikantzaros were angry, hairy, gnome-like creatures who lived underground and tried to cut down the tree of life.
For centuries, humans have attempted to explain the Sun in terms of their own worldviews. The Sun can be a god, a demon, a mischievous spirit, an omnipotent creator or a ruthless taker of life. Whatever role it plays, most cultures have recognized the significance of the Sun as prime controller of all life on Earth. As you read these, remember they were not stories created to entertain, nor were they written for children. These myths, legends and accounts represent their culture's worldview, a peoples' attempt to explain, understand, and come to grips with nature's phenomena. To the people who tell them, these reports are as relevant and true, as deeply meaningful and spiritually important, as any scientific explanations. For an expanded pdf of this website: Solar Folklore.
For centuries, humans have attempted to explain the Sun in terms of their own As you read these, remember they were not stories created to entertain, nor were distinctive lifestyles, and religious and cultural traditions in different regions.
The sun, explained
Compared with the billions of other stars in the universe, the sun is unremarkable. But for Earth and the other planets that revolve around it, the sun is a powerful center of attention. It holds the solar system together; provides life-giving light, heat, and energy to Earth; and generates space weather.
A solar deity also sun goddess or sun god is a sky deity who represents the Sun , or an aspect of it, usually by its perceived power and strength. Solar deities and Sun worship can be found throughout most of recorded history in various forms. The Neolithic concept of a "solar barge" also "solar bark", "solar barque", "solar boat" and "sun boat", a mythological representation of the Sun riding in a boat is found in the later myths of ancient Egypt , with Ra and Horus. Predynasty Egyptian beliefs attribute Atum as the sun-god and Horus as a god of the sky and Sun. As the Old Kingdom theocracy gained power, early beliefs were incorporated with the expanding popularity of Ra and the Osiris-Horus mythology.
Беккер снова кивнул, вспомнив ночь, когда слушал гитару Пако де Лючии - фламенко под звездами в крепости XV века. Вот бы побывать здесь вместе со Сьюзан. - И, разумеется, Христофора Колумба? - просиял лейтенант. - Он похоронен в нашем соборе.
Что тебя тревожит. Сьюзан заставила себя сесть.