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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey THE ODYSSEY The Odyssey was full of wonder, power, and surprises. It is packed with epic heroes, creatures, gods, and goddesses. The gods, goddesses, and creatures had supernatural powers that effected the lives of Odysseus, his crew, and his family. Their actions proved to be powerful, benificial, and deadly. The gods, godesses, and creatures in The Odyssey on many occations proved to be powerful. Zeus, leader of the gods, was a prime example of this. When, “Zeus the lord of cloud r
Hallucinogen
Hallucinogen
Hallucinogen While many drugs speed up or depress the central nervous system, there is a class of drugs that distorts how we feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and think. Called hallucinogens because users often hallucinate, or experience nonexistent sensations, these drugs are also known as psychedelic, or mind-bending, drugs. Some hallucinogens come from natural sources; others are made in laboratories. Examples of natural hallucinogens are mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, and marijuana. Mescaline, whi
Powder: Questions
Powder: Questions
Powder: Questions 1 Jeremy\'s original source of rejection came from his parents who banished him from his home. He was to live in the basement, away from society. This hurting he received made him a more compassionate, caring and loving person. Although his early stages of life were of persecution and sadness he accepted as a way of life. Being banished from society, he solely learned the meaning of compassion. He acquired the knowledge of caring and loving by experiencing the direct opposite o
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society’s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm S
Student
Student
Student Målçôm 10:6:96 Period: D Powder: Questions 1 Jeremy’s original source of rejection came from his parents who banished him from his home. He was to live in the basement, away from society. This hurting he received made him a more compassionate, caring and loving person. Although his early stages of life were of persecution and sadness he accepted as a way of life. Being banished from society, he solely learned the meaning of compassion. He acquired the knowledge of caring and loving by ex
Greek Art
Greek Art
Greek Art greek art Over a period of time Greek art of the past has changed and evolved into what we value in todayís society as true art and services as a blue print of our tomorrow. As we take a closer look at the Geometric Period and stroll up through the Hellenistic Period allow me to demonstrate the changes and point out how these transitions have servide the elements of time. During the geometric period the Greeks style of vase painting was know as Proto-geometric because it was preceded a
Joan Of Arc By Jules Basten Lepage
Joan Of Arc By Jules Basten Lepage
Joan Of Arc By Jules Basten Lepage “Joan of Arc,” was painted by the French realist artist Jules Bastien-Lepage in 1879. “After the province of Lorraine was lost to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War in 1821, The Frenchmen saw in Joan of Arc a new and powerful symbol. In 1875, Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine began to make studies for a picture of her. In the present painting, exhibited in the Salon of 1880, Joan is shown receiving her revelation in her parents garden. Behind her are
Modernization of Health Practices in East Central
Modernization of Health Practices in East Central
Modernization of Health Practices in East Central The colonization of the western world brought on many changes for the indigenous people of Africa in every way of life. The Christian missionaries accomplished much more than just introducing their religion. They also exposed and converted Africans to western values and social beliefs. Health care practices were one of the things greatly influenced by the colonization. In my paper, I am focusing on the practices of the east central region of Afri
Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Healing An Exploration of Spiritual Healing Throughout time, mankind has constantly been seeking ways to maintain their health and to cure those that had not been so fortunate in that task. Just about everything has been experimented with as a cure for some type of illness; whether physical or mental. There is also a third type of illness that can and is addressed, which is healing on the spiritual plan. According to research, most of the spiritual healers are concentrated in primitive
The History Of Greek Theater
The History Of Greek Theater
The History Of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to
The Aztec Empire History
The Aztec Empire History
The Aztec Empire History The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake Texcoco. In the swamplands there was only one piece of land to farm on and it was totally surrounded by more marshes. The Aztec families somehow converted these disadvantages to a mighty empire known as the Aztec Empire. People say the empire was parti
The Devil's Shadow
The Devil's Shadow
The Devil\'s Shadow Time Setting: The Devil\'s Shadow by Clifford Lindsey Alderman took place in the late seventeenth century from 1692-1693. This is the time period that the Salem Witch Trials took place. The main plot of the story rested on the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials, the trials themselves, and the aftermath of the trials. Detailed accounts of witch executions, the actual trials, and the events that caused the trials were discussed in the story. Place Setting: Most of the
Witches
Witches
Witches American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft, because it confronts us with many Ideas about women. It confronts us with fears about women, the place of women in society, and with women themselves. Also, it confronts us with violence against women and how the problems of society were often blamed on women. Even though some men were executed as during periods of witch hunting, witches were generally thought of as women and most who died in the name of witchcraft were wome
