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  Chaos - MSN Encarta
Chaos, in one ancient Greek myth of creation, the dark, silent abyss from which all things came into existence.
According to the Theogony of Hesiod, Chaos generated the solid mass of Earth, from which arose the starry, cloud-filled Heaven.
In a later theory Chaos is the formless matter from which the cosmos, or harmonious order, was created.
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 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Chaos
Chaos is described as the "All-Father", "One Father of Life", "the Dyad", and the "Father of thought".
On the Tree of Life, Chaos is identified with the Sephira Chokmah or Wisdom (whose traditional title is 'Ab', 'Abba' or Father), and is in turn attributed to the 'part of the soul' called Chiah (the "Life-force"), and Yod (seed) of Tetragrammaton; all of these associations are attributed to the element of fire.
As both the "Word" or "Logos" of the Gnostics, and the Wisdom of the Kabbalists, Chaos pertains specifically to the 9=2 Grade of Magus (the 11th progressive Grade in the A.'.A.'.), which it conceals.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Chaos   (502 words)

  
  Page Chaos
Chaos Theory attempts to explain the fact that complex and unpredictable results can and will occur in systems that are sensitive to their initial conditions.
Chaos, although appearing random, arises from a very rigid cause and is highly sensitive to any disturbances, because every change in the system will compound over time and predicting the future path of the system is practically impossible.
Chaos Theory, a science that is still in its infancy is considered to be one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century ranking alongside quantum theory and Einstein's theory of relativity.
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  Greek mythology A-M - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis, who rendered him invulnerable, except for the heel by which she held him, by dipping him in the river Styx.
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
In Greek mythology Ion was the son of Apollo and the Arthenian princess Creusa, whom Apollo raped on the Acropolis.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukmit1.htm   (7737 words)

  
 Sexual Paradox: Chaos
In the Britannica Dictionary chaos is ‘a condition of utter disorder or confusion as the unformed primal state of the universe’ citing either utter disorder and confusion or an unfathomable abyss as definitive.
Sensitive dependence: Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, was first to note the key characteristic of chaos in the ‘butterfly effect’, that the eddies of the wings of a butterfly flying in Hawaii could later become the seed of wild unpredictable fluctuation of a tropical cyclone hitting Fiji.
Chaos occurs throughout nature, from the fractal structures of galactic clusters, through the erratic orbits of comets to the dynamic many-body energetics of the atomic nucleus.
www.dhushara.com /paradoxhtm/chaos.htm   (5380 words)

  
 Chaos@Everything2.com
In Greek Mythology, Chaos was the fathomless space from which everything arose.
To be clear about the difference between determinism and chaos in physics it helps to have the idea of a dynamical system for it is in these terms that both chaos and determinism can be easily defined.
Chaos was a slow burner, and only made major waves when released as a covertape (1990) by Your Sinclair, a magazine known to have a circulation of 80 000 per month; its success was proved when, in The Spectrum's twilight years, it was covertaped again (1993), the only game to recieve this status.
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 Mythology of Durga Puja,Durga Puja Mythology,Mythology of Durga Pooja
Mythology of Durga Puja,Durga Puja Mythology,Mythology of Durga Pooja
According to Hindu mythology a demon named Mahishasura, earned the favor of Lord Shiva after a long and hard penance.
The demons were in chaos and were easily defeated and captured.
www.durga-puja.org /mythology.html   (747 words)

  
 Chaos
There are many explanations as to who or what Chaos is, but most theories state that it was the void from which all things developed into a distinctive entity, or in which they existed in a confused and amorphous shape before they were separated into genera.
In other words, Chaos is or was "nothingness." Though some ancient writers thought it was the primary source of all things, other writers tell of Gaia (Earth) being born from Chaos without a mate, along with Eros and Tartarus.
Chaos has been described as the great void of emptiness within the universe from which Eros came and it was he who gave divine order and also perfected all things.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/chaos.html   (248 words)

  
 Quia - Class Page - Sailor Moon Mythology
Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility (she became a goddess of fertility and childbirth mainly in cities).
There are many explanations as to who or what Chaos is, but most theories state that it was the void from which all things developed into a distinctive entity, or in which they existed in a confused and amorphous shape before they were separated into genera.
Chaos has been described as the great void of emptiness within the universe from which Eros came and it was he who gave divine order and also perfected all things.
www.quia.com /pages/sailormoonmythology.html   (4751 words)

  
 Chaos - a Creation Constant
In Babylonian tradition the fierce and fertile goddess Tiamat represented chaos as a deity of the saltwater sea.
The recording of ancient mythologies are a testament to the generative powers of chaos.
Chaos is the material from which our universe is built, but on its own it is not capable of fabricating the universe.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mythology/116253   (424 words)

  
 GREEK MYTHOLOGY - THE PRINCIPAL GODS of GREEK MYTHOLOGY.
From Chaos were born Erebus and Night who, uniting, gave birth in their turn to Ether and Hemera, the day.
Chaos - in one ancient Greek myth of creation, the dark, silent abyss from which all things came into existence.
Erebus - Personification of the darkness of the Underworld and the offspring of Chaos.
www.apodimos.com /arthra/06/Dec/GREEK_MYTHOLOGY_THE_PRINCIPAL_GODS/index.htm   (2878 words)

