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  Adonis | Adonis, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Adonis was a handsome young man, of beauty comparable to that of Endymion, Ganymedes, Narcissus, Hyacinthus 1, Atlantius (also called Hermaphroditus), Hylas or Chrysippus 2.
Adonis' mother Smyrna conceived an incestuous passion for her father, and with the complicity of her nurse shared the bed of her father (Cinyras 1 according to some or Thias according to others).
According to Apollodorus 3.14.4, it was the anger of Artemis that caused Adonis' death.
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 Adonis (Mythology) - LoveToKnow 1911
Adonis was afterwards killed by a boar sent by Artemis.
It is suggested (Frazer) that Adonis is not a god of vegetation generally, but specially a corn-spirit, and that the lamentation is not for the decay of vegetation in winter, but for the cruel treatment of the corn by the reaper and miller (cf.
It is probable that Adonis himself was looked upon as incarnate in the swine, so that the sacrifice to him by way of expiation on special occasions of an animal which otherwise was specially sacred, and its consumption by its worshippers, was a sacramental act.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Adonis_(Mythology)   (909 words)

  
 Adonis Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Adonis (born Ali Ahmad Said in 1930) is a Lebanese poet whose work reflected a radical vision of Arab history and culture, as well as a hunger for change and modernity.
From 1970 to 1985 Adonis was a professor of Arabic literature at the Lebanese University.
Adonis is both a poet and a theorist on poetry, as well as a thinker with a radical vision of Arab history and culture.
www.bookrags.com /biography/adonis   (1082 words)

  
 Adonis
Adonis is a complex figure, for the outlines of his tale were fully as a part of the sub-Olympian Greek mythology by Greek and Roman authors, and yet he also retains many deep associations with his Semitic origins.
The name "Adonis" is a variation of the Semitic word "Adonai", which means "lord", and which is also one of the names used to refer to YHWH in the Old Testament.
Theias struck the tree with an arrow, causing the tree to open and Adonis to be born.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/adonis.html   (491 words)

  
 Adonis - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Adonis was then born when Theias shot an arrow into the tree or when a boar used its tusks to tear the tree's bark off.
Apollodorus considered Adonis to be the son of Cinyras and Metharme.
Once Adonis was born, Aphrodite took him under her wing, seducing him with the help of Helene, her friend, and was entranced by his unearthly beauty.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Adonis   (540 words)

  
 Adonis
Multiple versions of the birth of Adonis exist: The most commonly accepted version is that Aphrodite urged Myrrha or Smyrna to commit incest with her father, Theias, the King of Smyrna or Syria, which confirm the area of Adonis' origins.
Adonis was born from the tree, confirming his nature both as a vegetation god and as coming from the hot foreign desert lands where the myrrh tree grew.
Apollodorus (3.182) considered Adonis to be the son of Cinyras, of Paphos on Cyprus, and Metharme.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Adonis.html   (1082 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Adonis (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
When Adonis was gored to death by a boar, both Persephone and Aphrodite claimed him.
Adonis' death and resurrection, symbolic of the yearly cycle of vegetation, were widely celebrated in ancient Greece in the midsummer festival Adonia.
The worship of Adonis corresponds to the cults of the Phrygian Attis and the Babylonian Tammuz.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Adonis.html   (266 words)

  
 Joe Adonis
When they met, both Adonis and Luciano worked as pimps and leg breakers, but with the rise of organized crime during prohibition, the pair moved up the ranks in established bootlegging channels.
Adonis was one of the four gunmen who killed Masseria on Coney Island.
Adonis was one of a handful of gangsters Luciano instilled with power as he built the Syndicate.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/crime/mafia/joe-adonis   (812 words)

  
 Adonis
Adonis was born 'Ali Ahmad Sa'id in Al Qassabin, near the city of Latakia, in Syria.
Adonis is in Greek mythology a handsome young man, Aphrodite's lover; his story also includes the theme of resurrection.
In 1970 Adonis was appointed professor of Arabic literature at the Lebanese University.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /adonis.htm   (1066 words)

