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  ChristStory Bull Page
The roar of the bull, his windy breath, the sound of his hooves, and his wild nature were likened to thunder, wind, the crash of the ocean, and mighty tempests.
In Greco-Roman mythology, the bull was sacred to Aphrodite/Venus, Dionysus/Bacchus, Poseidon/Neptune, and Zeus/Jupiter or Jove.
In symbolism the lusty bull is the antithesis of the gentle, hardworking ox.
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 Brazen bull (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder, proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, the invention of a new means for executing criminals; accordingly, he cast a brazen bull, made totally of brass, hollow, with a door in the side.
The victim was shut up in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became "red hot" and causing the victim inside to slowly roast to death.
According to Herodotus, roasting inside a brazen bull was the most common form of torture known to the Greeks.
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 Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The brazen bull is an execution device designed in ancient Greece.
Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder [1], proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, the invention of a new means for executing criminals; accordingly, he cast a brazen bull, made totally of brass, hollow, with a door in the side.
Phalaris himself is said to have been killed in the brazen bull when he was overthrown by Telemachus.
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 Phalaris
In his brazen bull, invented, it is said, by Perillus of Athens, the tyrant's victims were shut up and, a fire being kindled beneath, were roasted alive, while their shrieks represented the bellowing of the bull.
There is hardly room to doubt that we have here a tradition of human sacrifice in connection with the worship of the Phoenician Baal (Zeus Atabyrius) such as prevailed at Rhodes; when misfortune threatened Rhodes the brazen hulls in his temple bellowed.
There was certainly a brazen bull at Agrigentum, which was carried off by the Carthaginians to Carthage, whence it was again taken by Scipio[?] and restored to Agrigentum.
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 Morals and Dogma: Council of Kadosh: XXV. Knight of the Brazen Serpent
Hence the bull Arts was worshipped by the Egyptians, and reproduced as a golden calf by Aaron in the desert.
When the Celestial Bull opened the new year at the Vernal Equinox, Osiris, united with the Moon, communicated to her the seeds of fruitfulness which she poured upon the air, and therewith impregnated the generative principles which gave activity to universal vegetation.
Apis, represented by a bull, was the living and sensible image of the Sun or Osiris, when in union with Isis or the Moon at the Vernal Equinox, concurring with her in provoking everything that lives to generation.
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 The Brazen Bull by Simon Whitechapel
And the shape was a bull of bronze, five times as high as the tallest man, and correspondingly broad, and cast in such fashion as though to suggest that it were bellowing a challenge to some rival.
The leaping flames urged the bull's bellow higher, one, two, three, four, five heartbeats, and then it was slackening again, swiftly, like blood draining into the dust of the desert of Yihh, and presently had died away to nothing, and the crackle and song of the pyre could be clearly heard.
He paid in that his sleep was haunted for many months afterwards with the bellowing of the brazen bull, and he would wake often in the night sweating and sick from a dream in which he himself danced and shrieked inside the burning bronze belly.
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 Minotaur - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mtvciravpos, from Mivws, and Taupos, bull), in Greek mythology, a fabulous Cretan monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.
It was supposed to be the offspring of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a snow-white bull, sent to Minos by Poseidon for sacrifice.
He and J. Frazer both explain Pasiphae's monstrous union as a sacred ceremony (iepos yap,os), at which the queen of Cnossus was wedded to a bull-formed god, just as the wife of the iip X wv lwnXein in Athens was wedded to Dionysus.
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 Taming The Brazen Bull
According to agreement, they met at night on the steps of the palace, and went together to the sacred grove where the animals were kept.
Bellowing aloud, they rushed toward him; the heat from their brazen lungs set fire to the tree under which he stood, but he seized them both, and by his magical charm tamed them.
The maiden told the hero that the ointment would protect him from the assaults of the bulls, but only on the condition that he have implicit confidence in its power.
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 brazen bull - 3rd bull   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In his brazen bull, invented, it is said, by Perillus of Athens...
The bull is somewhat unique in the world of symbolism in that he is both a solar and...
The story of the Brazen Bull of Perillus is thus told in the Gesta Romanorum, Tale 48, Swan's...