Religion
Religion
Religion According to the dictionary religion is the service and worship of God or the supernatural.1  I challenge that definition.  It is true that all religions do involve the worship of some supernatural force, however, it is also true that no religion in history has ever stopped at that. For a more complete definition of the word religion we also have to examine two other aspects. How has it affected man over the centuries? And what is the true motivation of its leadership?  Some would hav
The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery and Parall
The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery and Parall
The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery and Parallelism In his short story The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allen Poe presents his reader with an intricately suspenseful plot filled with a foreboding sense of destruction. Poe uses several literary devices, among the most prevalent, however are his morbid imagery and eerie parallelism. Hidden in the malady of the main character are several different themes, which are all slightly connected yet inherently different. Poe begins the story by
Medieval England
Medieval England
Medieval England It is said that \'An apple a day keeps the dentist away.\' This has become a common saying among Society today. We do not stop to think of how it reflects our outlook of Medicine in our lives. We have come to understand the value of simple practices in order to keep ourselves healthy. This is not, however, the case of Medieval England. Most \'medical practices\' of the time were based upon superstition, ancient texts, myth, or the direction of the church. Medical practices of Me
Aztec
Aztec
Aztec When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificial stone. A priest with an obsidian knife cut open the victim\'s chest and tore out his heart. The heart was placed in a bowl called a chacmool. This heart was used as an offer to the gods. If they were in dire need, a warrior would be sacrificed, but for any other sacrifice a normal person would be deemed sufficient. It was a great honor to be chosen for a sacrifice to the gods. The Aztec held many religious ceremonies t
What is Satanism?
What is Satanism?
What is Satanism? Satanism is the religion of the flesh. Happiness, to the Satanist must be found here and now. No heaven exists to go to after death and no Hell of burning punishment awaits the sinner. Strongly attached to our family and close associations, we make excellent friends. Satanists do not believe that you can love everyone and treat every person the same. By failing to hate you make yourself unable to love. Feared by their enemies and loved by their friends, Satanist\'s build their
GotMilk
GotMilk
GotMilk How did people revere their gods differently among three civilizations? Did they worship with the same general intent? What were gods’ role(s) in people’s lives? A brief exploration into the religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew people may bring insight to these questions. Although the main idea of higher beings remains constant throughout societies’ religion, their form of presence in people’s lives varies. I will present the relationship between the leaders and the gods, as well a
How to prepare for a backpacking expiditiona
How to prepare for a backpacking expiditiona
how to prepare for a backpacking expiditiona In his short story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Edgar Allen Poe presents his reader with an intricately suspenseful plot filled with a foreboding sense of destruction. Poe uses several literary devices, among the most prevalent, however are his morbid imagery and eerie parallelism. Hidden in the malady of the main character are several different themes, which are all slightly connected yet inherently different. Poe begins the story by placing the
Medival Medicine
Medival Medicine
Medival Medicine It is said that \'An apple a day keeps the dentist away.\' This has become a common saying among Society today. We do not stop to think of how it reflects our outlook of Medicine in our lives. We have come to understand the value of simple practices in order to keep ourselves healthy. This is not, however, the case of Medieval England. Most \'medical practices\' of the time were based upon superstition, ancient texts, myth, or the direction of the church. Medical practices of Me
Mescalero Apaches
Mescalero Apaches
Mescalero Apaches The Mescalero Apache The Mescalero Apache derive their name from the food, mescal, the agave or century plant and an important part of their diet. Apache comes from the Zuni word meaning enemy while Apaches call themselves the People. The Mescalero Apache originally live east from the Rio Grande to the Pecos and west to the Texas Plains, but today their reservation is in southeastern New Mexico near Alamogordo. Before the presence of non-natives, there was about 3,000 Mescalero
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homer’s Ody
Native Americans Creation Legend
Native Americans Creation Legend
Native Americans Creation Legend Thesis: The Shaman’s job of passing down the tribe’s ancient legends are very important. I Shamans A. definition B. purpose 1. balance 2. success hunting 3. planting 4. cure sickness C. Usually males 1. post menopausal women 2. blood powers II passed down from generation to generation A. usually from memory 1. sand drawings 2. birch bark scrolls 3. paintings on rocks 4. animal hides B. children 1. eight-familiar stories 2. ten- know history III answer basic quest
Plains Indians
Plains Indians
Plains Indians For many tribes of Plains Indians whose bison-hunting culture flourished during the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun dance was the major communal religious ceremony . . . the rite celebrates renewal - the spiritual rebirth of participants and their relatives as well as the regeneration of the living earth with all its components . . . The ritual, involving sacrifice and supplication to insure harmony between all living beings, continues to be practiced by many contemporary native