  
 2101 Adonis at AllExperts
It was discovered by Eugene Delporte in 1936 and named after Adonis, the beautiful youth with whom the goddess Venus fell in love.
Adonis is believed to measure approximately 1 km in diameter.
Adonis was the second Apollo asteroid to be discovered (after 1862 Apollo itself).
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2101_adonis.htm   (286 words)

  
 Phoenician Adon (Adonis) became Lord of the Hebrews
Adonis is a young fertility god, a comely youth beloved by Astarte, and represents death and rebirth in an oriental vegetation cult.
Zeus became the arbitrator in settling the dispute between the two goddesses, and it was decided that Adonis should live one-third of the year with Aphrodite on earth, one-third with Persephone in the Underworld, and the final third with whichever he pleased.
8) is the bilingual inscription from the Adonis temenos at Idalion.
phoenicia.org /adonis.html   (2794 words)

  
 Venus and Adonis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adonis is eager to go hunting, but even within the first stanza we shift to historical present and Venus' attempt "to woo him" (6).
She clutches Adonis and compares her body to a park; he should be a deer.
Adonis tries to revive her and kisses her, which is just fine by her.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/shakespeare/venus&adonis.html   (711 words)

  
 TitansGo.net :: Characters :: Adonis
Although it was uncertain whether or not Adonis was permanently adversely affected by the chemical, his appearances in "Overdrive" in season four, and as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil in season five show that he, like Beast Boy, is back to normal.
Cocky and vain, Adonis is always on the lookout to prove he is better than anyone else.
Adonis' suit imbues him with immense strength, and this only serves to feed his ego.
www.titansgo.net /characters.php?id=65   (321 words)

  
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Adonis's role in the evolution of free verse was crucial; at the same time, he wanted to maintain for poetry an autonomous space and a refined language that refused to descend to the level of daily speech.
The turning-point, both for Adonis and for modern Arabic poetry as a whole, came with Aghani Mihyar al-Dimashqi (1961), in which he achieved a balance between poetry's Socio-political role and the demands of a symbolic 'language of absence' which poetry, as he saw it, required.
In everything he has produced, Adonis reveals his mastery of language and the power to structure a text in the manner of a skilful architect.
www.geocities.com /hhilmy_ma/bio.html   (1292 words)

  
 culturebase.net | The international artist database | Adonis
Born in 1930, the Syrian Adonis is said to be one of the founders of modern Arab poetry, of which he has been one of the leading exponents since the 60s.
Poets have always been good and sometimes cheeky at inventing pen-names, and this is certainly true of Ali Ahmad Said, who was born in 1930 in a village in northern Syria as the son of a farmer.
Adonis managed to for the first time in the collection entitled 'The Songs of Mihyâr, the Damascan' (Beirut, 1961).
www.culturebase.net /artist.php?403   (982 words)

  
 Adonis
Adonis is the son of King Cinyras of Cyprus and his own daughter Myrrha, who changes into a myrrh tree.
Zeus decides that Adonis will spend a third of the year with Persephone a third of the year with Aphrodite and a third of the year as he pleases.
Adonis suffers a mortal wound to the groin.
library.thinkquest.org /26264/inhabitants/gods/lesser/site001.htm   (217 words)

  
 Adonis
Adonis is considered to be among the most important modern Arab poets, who using traditional poetic styles developed a new manner of expressing modern sentiments.
Adonis was influenced by classical Shi'i poets, but started at an relatively early age (his twenties) to experiment with the prose poem, giving it density, tension, metaphors and rhythm.
His name Adonis was given to him by the leader of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, Antun Saada.
i-cias.com /e.o/adonis.htm   (223 words)

  
 CD Baby: ADONIS: Acoustically Speaking
Mocha Kissed songster Adonis is most beloved by his fans for the real beauty he shares-the blessing of musical divinity-a gift only given to those that are meant to move others to artistic inspiration.
Adonis reveals his passionate side on the lovely "Sounds of Pleasure", a song he wrote celebrating the union of woman and man. Glimpses of his consciousness and spirituality can be heard on songs like "Georgia Trees" and the soul stirring "Troubled World" a song inspired by the 9/11 attacks.
Adonis is described by a noted label executive as "a fluid spirit weaver ushering in a renaissance of soul rock." He also has been described as an avant-garde rocker doing for "neo-soul" what Prince did for 80's Pop/Rock-revolutionizing it.
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 Adonis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Zeus became the arbitrator in settling the dispute between the two goddesses, and it was decided that Adonis should live one-third of the year with Aphrodite, one-third with Persephone, and the final third with whichever he pleased.
But the Greek myth of Adonis, although he certainly was a Semitic fertility god representing the spirit of vegetation-perhaps an avatar of the Ugaritic Baal, with its romantic twist, has elements of other non-Semitic deities in it.
Adonis was killed by a wild boar, which was a sacred animal for the Syrians.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/adonis.html   (354 words)