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 PHALARIS - Online Information article about PHALARIS
fire being kindled beneath, were roasted alive, while their shrieks represented the bellowing of the bull.
Rhodes; when misfortune threatened Rhodes the brazen bulls in his temple bellowed.
Minotaur must certainly be connected with Baal and the favourite sacrifice to him of children.
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 Phalaris - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
4 88 -47 2), and burned in his brazen bull.
After ages have held up Phalaris to infamy for his excessive cruelty.
There is hardly room to doubt that we have here a tradition of human sacrifice in connexion with the worship of the Phoenician Baal (Zeus Atabyrius) such as prevailed at Rhodes; when misfortune threatened Rhodes the brazen bulls in.
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 WhosWho Chicago: Brazen Bull : CenterstageChicago.com - Chicago City Life in Chicago, Illinois
Four Chicago musicians started Brazen Bull for no particular reason other than to purge the creative build up in their collective head.
Brazen Bull songs tap into primal instincts and ancient memories formed in the earliest incarnations of man. The ubiquitous grooves and timeless verses are undeniably music.
Brazen Bull makes it's noise with a bass, drums, guitar, piano and voices.
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 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Bull.
   He may bear a bull that hath borne a calf (Erasmus: Proverbs)—“He that accustometh hym-selfe to lytle thynges, by lytle and lytle shalbe able to go a waye with greater thynges (Taverner).
To attack or encounter a threatened danger fearlessly; to go forth boldly to meet a difficulty.
The figure is taken from bull-fights, in which a strong and skilful matadore will grasp the horns of a bull about to toss him and hold it prisoner.
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 www.myspace.com/brazenbullband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brazen Bull will never sound like the Beatles, not the Rolling Stones or The Who.
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Brazen Bull is finishing up the final tracks for the upcoming CD.
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 Wikinfo | Minotaur
It was claimed to dwell in the Labyrinth, an elaborate maze constructed by King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus to hold the Minotaur.
Sometimes the Minotaur is represented as a bull with a human torso instead of a head, like a bull version of the Centaur.
Rather than being purely half human, half bull, their bodies were more like satyrs, having hoof-like toes, bull's tail, fur-covered (usually naked) bodies, human faces, large pointed ears, and short horns that grow like antlers.
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 Phalaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some scholars of the early 20th century proposed a connection between Phalaris's bull and the bull-images of Phoenician cults (cf.
Pindar, who lived less than a century afterwards, expressly associates this instrument of torture with the name of the tyrant.
There was certainly a brazen bull at Agrigentum that was carried off by the Carthaginians to Carthage, when it was again taken by Scipio and restored to Agrigentum (c.
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 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Perillos and the Brazen Bull.
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Perillos and the Brazen Bull.
Perillos of Athens made a brazen bull for Phal’aris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, intended for the execution of criminals.
They were shut up in the bull, and, fires being lighted below the belly, the metal was made “red hot.” The cries of the victims, reverberating, sounded like the lowing of the bull.
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 :::::Cooking, Frying, and Boiling:::::
The classical record is vague about trial by ordeal, but, thanks to the writing of the Roman satirist Lucian in the 2nd century BC, we have a camparatively detailed knowledge of that diabolical engine of torture, Perilaus's Brazen Bull.
The inventor Perilaus constructed a life-size bronze sculpture of a bull with a rear entrance providing access to its belly.
By an elaborate system of pipes, cunningly contrived, the victim's screams issued from the bull's mouth in a form of a gentle lowing.
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 Grandi Tenori.com: Mario del Monaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dubbed the "Brazen Bull of Milan," Mario del Monaco was the epithome of the Italian Tenore di Forza, his voice bright and brassy and with the most beautiful B-flat on stage, according to legendary tenor Giacomo Lauri-Volpi.
He became the legendary Otello of the post war era, a role that he reportedly performed the stunning number of 427 times on stage and it was his wish the he would be burried in his Otello custom at his death.
Mario del Monaco: The Brazen Bull of Milan.
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 Minotaur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It dwelt in the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus to hold the Minotaur.