Fetishism
Fetishism
Fetishism Fetishism is a perversion that is found, primarily in men, in which genital discharge is impossible without the presence of their fetish. A fetish, however can be a variety of things, yet there are three basic types of fetishes: an inanimate object (e.g. women\'s clothing, shoes, gloves, underwear), a part of the human body (e.g. foot, hand, hair, legs, breasts), or something odd such as, leather, rubber, the touch of velvet. Some fetishes, as observed by Freud, may not even be visible
Rape of the lock
Rape of the lock
rape of the lock In this Canto, Pope describes the satirical decent of Umbriel into underworld as the last literary convention of epic poetry that Pope uses. Umbriel is the representative of the darker side of the supernatural world and he goes to the Underworld or the Cave of spleen to gain some assistance for the violated . In the Cave of Spleen, Umbriel discovers two symbols of feminine wiles: Ill-nature an old Puritan dressed in black and white and Affectation, a woman who pretends to be ill
The Devil in the Shape of a woman
The Devil in the Shape of a woman
The Devil in the Shape of a woman American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft, because it confronts us with many Ideas about women. It confronts us with fears about women, the place of women in society, and with women themselves. Also, it confronts us with violence against women and how the problems of society were often blamed on women. Even though some men were executed as during periods of witch hunting, witches were generally thought of as women and most who died in the na
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya The Maya of Mesoamerica, along with the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru, made up the high civilizations of the American Indians at the time of the Spanish conquest. Both the Aztecs and the Incas were late civilizations, between 1300-1533 AD, but the Maya of the Yucatan and Guatemala exhibited a cultural continuity spanning more than 2,000 years, 1000 BC-AD 1542. Many aspects of this culture continue yet today. The Ancient Maya in their time had actually refined writing. T
The Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity
The Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity
The Passion Of Saints Perpetua And Felicity The document, “The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity,” shows just how mighty and fearless the faith of the martyrs were in Rome around 203 A.D. in which our story takes place. During the rule of Diocletian, Christianity was not the religion of popular belief. Many of Romans practiced polytheism. As a result, numerous Christian believers were persecuted for their divine faith in God. Surprisingly, the Christian martyrs did not care that they were
The Return To Mecca, Muhammad And The Beginnings O
The Return To Mecca, Muhammad And The Beginnings O
The Return To Mecca, Muhammad And The Beginnings Of Islam Muhammad, whose full name was Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn \'Abd Allah ibn \'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, was born in Mecca around 570 AD after the death of his father, \'Abd Allah. Muhammad was at first under the care of his paternal grandfather, \'Abd al-Muttalib. Because the climate of Mecca was considered to be unhealthful, he was given as an infant to a wet nurse from a nomadic tribe and spent some time in the desert. At six, he lost his
The Salem witch trials
The Salem witch trials
The Salem witch trials The Salem witch trials began with the accusation of people in Salem of being witches. But the concept of witchcraft started far before these trials and false accusations occurred. In the early Christian centuries, the church was relatively tolerant of magical practices. Those who were proved to have engaged in witchcraft were required only to do penance. But in the late Middle Ages (13th century to 14th century) opposition to alleged witchcraft hardened as a result of the
Witch
Witch
Witch Outline Thesis: Salem witch trail is an example of the American politic; people who have the power in politic tents to do things too little or too late to help the society because of the fear that they will be the one to blame for the problems. I. Introduction and definition of Witchcraft A. When and why society consider Witchcraft as evil. II. Probe the time-line A. Culture beliefs III. Episode began A. Parris and Williams show strange physical behavior and the village’s doctor concluded
Withccraft in British History
Withccraft in British History
Withccraft in British History European witchcraft was a unique phenomenon which differed from European high magic from the low magic or simple sorcery (Russel 658). High magic and simple sorcery differ however in methods and motivation (658). High magic was astrology and alchemy (658). Sorcerers are usually people that are motivated by strong feelings of jealously, revenge, malice which are experienced by everyone (Marwich 3042). More supernatural are witches who are slaves of aberration and add
The Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dick
The Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dick
The Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson: The Theme of Death Many poems are written about death. The two poets William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson were very influential trancendental writers. Bryant writing Thanatopsis And Emily Dickinson\'s Because I Could Not Stop for Death are basically more alike then than they are similar for the fact that there views on Death are the same, but what happens to you after is what is disimiliar,although Dickinsons and Bryants poems are v
Poe's Man in the Crowd: Types of People Based On A
Poe's Man in the Crowd: Types of People Based On A
