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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Malina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Malina is a solar deity in Inuit mythology.
In the study of mythology, a lunar deity is a god or goddess associated with or symbolizing the moon: see moon (mythology).
According to Inuit mythology, Malina and her brother Anningan or Aningaaq lived together in a village.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Malina   (627 words)

  
  Arctic
Arctic The Arctic is the area around the isotherm is commonly used to define the border of the Arctic region.
Arctic Village, Alaska Arctic Village is a town located in 2000 census, the population of the town is 152.
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis (1858) The Arctic Warbler, Phylloscopus borealis, is a widespread Alaska.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/arctic.html   (485 words)

  
 Mythology
Aja (Hindu mythology) In Hindu mythology, Aja is one of the descendants of the Dasaratha...
Cuba (mythology) In Roman mythology, Cuba was the goddess of infants.
Lima (mythology) In Roman mythology, Lima was the goddess of thresholds.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/mythology.html   (3498 words)

  
 The arctic fox and its exploitation by man
Arctic fox dens are situated in frost-free ground, often low mounds or eskers in the open tundra, or in rock piles.
The arctic fox is found in coastal and inland arctic and alpine tundra, in the arctic regions of Eurasia, North America, Greenland, and Iceland.
Kaikusalo, A. and Angerbjörn, A. The arctic fox in Finnish Lapland, 1964-93.
www.zoologi.su.se /research/alopex/the_arctic_fox.htm   (2734 words)

  
 Arctic Ocean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The principal arms of the Arctic Ocean are the Beaufort, Chukchi, East Siberian, Laptev, Kara, Barents, and Greenland seas.
The continental shelf encloses a deep oval basin (average depth 12,000 ft/3,658 m) that stretches between Svalbard and Alaska; E of Greenland the ring of the continental shelf is broken by the Greenland Sea.
Arctic research was stimulated when it was recognized that the shortest air routes between the great cities of the Northern Hemisphere cross the Arctic Ocean.
www.bartleby.com /65/ar/ArcticOc.html   (980 words)

  
 Arctic Mythology, Alaska Science Forum
Alaska and the Arctic have their share of such folklore, much of which is also founded on good practice.
Physiologists at the former Arctic Health Research Center and the Army Medical Research Laboratory determined that +he irritation of the cold air on the bronchial passages limits the body's ability to overexert in very cold weather, making it impossible to damage one's lungs by freezing.
Even in arctic winter conditions, a snow house may become so warm from the body heat of its occupants that it must be ventilated to keep it from melting.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF7/756.html   (952 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Arctic Ocean The Arctic Ocean, located entirely in the north polar region, is the smallest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Southern Ocean), and the shallowest....
Our surviving sources of mythology are literary reworkings of this oral tradition, supplemented by interpretations of iconic imagery, sometimes modern ones, sometimes ancient ones, as myth was a means for later Greeks themselves to throw light on cult practices and traditions that were no longer explicable.
It is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean.
www.wikimirror.com /Atlantic_Ocean   (6950 words)

  
 OSIR Online.org - Solar System [International Centre for Space, UFO, Aliens, Paranormal Activities]
In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
In Greek mythology, Titans were the firstborn children of Uranus (the sky) and Gaea (the Earth).
In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
www.osironline.org /space/solar_sys/glossary.jsp   (2425 words)

  
 Strange Horizons Articles: Arctic Fabulous: Speculative Fiction and the Imaginary Arctic, by Siobhan Carroll
From a twenty-first century perspective, what is surprising about the accounts of sixteenth century Arctic explorers is not that they believed the Arctic was a magical landscape, but that their beliefs have persisted for so long.
In addition to tropical lands of plenty, the Arctic was soon known as the land of pygmies, and had a coastline plagued by giant whirlpools.
Although much of the Arctic's romance is now overshadowed by the even more remote (and therefore even more mysterious) regions of space, the Arctic provides not only an earth-based location for speculative plotting, but a well-established tradition for authors to draw upon.
www.strangehorizons.com /2005/20051121/arctic-fabulous-a.shtml   (2439 words)

  
 Welcome to the Planets Version 1.5
Centaur -- In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
Titan -- In Greek mythology, Titans were the firstborn children of Uranus (the sky) and Gaea (the Earth).
In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
pds.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/welcome/glossary.htm   (2887 words)

  
 Arctic Library - Alphabetical Listings
Arctic Circle - The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.
Arctic Fox - In the winter, the brownish grey coat of the Arctic fox changes to a thick, warm white coat.
Thirst - Thirst was as common in the Arctic as it was in the African deserts.
www.athropolis.com /library-alpha.htm   (10592 words)

