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zodiac
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03.21~04.19 Aries the Ram
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03.21~04.19 Aries the Ram
Aries is the first of the 12 zodiac signs and represents anyone whose birthday falls between the dates of March 21st and April 19th. The name Aries comes from the Latin word meaning 'ram'.
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04.20~05.20 Taurus the Bull
3565
 
04.20~05.20 Taurus the Bull ▷▷▷
3564
 
04.20~05.20 Taurus the Bull
Pleiades, Lascaux, Gilgamesh, thigh, menace, Pleione, Ishtar, Enkidu, Aldebaran
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07.22~08.23 Leo the Lion
Those born between the dates of July 23rd and August 22nd can expect to fall under the constallation of Leo, the 5th sign in the zodiac cycle. Leo's name derived from Latin word for 'lion'.
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07.22~08.23 Leo the Lion
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08 August ▷▷▷
Augustus the emperor of Rome who became after Caesar, thought this month naming _____ was a fine idea and so Sextilis became Augustus, August for him.
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08.23~09.22 Virgo the Virgin
4087
 
09.23~10.22 Libra the Scales
Libra is the 7th constallation in the zodiac. The sign is associated with people born between September 23 and October 22. Libra's name is derived from the Latin word for _____.
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09~12 September, October, November, December
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10.23~11.21 Scorpio the Scorpion
subtlety
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11.22~12.21 Sagittarius the Archer
globetrotter, sate, lust, equate, mutability
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12.22~01.19 Capricorn
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Alphabet
Α α Β β Γ γ Δ δ Ε ε Ζ ζ Η η Θ θ Ι ι Κ κ Λ λ Μ μ Ν ν Ξ ξ Ο ο Π π Ρ ρ ϱ Σ σ/ς Τ τ Υ υ Φ φ Χ χ Ψ ψ Ω ω
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Andromeda
Cepheus, Cassiopeia
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Aphrodite(Venus)
goddess of beauty, love, desire and pleasure. In Hesiod's theogony she was born from sea foam and Uranus severed genitals. In Homer's Iliad she is daughter of Zeus and Dione.
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Ares
Ares, god of war, bloodshed and violence. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as a beardless youth either nude with a helmet and a spear or sword as an armed warrior. His sacred animals include vultures, venomous snakes, dogs and boars.
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Cassiopeia
Polaris, Andromeda, Neried, Persius, doom, supernova remnant
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Celestial bodies of the week
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Constellations
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constellations
constellation, zodiac
3922#6364
 
Cyprus
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Daedalus & Icarus
3925
 
Days of the Week
Where do the Days of the Week Get Their Names
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Delos ▷▷▷
The island of _____ was one of the most important places in the ancient Greek world with temples honoring the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis.
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Delphi
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Delphi
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Friday ▷▷▷
And Friday. Well, the only planet left is Venus, goddess of love. The Anglo-Saxen goddess of love was Frigg and this is her day. But whether Venus or Frigg day, everybody loves it.
10401
 
Geography
Rhodape, Pindus
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Gods & Goddess
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Greek Myth Vocabulary
hubris, nemesis, Sisyphus, mortal, immortal, diety, dieu, dios, underworld, Hades, nymph, nectar, prophecy, revelation, Minotaur
4353
 
History
3926
 
Jupitor
10507
 
Knossos
Phaistos Minoan Palace
10540
 
map - ancient
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Mercury
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Minoa
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Monday ▷▷▷
Monday is moon day. Roman mythology had the moon goddess Luna which why French has Lundi, Spanish Lunes, but here English substituted its own old Enlish word for moon, Mona.
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Moria camp
10545
 
Mt. Ida
10541
 
Mythology Family Tree
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Myths and Legends
Persephone, Demeter, Zeus, Hades, Helios, Sisyphus
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Narcissus
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Narcissus
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Norse Mythology
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Odysseus
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Olympus
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Orpheus
Once upon a time there lived a great musician in Greece called Orpheus. Orpheus lived with his wife Eurydice who loved him very deeply. Orpheus is also madly in love with Eurydice. They really were made for each other.
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Parthenon
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Perseus 1
Plans of Bismarckian Proportion
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Perseus 2
3995
 
Planets in the night sky
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Polaris
A meteor streaking past the Big Dipper during the 2015 Perseid meteor shower.
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Polaris: The North Star
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Pygmalion & Galatea
4903
 
Santorini
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Saturday ▷▷▷
The planets were named for gods of Roman mythology. In Latin Saturday was dies Saturni, day of Saturn, god of agriculture. English stuck with that idea for Saturday.
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Saturn
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Scythians
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seasons
So when Persephone was with Hades, Demeter was sad and not in the mood for the harvest. The Earth would decline into autumn and winter. When Persephone was with her mother, Demeter would shine from happiness and the land would become fertile and fruitful.
7409
 
Sunday
In ancient Latin Sunday was Dies Solis or the Sun God but in Christian era it was renamed Domonicas for lord's day. Most of the Romance languages use a desendant of that but in English and Germanic languages it is still named for the sun.
10327
 
The Prince with Donkey Ears
The king decreed that the prince was to use a special hat that would cover his ears and that he was never to take it off. When the royal barber took the prince's hat off he was surprised as was the prince to see the donkey ears.
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Thracians
Odrysia
11015
 
Thursday ▷▷▷
I bet you can guess who Thursday is named for. In ancient Rome Jupiter or Jove, the sky god of thunder, a pretty good match for Thor.
10393
 
Trojan Horse
"Sometimes what appears to be a gift can be a trap instead."
4900
 
Tuesday ▷▷▷
Tuesday is Mars day. But the Anglo-saxons had their own sky god of war named Tiw or Tyr in Norse Mythology known as the one-handed war god (due to his hand having been bitten off by a wolf).
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Wednesday
The reason that Wednesday is spelled so funny is because it's actually Woden's day. Woden was the big guy of Germanic mythology and the creator of the universe and master of hunting and war while the Roman god Mercury was a mere messenger to the gods.
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Zeus
king of the gods, ruler of Mt. Olympus and god of the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order and justice.
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Zeus Family Tree
Cronus Rhea Hades Poseidon Zeus Hestia Hera Demeter Athena Apollo Artemis Persephone Aphrodite Eros Cupid
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Zodiac Signs and the Greek Mythology
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π ≈ 3.14
The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter
10536
 
π(n)
π(n) is the number of primes less than or equal to n.
10537
 
Φ ≈ 1.618
Keplar observed that the relationship between a number in Fibonacci sequence and the previous number more and more closely approaches the irrational number Φ the longer the sequence is continued and Φ describes nothing other than the golden section.
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ψ ≈ 137.5°
Divides the angle of 360° in the proportions of the golden section. As angles smaller than 180° proved more handy in practice, the smaller of the resultant angles is usually called golden angle.
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