  
 Adonis Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Describing Adonis as a "poet of the beyond, of restlessness and questioning, a seeker after the eternal moment of freshness and the time of possibilities", the critic Kamal Abu Deeb goes on to say, "Both as a theorist and a poet, Adonis is the writer with the greatest influence in Arabic poetry today.
In this noted anthology, the poet Adonis evokes the wisdom of Whitman's Leaves of Grass (which he liberally excerpts and remolds), the modernism of William Carlos Williams, and the haunting urban imagery of Baudelaire, Cavafy, and Lorca.
Adonis examines the House of Lords and its practices during this period, and offers a new interpretation of the constitutional crisis of 1909-1911.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Adonis   (910 words)

  
 LOVES OF APHRODITE 2 : Greek mythology
ADONIS A Prince of the island of Kypros (in West Asia), who was loved by Aphrodite.
While Adonis was still a boy, because of Artemis’ anger he was wounded by a boar during a hunt and died.
Eros went on killing the beasts, until he was weary of the bowstring and hitting the grim face of a panther or the snout of a bear; then he caught a lioness alive with the allbewitching cestus, and dragged the beast away showed her fettered to his merry mother...
www.theoi.com /Olympios/AphroditeLoves2.html   (5201 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Adonis
Adonis was born Ali Ahmed Said in Kassabin, Syria, in 1930.
At age seventeen he adopted the name Adonis, with the hopes that the new name would result in newspaper publication of his poems.
Adonis has taught at the Lebanese University as a professor of Arabic literature, at Damascus University, and at the Sorbonne, as well a number of other Western universities.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/1111   (238 words)

  
 Adonis Legend
When he was gone, Aphrodite went to the goddess of the underworld again to see if their bargain could be restored.
Her outpouring of grief and love was so strong that it was agreed Adonis would live again.
In his honor “Adonis gardens” were grown by sprouting seeds in a dish which sprang up bright and green, but then perished.
www.phoenician.org /adonis_legend.htm   (410 words)

  
 ADONIS TRADING CO.:
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 Chapter Adona <i>to</i> &AElig;acus of A by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Adonis was gored to death by a wild boar in a hunt.
Adonis Flower, the pheasant’s eye or red maithes, called in French goute de sang, and said to have sprung from the blood of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar.
The allusion is to the fennel and lettuce jars of the ancient Greeks, called “Adonis’ gardens,” because these plants were reared for the annual festival of Adonis, and were thrown away when the festival was over.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/174/1111/15763/1.html   (595 words)

  
 BOC - ADONIS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ADONIS follows the BPMS Paradigm, which was developed in Vienna.
The ADONIS Standard Method is a generic modelling technique for displaying processes and organisations.
For ADONIS, a number of interfaces was created, to enable the use of the results in other tools as well.
www.boc-eu.com /bochp.jsp?file=WP_582571cc1ed802de.46e381.f59775478f.-7f17   (338 words)

  
 Golden Bough Chapter 29. The Myth of Adonis.
The worship of Adonis was practised by the Semitic peoples of Babylonia and Syria, and the Greeks borrowed it from them as early as the seventh century before Christ.
The tragical story and the melancholy rites of Adonis are better known to us from the descriptions of Greek writers than from the fragments of Babylonian literature or the brief reference of the prophet Ezekiel, who saw the women of Jerusalem weeping for Tammuz at the north gate of the temple.
The dispute between the two goddesses of love and death was settled by Zeus, who decreed that Adonis should abide with Persephone in the under world for one part of the year, and with Aphrodite in the upper world for another part.
www.sacred-texts.com /pag/frazer/gb02900.htm   (1622 words)

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