Poe\'s Man in the Crowd: Types of People Based On Appearance Throughout life, clothing and body language are often utilized as sources of emotional expression. These emotions can also be portrayed in literaray works and artisitic displays, such as those of Poe, Baudelaire, Manet, and Warhol. In Poe\'s “Man of the Crowd,” there are several descriptions of different types of people based on their appearances, but one particular man is focused on by the narrator due to his unique appearance. Baudel
AIDS and You: The Lethal Relation
AIDS and You: The Lethal Relation
AIDS and You: The Lethal Relation George Stamatopoulos Mrs. Polychronopoulou English 110 19 February, 1997 We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don\'t like or want to believe what they hear, preferring to think that AIDS can\'t happen to them. Experts repeatedly remind us that infective
Beowulf: A Hero's Epic
Beowulf: A Hero's Epic
Beowulf: A Hero\'s Epic In the course of time, many heroes have made their name and many stories have been written to proclaim their greatness. However, none as captivating as Beowulf. This Anglo-Saxon epic demonstrates it\'s power with beautiful language, usage of kennings, metaphors, similes, and alliteration. Also, it gives wondrous supernatural beings as in God, and even of powerful creatures as Grendel. On the other hand, it has human struggles and afflictions. The very first element that i
Macbeth: Aristotelian Tragedy
Macbeth: Aristotelian Tragedy
Macbeth: Aristotelian Tragedy Kim Blair Per.5 Interpretive Test The definition of tragedy in an excerpt from Aristotle\'s Poetics is the re-creation, complete within itself, of an important moral action. The relevance of Aristotle\'s Poetics to Shakespeare\'s play Macbeth defines the making of a dramatic tragedy and presents the general principles of the construction of this genre. Aristotle\'s attention throughout most of his Poetics is directed towards the requirements and expectations of th
Astrology
Astrology
Astrology Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known
Being a Hero
Being a Hero
Being a Hero Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position causes him just as much grief as it does splendor. What is a hero? We would like to think that a hero is someone who has achieved some fantastic goal or status, or maybe someone who has accomplished a great task. Heroes find themselves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the ma
The Dream of Oenghus
The Dream of Oenghus
The Dream of Oenghus The Celtic myth, The Dream of Oenghus, relates the tale of Oenghus the Celtic god of love and his long search for true love. Oenghus is the son of Boann and Daghdhae. Boann the white cow goddess, and Daghdhae the father of all gods, the good god. In a dream Oenghus sees the loveliest figure in Ireland… His memory of this vision makes him ill with loneliness and he begins to waste away. With the help of his mother, and another of his fathers\' sons, Bodhbh, he begins hi
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards For those of you that do not know what a ouija board is, it is a device used to supposedly ask questions of and receive answers from a seemingly supernatural force. Using a ouija board has become a controversial subject. Some people regard them as evil or a tool of the Devil, yet they continue to be sold in stores along Scrabble and Monopoly as a game. The Ouija board was invented in the early 1890\'s by William Fuld. It is now sold by Parker Brothers. A ouija board is a small b
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey The Odyssey was full of wonder, power, and surprises. It is packed with epic heroes, creatures, gods, and goddesses. The gods, goddesses, and creatures had supernatural powers that effected the lives of Odysseus, his crew, and his family. Their actions proved to be powerful, benificial, and deadly. The gods, godesses, and creatures in The Odyssey on many occations proved to be powerful. Zeus, leader of the gods, was a prime example of this. When, “Zeus the lord of cloud roused in the
Epic Works
Epic Works
Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape the action; battles o
Fate: Would Homer and Virgil Be The Same Without I
Fate: Would Homer and Virgil Be The Same Without I
Fate: Would Homer and Virgil Be The Same Without It? In Virgil\'s Aeneid and Homer\'s Iliad, a picture of the supernatural and its workings was created. In both works, there is a concept of a fixed order of events which is called fate. Fate involves two parts. First, there are laws that govern certain parts of mens\' lives, such as human mortality and an afterlife. Second, fate deals with the inevitable outcome of certain events, outcomes that cannot be changed by men or gods. Both Homer and Vir
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology The ancient Greeks used stories containing God\'s to explain the way life was. Often times there were lessons to be learned that described human behavior. To the Greeks the myths were looked at as examples of good and bad behavior and its effects. they worshipped the Gods and tried not to offend them in any way. The story of creation is a prime example of how the Greeks viewed the heavens and the earth. Zeus was the king of the sky, earth, and men. Zeus\' son Apollo urged all Gre
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero\'s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service
Macbeth: Ambition is Root of All Evil
Macbeth: Ambition is Root of All Evil
Macbeth: Ambition is Root of All Evil It is said that ambition is the key to success. In the case of Shakespeare\'s Macbeth, it is the key to his downfall. He is presented with the ambition by the supernatural power of the witches. Lady Macbeth, his wife, then pushes the ambition. After the murdering of Duncan, Macbeth has gained enough ambition himself to cause his own destruction. We can see a clear building of desire throughout the play. Macbeth is first introduced to the limits of his power
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tragedy could in fact be called A Tale of Two Theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible fo