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 Anaxagoras (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Anaxagoras was a King of Argos and son of either Megapenthes or his son Argeus.
Melampus followed her directions and demanded two thirds of the kingdom for himself, and one third for his brother, Bias.
His house lasted longer than those of Bias and Melampus, and eventually the kingdom was reunited under its last member, Cyanippus.
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 Dispute Resolution Mythology
Mythology is the means by which individuals and society understand and organize their world and perpetuate their belief system about that world.
The individual's operative mythology is a fundamental component of his/her construction of reality - view of the world and how it operates - along with the effect of gender, race, age and developmental stage, and cultural, religious and ethnic heritage.
Whether the mythology has been transmitted in a grade school civics lesson or by Perry Mason or LA Law on television, the depth of the belief is unmistakable.
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 Bias (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Bias was a brother of Melampus who received one third of Argos (see Melampus for more information).
 This article relating to Greek mythology is a stub.
This page was last modified 09:18, 21 December 2006.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 486 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
BIA (Bia), the personification of mighty force, is described as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and Styx, and as a sister of Zelos, Cratos, and Nice.
231.) Through his brother also Bias is said to have gained a third of the kingdom of Argos, Melampus having insisted upon it in his behalf, as part of the condition on which alone he would cure the daughters of Proetus and the other Argive women of their madness.
Like the rest of the Seven Sages, with the exception of Thales, the fame of Bias was derived, not from philosophy, as the word is usually understood, but from a certain practical wisdom, moral and politi­ cal, the fruit of experience.
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 Sikhism Roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Instead the religion of mythology became overlaid with a patina of highly sophisticated Vedantic philosophy; the two become so inseparable that Hinduism came to be defined through mythology.
Mythology and philosophy became so enmeshed in the common mind and daily practice that it became well nigh impossible to identify the individual strands.
A literal interpretation of mythology can be risky and Guru Nanak offered a surprisingly modern view of creation when he spoke of the void before creation, and of many galaxies and universes - without end and innumerable.
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 Bias of Priene
Bias was the son of Teutamus and a citizen of Priene.
They concluded that Bias was the wisest among all men, so the tripod was presented to him as a token of gratitude for all that he had done for the city.
Bias refused the honor with the words: "Apollo is the wisest".
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/BiasOfPriene.html   (501 words)

 Argos, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Melampus 1 was son of Amythaon 1 of Pylos, son of Cretheus 1 (the founder of Iolcus), son of Thessalian Aeolus 1, son of Hellen 1 (eponym of the Hellenes), son either of Deucalion 1 (the man who survived The Flood), or of Zeus.
Melampus 1 shared the kingdom with his brother Bias 1, and both are sometimes said to have married the daughters of Proetus 1.
When their descendants Iphis 1 (son of Alector 1), Adrastus 1 (grandson of Bias 1) and Amphiaraus (descendant of Melampus 1) were kings of Argos, it occurred the war of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES.
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 Jensen's Encyclopedia of Bias
By using terminology and definitions in a way that implies accepted fact, Jensen injects bias under the guise of objectivity.
One of his new mythologies that he created at Camp David was, "There was no temple in Jerusalem.
When you question the core of the other side's faith, that is not exactly an indication that you are getting ready to try to end the conflict...
www.honestreporting.com /articles/critiques/Jensens_Encyclopedia_of_Bias.asp   (1123 words)

