Dionysus

Dionysus Son of Zeus and Semele, also known in both Greek and Latin as Bacchus. According to Ovid, when his mother was killed Zeus snatched her unborn child and sewed him into his own thigh. The Homeric Hymn to Dionysos (1) gives variant versions of his birth. He is unusual in that he has a mortal mother, the story of Semele places his birth much later than those of the other gods. Several stories tell of the fate of mortals who refused to recognised or accept Dionysos, as ...
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Holy Wars

Holy Wars Millions of people over the course of history of the world have died because of holy wars and crusades. Religious belief systems have created more specific boundaries with attention to detail to ideology than ever before and some of these certain religious restrictions or laws have been the cause of holy wars and deaths. The Crusades were Holy Wars by European Christians between the 11th and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims, the holocaust wa...
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The Language Of Laughter

The Language Of Laughter Laughter is part of the universal human vocabulary. All members of the human species understand it. Unlike English, French, or Swahili, one does not have to learn to speak it. We?re born with the capacity to laugh. One of the remarkable things about laughter is that it occurs unconsciously. You don?t decide to do it. While we can consciously inhibit it, we don?t consciously produce laughter. That is why it?s very hard to laugh on command or to fake ...
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Seth God Of Chaos

Seth: God Of Chaos Seth, or Set, is the Egyptian god of chaos who embodied the principle of outright evil. In the beginning of Egyptian history Seth was a member of the acclaimed gods of Egypt. Seth is the God that stands at the bow of Ra?s boat and slays enemies as the ship daily navigates the sky. He was associated with the destruction of foreign lands. He was depicted as a human with a head of an aardvark. ?He had a curved snout, erect square- tipped ears and a long for...
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Holocaust

Holocaust A Reexamination of Conscience In trying to demythologize a catastrophic historical event such as the Holocaust, the issues of culpability and conscience often arise. Due to the incredible size and power of the Nazi regime, thousands share in the blame for the virtual extermination of European Jewry, however certain high-ranking individuals played very direct roles in carrying out Hitler?s ?final solution?. Adolf Eichmann and Franz Stangl were two men who share...
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Analysis of Gangs

Analysis of Gangs Analysis of Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today?s society. What has made these groups come about Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable awn prestigious way to live The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings? personal wants and peer pressure. To determine...
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Antigone

Antigone Creon?s hypocrisy in Antigone In Sophocles, Antigone, there is a new king of Thebes, no longer Oedipus, but Oedipus? brother-in-law Creon, who is now the current leader and king of Thebes. The opening of the play is a private discussion between Antigone and Ismene, daughters of the exiled King Oedipus who have been entrusted to the care of the protagonist, Creon. Oedipus not only had two daughters, but he had two sons as well, Polynices and Eteocles. When the pl...
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Does God Exist

Does God Exist The truth is that nobody really knows for sure what the answer is to this question. Still there are scholars, writers, survivors who try to come up with different answers. Some believe that God does not exist, and Auschwitz was an example that proves that he does not exist. This is probably the simplest answer to the question, because why would God allow something like this to proceed, if he existed Also the God we think might not be the real God that exists. ...
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The Influence Of America

The Influence Of America The Influence of America The majority of the people from my country, Puerto Rico, have always thought that leaving their home to start a new life in North America is very simple. In Puerto Rico, the United States is considered to be perfect and really it is not. All this is known as the ?America Dream?. They expect to come to North America and get everything and more just by working a couple of hours a week, when it really is not that easy for us. I c...
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Roman & Greek

Roman & Greek Greek and Roman mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, and they were also worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of Cronus and Rhea. As the s...
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