  
 Steve Quayle News Alerts
According to the latest forecasts, the Arctic could be ice-free in the summer by the end of this century.
The Arctic melt season has lengthened by 10–17 days, shrinking the amount of ice buildup that remains from year to year.
Arctic permafrost has warmed by up to 2 degrees Celsius in recent decades, with soils thawing to greater depths.
www.stevequayle.com /News.alert/05_Cosmic/050228.ice.melt.html   (1487 words)

  
 mythold
Richard McLaughlin's Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
www.angelfire.com /biz2/pcsnewark/myths.html   (8496 words)

  
 The Arctic Circle Monument - Hurtigruten In Pictures
When you pass the Arctic Circle - around 07.20 in the morning (Summer Daylight Savings Time) going North - the horn is blown at the time you pass an island which is just South of the Arctic Circle.
In reality, the Arctic Circle is crossed 2 kilometers or just over a mile North of this location, at the South end of the island Sundøya.
This has been discussed with the captain of one of the Hurtigruten ships who acknowledged this, and said that it was because the location with the island with a globe on it and the Hestmonøya behind it looks better on photos than the real thing, so they stick to the deception.
www.hurtigruteninpictures.com /arctic-circle-monument-norway.html   (287 words)

  
 Myths and Legends - frames
Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Ancient Egypt: the Mythology contains extensive descriptions of the deities, retellings of the myths, and essays on the region.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology Summary and excerpts from Dazhdbog's tale with commentary by Sergei Naumov.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth.html   (11969 words)

  
 Glossary
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Centaur -- In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iapetus -- In Greek mythology, a son of Uranus and Gaea.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Titan -- In Greek mythology, Titans were the firstborn children of Uranus (the sky) and Gaea (the Earth).
redsm.topcities.com /info/glossary.html   (3019 words)

  
 Arctic Rafting, Horsback riding with Icelandic Horse at the Arctic Circle, Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In our world of fairytale trolls and norne mythology we use the Icelandic Sagahorse in our multitrip adventures.
We recomend you to combine your Arctic horsebackriding experience with whitewater rafting, caving,fishing,river/seakayaking and Island jumping by bike or sailing.
So when we start to tame them they have a little respect for people.(of course i maintain their hoofs over the years) A barefoot horse has better bloodcirculation couse the hoofs are not locked with shoes.
arctic-rafting.com /icelandic_horse.htm   (496 words)

  
 Koryak - Arctic Studies Center
Anthropologists have found striking parallels between the myths, rituals, and dwelling types of the Koryak - inhabitants of the Kamchatka Peninsula - and those of Tlingit, Tsimshian, and other Native peoples of America's Northwest Coast.
The central figure of Koryak mythology is Big-Raven (Quikil or Quikinnaqu), who appears as the first man, the father and protector of the Koryak, as well as a powerful shaman and a supernatural being.
About 80 percent of those episodes have parallels in the mythology of the Northwest Coast indigenous peoples.
www.mnh.si.edu /arctic/features/croads/koryak.html   (284 words)

  
 Wolf Song of Alaska: The Mythology of the Wolf Control Advocates in Alaska
Having been involved with this issue for more than thirty years as a biologist and a BOG member, I was struck by the sheer volume of misinformation (disinformation?) that accompanied this latest eruption of one of the most volatile and controversial issues in Alaska.
The wolf control advocates formulated an extensive mythology of mistruths, half-truths, and distorted facts to bolster their case.
The Western Arctic Caribou Herd, one of the largest herds in North America has contained nearly a half million animals since the mid-1980s.
www.wolfsongalaska.org /pred_mythology_wolf_control_alaska.htm   (4227 words)

  
 All inclusive ARCTIC TOURS to northern attractions
The bountiful mineral and fossil fuel wealth of these arctic areas will be addressed with emphasis on the current initiatives to extract diamonds, petroleum and natural gas.
Inuit ways of survival, their mythology, art, shamanism and traditions will be vividly presented to you by an Inuit elder who spent many years living in the traditional way.
We have been exploring the area of Baffin Island in the arctic for over 20 years and we are very participant oriented.
www.arctic-tours.com   (251 words)

  
 NC State University | College of Design | Alumni Profiles | Art and Design
Photographs of arctic landscapes are displayed with artworks created by the artist's intimate connection with arctic mythology.
The indigenous view of mythology can be combined with a personal approach to art, synthesizing collectivity and individuality.
The challenge for any designer inspired by mythology is to create a personalized mythological system that is capable of affecting collective public consciousness.
ncsudesign.org /content/index.cfm/mode/1/fuseaction/alum_profile/departmentID/2   (779 words)