 Artemis Project: Misguided Mythology
It's a 16th century painting entitled Diane Chasseresse, or "Diana the Huntress." We don't know the name of the artist, but the painting is from the School of Fountainebleau, a colloborative effort by several of the 16th century Italian masters.
Throughout popular mythology, the Roman goddess Diana is often confused with the more noble, and much more ancient, Greek goddess Artemis.
The tricky part is sorting out the ancient stories from two millenia of writers, each with his own cultural bias and some with a definite desire to revise the history of religion.
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 Past & Present: Order of Society
It is the practice of male initiation, which mythology dictates for males in a society, which reach a certain age.
The second approach of the degradation of females in mythology can be seen from the myths like in that of the Greek myth of Pandora, where the first woman was introduced into the world to release sin.
It is such that we see the great effect that mythology has had on the roles of the male and female in the household, the role of mythology in preserving aristocracy and in conceptualizing governments used till today, and lastly in the forming of social classes.
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Hindu mythology is presented as history and even the relatively few non-mythological characters are almost all ‘upper’ caste Hindus.
The story in the Mahabharata of Kunti ordering the five Pandavas to share Draupadi as their common wife is hailed and the Pandavas' immediate and thoughtless obedience of that order presents an extremely mindless and authoritarian moral system.
It should go beyond critiquing textbooks for their anti-Muslim bias to also interrogating their obsession with and glorification of Brahminical Hinduism, their total silence on Dalits and Adivasis and their historical oppression, their defence of social, including gender and economic, hierarchy and their uncritical defence of superstition and authority.
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 Neleus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
It is told that Apollo and Artemis paid back for this slaughter, because they granted Nestor, son of Neleus and Chloris 1, life for three generations, thus compensating for the lives they had shortened when they killed Chloris 1's sisters and brothers.
Neleus' daughter Pero 2 was given in marriage to Bias 1, who later became King of Argos.
This Iphiclus 1, who was said to be able to run over the fruit of the asphodel and not break it, and run upon wheaten ears and not hurt the fruit, is the father of Protesilaus, the first of the Achaeans to land on Trojan soil and the first among them to die.
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 The Cassandra Page: Top 10 categories of
Much of the MSM/DNC behavior constitutes mere spin or bias, slanted headlines or failure to report opposing points of view.
Let it appear as if someone else is doing the talking so that "media bias" won't be so obvious.
Whereas before we were fumbling in the dark, trying to identify bias examples one at a time, we now will have an overhead picture showing most of the tunnels of the maze.
cassandra2004.blogspot.com /2005/04/top-10-categories-of-msmdnc-bias.html   (2879 words)

 Christina Pryor
Greek mythology already has overt gender issues to be addressed such as Zeus being the dominant god over all the other gods and goddesses.
I had one girl in my sixth period class say that "the gods are sexist because there were only four girl gods, and all the rest were guys." During the chapters, students addressed the issue of the infidelity of the gods and goddesses.
Regretfully, one of my Greek mythology test questions was "Compare and contrast what life was like for man before and after Prometheus gave him fire." To my surprise, every student answered the question by using the noun "man" and the pronoun "he." After I graded the tests, I was upset with myself.
www.ed.psu.edu /englishpds/inquiry/projects/Pryor.htm   (3562 words)

When the women of Argos were driven mad by Dionysus, in the reign of Anaxagoras or possibly Proetus, he was brought in to cure them, but demanded a third of the kingdom as payment.
Melampus was succeeded by his son Mantius, and his house of Melampus lasted down to the brothers Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, who fought in the Trojan War.
Now descended from Bias five men, Neleids on their mother's side, occupied the throne for four generations down to Cyanippus, son of Aegialeus, and descended from Melampus six men in six generations down to Amphilochus, son of Amphiaraus.
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 Golden Age of Heroes
Which ever was the case, the young snakes rewarded him by licking his ears while he was asleep, cleaning or purifying his ears out, so that Melampus could understand the languages of animals, such as the birds.
He helped Bias win his first wife, Pero, who was daughter of Neleus.
Autolycus was the famous master thief in classical mythology, known for his cunning and craftiness.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/heroes1.html   (4703 words)

 Return to Gods
Mythology is a topic that is interesting to most adults, but children in particular seem to love it.
Using mythology as a base from which to teach the skills spelled out in the district core curriculum should be very easy.
Harris and Platzner state "…the implicit function of the hero is to redeem humanity, a process begun by Prometheus’s defiance of Zeus … by his half-divine nature, his glorious deeds, and his relentless pursuit of immortality, the hero uplifts humanity from its dismal condition and reminds us of our own godlike potential."(230).
www.unm.edu /~abqteach/gods_cus/01-02-11.htm   (6877 words)