According to this, before Minos became king, he asked the Greek god Poseidon for a sign, to assure him that he, and not his brother, was to receive the throne (other accounts say that he boasted that the gods wanted him to be king).
In some accounts, the white bull went on to become the Cretan Bull captured by Hercules as one of his labours.
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 Wild nights with bikinis, beer, bulls - The Brown and White
Although the staff is more than happy to help you on to the bull it is up to you to hold on.
If you are a female and you are feeling a twinge of regret in your drunken state that you didn’t bring your bikini you can join the women in the crowd who throw caution to the wind and loose their shirts.
Capturing your plastered friend riding a bull topless is a Kodak moment, but it isn’t one worthy of loosing your digital camera.
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 The bull of Phalaris
The most famous story about his cruelty is that of the bull of Phalaris, which is told by the Roman orator Cicero and the historian Diodorus of Sicily (who turns the story upside-down and makes Phalaris a just man, punishing an evil artist).
some things were restored to the Gelans, some to the Acragantines; among which was that noble bull, which that most cruel of all tyrants, Phalaris, is said to have had, into which he was accustomed to put men for punishment, and to put fire under.
Human sacrifice was not unknown in Carthage and western Sicily, and it may be noted that in this age, Sicilian rivers were often represented as bulls with human heads.
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 Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Part II
It may be remarked, that in these monuments the goat is passive instead of active; and that the human symbol is represented as incarnate with the divine, instead of the divine with the human: but this is in fact no difference; for the Creator, being of both sexes, is represented indifferently of either.
Both the bull and the cow are also worshipped at present by the Hindoos, as symbols of the male and female, or generative and nutritive, powers of the Deity.
It is a statue of a bull lying down, hewn, with great accuracy, out of a single piece of hard granite, which has been conveyed by land from the distance of one hundred miles, although its weight, in its present reduced state, must be at least one hundred tons.
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 Explananda: Gotcha!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This Phalaris burned to death Perilaus, the well-known Attic worker in bronze, in the brazen bull.
Perilaus had fashioned in bronze the contrivance of the bull, making small sounding pipes in the nostrils and fitting a door for an opening in the bull's side and this bull he brings as a present to Phalaris.
And as soon as Perilaus had crept in, to give an example, so he thought, of the sound of the pipes, Phalaris closes up the bull and heaps fire under it.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.03.43
What survives from a once impressive heap of data on the early days of Greek colonization in the new world of the great island away in the West is mostly a string of not terribly exotic names of lost authors.
The tyrant Phalaris was kept from oblivion by continuing interest in the foundation of Acragas, the need to explain Pindar, and the proverbial status of his "brazen bull".
Later chronography, at any rate, put Phalaris' ascendancy just a decade after the first settlement of the city early in the sixth century, and his rise was construed as the archetypal Strong Man leading the charge to impress and cow the natives now thrust into a hinterland created by the insurgents.
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 The Brazen Bull (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The brazen bull is an executionary device first invented in Ancient Greece.
He then ordered him locked inside the brazen bull and set a fire underneath it.
When a victim is placed inside the brazen bull, he or she is slowly burned to death.
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 Chapter Perillos and the Brazen Bull <i>to</i> Peter of P by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Chapter Perillos and the Brazen Bull to Peter of P by Brewer's Phrase and Fable
Perillos and the Brazen Bull Perillos of Athens made a brazen bull for Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, intended for the execution of criminals.
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 Phalaris of Acragas
The victims of the tyrant were shut up inside this artifice and then a fire was kindled underneath the bull.
The poor prisoner was now roasted alive, and by some sort of acoustic mechanism, the shrieks of his agony resembled the bull's bellowing.
Writing less than a century after Phalaris, the poet Pindar assumes that everybody knows the story of the bull.
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 Bullyview
In 1982, John and Mandy Young, who live in Essex (UK), became the proud owners of their first Bull Terrier, a white daughter of Ch.
They bred her to RECOCO RINGLEADER and, of course, as a result of this first litter, got the bug.
Judges was David Merriman U.S.A. Brian Hill and Tony Coupe also invited for the B.T.C. MAJOR TROPHYS, Sandawana Trophy, and Ormandy Bitch Jug, Winner of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trophy (Points System).
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