  
 ZU33 - völuspá
The name is borrowed from the seminal Eddic poem composed in the late tenth century, which is a primary source for the study of Norse mythology.
Bordering Finland, Sweden, and Russia, Arctic Norway is a region of low rugged hills, glacial plains, lakes, and coastal flats.
Similar to the Nortec aesthetic in Tijuana, where the sounds of norteño and tambora are appropriated and fitted into modern electronica, these new instantiations of Arctic music express their own balance of identity and integration, the local and the global, that is frontier life.
www.zu33.com /voluspa   (1472 words)

  
 ARCTIC TOURS - BAFFIN ISLAND
Baffin Island has the highest number of Inukshuks in the arctic just as the highest number of Queen Charlotte Islands totem poles exist in Haida Gwaii.
The geochronology of the great Pre-Cambrian shield and of the Arctic Islands will be examined and numerous examples provided as we do on our Queen Charlotte Islands boat tours.
Belugas, narwhals, bowheads and arctic orcas are very prevalent in the area.
www.arctic-tours.com /baffin-island.htm   (395 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | How do planets get their names?
They named it after the Inuit goddess of the sea who, according to some versions of her story, was thrown into Arctic waters by her father.
The planets in our Solar System, and many of their moons and smaller minor planets, are named according to Greek and Roman mythology.
Despite the prospect of a row over the name Sedna between scientists and officials, Peter Bond of the Royal Astronomical Society believes there is a good chance it will be accepted.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3515658.stm   (688 words)

  
 Gandvik - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In Norse mythology, Gandvik is a dangerous sea, known as 'Bay of Serpents' because of its tortuous shape.
However, there are two opposite theories about where Gandvik was situated based on the peace treaty in Nöteborg 1323: in the Arctic Ocean or the Gulf of Bothnia.
However, Fundinn Nóregr, dating from the former part of the 13th century, is by most opinions referring to the White Sea when it uses the term Gandvik.
www.free-definition.com /Gandvik.html   (177 words)

  
 Steve Quayle News Alerts
The Arctic Oscillation and El Niño are distant cousins in two senses: their homes and how they work.
As its name says, the Arctic Oscillation is centered on the Arctic, the huge, and cold region around the North Pole.
As you would expect since it's centered over the Arctic, scientists are discovering that the Oscillation is involved in changes in the huge region around the North Pole, such as less ice floating on the Arctic Ocean.
www.stevequayle.com /News.alert/04_Cosmic/040206.why.US.cold.html   (759 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Egyptian Mythology: Geraldine Pinch
Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies.
She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God.
A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/24990/subject/ReligionTheology/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5NTE3MDI0NQ==   (373 words)

  
 Tales of Eastern Siberia: II. Tales of the Lamut: 5. Story of an Arctic Fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An arctic Fox constructed a fish weir on a small river to catch fish.
The Wolf, tail-less and very angry, found his tracks, and gave pursuit, but the Fox dug a hole in the snow and lay down, feigning to be lame.
I will tear you to pieces." The arctic Fox shut one eye and pretended to be blind.
www.sacred-texts.com /asia/tes/tes16.htm   (563 words)

  
 World Mythology (Henry Holt Reference Book): Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Mythology: The Illustrated Anthology of World Myth and Storytelling
The study of mythology does not suffer from a dearth of fine, scholarly reference books, but until now the general reader lacked a good, illustrated collection of the most important myths.
The appearance of this mythology title in paper assures that the encyclopedia of facts will reach new audiences, providing maps, charts, family trees and selected mythological episode retellings.
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=0805049134   (360 words)

  
 ANTHROPOLOGY WEB HAWG
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts on the WWW--by D. Ashliman of the Univ. of Pittsburgh.
The Age of Fable--by Thomas Bulfinch, with emphasis upon the Greeco-Roman mythology and fables.
Mythology, Folklore, and a Little Bit of Religion--by Sarah Craig of Harvard Univ. This is an impressive collection.
rock.uwc.edu /dept/uwc/anthropology/anthhawg.htm   (2874 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And while history recognizes Sir John Franklin as being among the patriarchs of early Arctic exploration, one of his Lieutenants, George Back, also held a key role in mapping the far north.
In The Man Who Mapped The Arctic, Peter Steele presents Back as a northern antihero: abrasive, dismissive, cocky and manipulative, but possessing the adventurer’s soul.
This journey would turn out to be a pyrrhic victory for Franklin and Back: valuable mapping and insights were made of the Arctic landscape, but starvation, cannibalism and murder claimed over half of the crew.
www.metronews.ca /books_review.asp?id=486   (343 words)

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