 The Bird's Eye View - BCT Editorial – 1/19/05
“The Chicago Tribune reports that conservatives ‘found grist for their complaints (about the liberal bias in the media) in a Pew Research Center survey last May concluding that journalists are significantly more liberal than the general public.
Given the liberal bias in the media, conservatives are depicted as rich, Bible-thumping, Nazi, warmongers trying to make the poor poorer and trying to take away civil rights.
It is part of liberal mythology that issues of import are inherently complicated.
home.comcast.net /~tbev-comments/pundits/BeaverCountyTimes/edt-05-01-19-Real-bias.htm   (1026 words)

The stereotype of a fully rational and objective "scientific method" with individual scientists as logical (and interchangeable) robots is self serving mythology.
We see that the most vocal proponents of evolution subscribe to a materialistic bias which fundamentally effects their objectivity and interpretation of the facts.
Clearly there is documented evidence of a bigoted materialist bias amongst the evolutionary establishment to exclude a creationist model of origins, intelligent design or even allow scientific criticism of evolution.
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 L. Brent Bozell III on Media on National Review Online
Media bias is more than just something "we need to keep our eye on." It is an endemic problem, and even now, when the media have actually come under some scrutiny, the problem is not being seriously addressed.
Although media bias has become the subject of debate in this country, the terms of that debate are far too narrow.
Conservatives have traditionally accepted liberal bias in the mainstream news media as a fact of life; it has been a given that the Left controls the news industry just as it holds sway over academia and the arts.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/bozell200407080856.asp   (3113 words)

 Debates: Bozell v. Alterman on Media Bias on National Review Online
For decades conservatives have charged that a liberal bias dominated the press; at every turn the liberals in the press have denied it.
Most journalists continue to promote the mythology that bias is nonexistent in the news business, an amazing proposition given that it is impossible not to be biased.
After all these years suddenly these same journalists are finding that a conservative bias — yes, indeedy, a conservative bias dominates the press because the Fox News Channel and Rush Limbaugh control the world, or something.
nationalreview.com /debates/debates020503.asp   (1175 words)

 5th World Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fortunately, there are historians who make a commendable effort to "step out" of their culture bias and recount the past from a more balanced perspective.
Some of that mythology comes from the "enlightenment" movement of their time.
However, I believe that the deeper, more spiritual aspects of their mythology have been removed or altered by history; especially any positive moral or spiritual associations with pagan people like Masons-Druids and for that matter also the Native Americans.
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 Untitled Normal Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
julian's talk on mythology and philosophy in the senate
geoff's talk on bias of priene and the seven sages in the senate
bias and the seven sages talk in the senate
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 Mythology Resources Research Guide
There are several excellent mythology reference materials at the LPC library.
Mythology and African (Note: The term "mythology" can be modified this way with any number of religions, countries, continents, etc.
This is an excellent index to a wealth of internet sites on all subjects concerning mythology.
www.laspositascollege.edu /library/mythology.php   (803 words)

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 Bias Did You Mean bias?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A bias is a prejudice in a general or specific sense, usually in the sense for having a predilection to one particular point of view or ideology.
A bias could, for example, lead one to accept or not-accept the truth of a claim, not because of the strength of the claim itself, but because it does or does not correspond to one's own preconceived ideas.
A systematic bias is a bias resulting from some system.
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 bias - OneLook Dictionary Search
BIAS : DOD Dictionary of Military Terms: Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations [home, info]
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Words similar to bias: prejudice, biased, biases, biasing, biasness, biassed, biassing, diagonal, predetermine, slant, angle, leaning, proclivity, tendency, warp, more...
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 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Bias.
The weight in bowls which makes them deviate from the straight line; hence any favourite idea or pursuit, or whatever predisposes the mind in a particular direction.
   Bowls are not now loaded, but the bias depends on the shape of the bowls.
They are flattened on one side, and therefore roll obliquely.
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