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  Heritage of the Stars - by Deborah Houlding; Chapter 3 - Egyptian Deification of Time & Space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Older authorities placed it at the 15th degree, so it is not beyond credibility that a symbolic association attached itself to the region that extended from the 15th degree of Libra, as the area of the Sun's seasonal 'death' at the Autumn Equinox.
The daily setting of the Sun, Moon and stars at the western horizon, led to that cardinal direction assuming a mythological connection with death, retreat and weakness.
The strength and permanence of their beliefs are shown by hieroglyphic writings on the meaning of the cardinal directions - and even intermediate directions such as north-west, north-east, etc., - being now five thousand years old, treasured as part of the oldest recorded literature in the world.
www.skyscript.co.uk /heritage/egyptians.html   (2102 words)

 CARDINAL DIRECTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Directions to Cardinal Health Corporate Headquarters from the Columbus Airport Cardinal Health 7000 Cardinal Place Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 757-5000 (800) 234-8701 Take International Gateway west to...
This was common to the Central Asian cultural area and was carried west by the westward migration of the Turks.
Cardinal Direction There are really six cardinal or main directions.
www.bavarian-westpoint.de /27829   (258 words)

 7 July 2005 London bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While they had visited Pakistan, there was no direct support or planning by al-Qaeda; meetings in Pakistan were ideological, rather than practical.
It has been reported that the intention was to have 4 explosions on the Underground forming a cross of fire with arms in the 4 cardinal directions, possibly centered symbolically at King's Cross.
By 25 July there were still disruptions to the Piccadilly Line (which was not running between Arnos Grove and Hyde Park Corner in either direction), the Hammersmith and City Line (which was only running a shuttle service between Hammersmith and Paddington) and the Circle Line (which was suspended in its entirety).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings   (6382 words)

 Land - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Land is the part of the Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
Land is a direction which indicates the continent or sea.
In economics, land is a factor of production.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/a/n/Land.html   (236 words)

 Festivals Of India > Kumbha Mela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sankaracharaya had established four monasteries in the north, south, east and west of India, and had called upon the yogis, sadhus and sages to meet at these sites for an exchange of philosophical views.
These sites in the four cardinal directions were separated by great distances however, and thus the more centrally located site of Prayaga became the meeting place of choice.
Indologists speculate that during the 9th to 12th centuries other monks and religious reformers perpetuated and reinforced this periodic assemblage of saints and householders at sacred places on the banks of the holy rivers to create an environment of mutual understanding amongst different religious sects.
www.festivalsofindia.in /kumbhamela   (1215 words)

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