  
 Chaos - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
CHAOS is described as the "All-Father", "One Father of Life", "the Dyad", and the "Father of thought".
On the Tree of Life, Chaos is identified with the Sephira Chokmah or Wisdom (whose traditional title is 'Ab', 'Abba' or Father), and is in turn attributed to the 'part of the soul' called Chiah (the "Life-force"), and Yod (seed) of Tetragrammaton; all of these associations are attributed to the element of fire.
In Greek Mythology, Chaos was perceived as the void from which all things sprang or a mass of unordered things.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Chaos   (533 words)

  
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Chaos also matches up, as he is a "basic demon" with a face on his abdomen, a common feature in Medieval depictions of the Devil.
In Greek mythology, Chaos was the entity that existed before any other beings and was seen as either total emptiness or a goddess.
Chaos gave birth to Gaia (Earth), Eros (love) and Tartarus (later used as a prison for the Titans), and a number of other mythologies have parallels (Babylonian mythology, for example, has Tiamat).
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 Inside The Chaos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
chaos - a state of extreme confusion and disorder bedlam, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion" balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"
Chaos - (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
chaos - (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions natural philosophy, physical science, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions dynamical system - (physics) a phase space together with a transformation of that space
www.freewebs.com /chaosstudios/home.htm   (200 words)

  
 AP Calculus Final Project: Chaos in Mathematics
Chaos is a branch of non-linear mathematics and physics which derives its name from the Greek word for "disorder." it is a study of the subtlety and complexity of structure lying beneath unpredictable or irregular behavior.
Chaos has a part in virtually every aspect of the world and life on it, from population dynamics to sound to the patterns formed in cigarette smoke.
Non-linear mathematics and other types of chaos are being used currently to help in all fields from studying nerve growth, to noise reduction and reduction of feedback, to predicting trends in the stock market, to studying population patterns, and even forming models of the world arms race.
www.ufrsd.net /AHS/Studacts/Apcalc/calc.htm   (2426 words)

  
 Chaos
In an ancient Kryssian mythology, Chaos (also known as Gorkain) was the father of all things.
When the empty fl eternity (Chaos), met the spark of love and life (Life), the universe was the first creation of their existance.
Chaos is timeless, a necessary bit of the cycle, just as important as life and death.
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 Chaos: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
In Greek mythology, Chaos is the primeval state of existence from which the first gods appeared.
As a god, Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared.
Ovid described Chaos in Metamorphoses as "rather a crude and indigested mass, a lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, of jarring seeds and justly Chaos named." According to some sources Chaos was the offspring of Chronos.
www.encyclopedian.com /ch/Chaos.html   (144 words)

  
 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mythology is the handmaid of literature, and literature promotes happiness.
Some of their children were: Apollo, god of the sun, music and medicine; his twin Diana, goddess of the hunt; Hercules, man of strength; Neptune or Poseidon, god of the ocean; and Minerva goddess of crafting and wisdom (she and the Three Graces wove all the clothes and sails for the gods).
Even though Greek mythology has been in existence for at least 5,000 years, there are no followers of this ancient religion, even though it has influenced our lives in our language, literature, culture, customs, politics, astronomy, and our calendar.
www.herbsociety-stu.org /Mythology.htm   (3203 words)

  
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Chaos Theory in public management literature is mainly metaphorical at the present time -- misinterpretations, and misapplications abound.
Although the definition of Chaos Theory is still not set in stone, it would have been nice if the authors presented a better interpretation of their view.
Chaos was the vacant, unfathomable space from which everything arose.
carbon.cudenver.edu /~ldeleon/pad8020/student_papers/chaos_4.html   (4406 words)

  
 Chaos and Mythology
Chaos in Greek mythology, is the vacant, unfathomable space from which everything arose.
n mythology and legends most cultures have wrestled with the idea that order and chaos are a primordial duality.
In the Christian tradition, God is described as having moved on the face of the deep (chaos) to bring light (order).
home.iprimus.com.au /ajwalker/mh/myth.htm   (205 words)

  
 Minor Greek Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death.
Dione in Greek mythology is a vague goddess presence who has her most concrete form in Book V of Homer's Iliad as the mother of Aphrodite: Aphrodite journeys to Dione's side after she has been wounded in battle while protecting her favorite son Aeneas.
In Greek mythology, Erebus, or Erebos was a primordial god, personification of darkness, offspring of Chaos alone.
www.crystalinks.com /greekgods2.html   (3788 words)

  
 Glorantha: Introduction to Glorantha
Though chaos is in itself formless and structureless, mutual corruption of chaos and order occurs at the weakened seams of the world where chaos leaks in.
The living manifestations of chaos naturally parody the kinds of life of Glorantha, since they represent corruptions, perversions, or reorganizations of it.
The battle against chaos is integral to the mythology of Glorantha; without it, the world as it exists is not understandable.
www.glorantha.com /library/world/intro-chaos.html   (675 words)

  
 Jonathan's Coffeeblog
Chaos, of course, is a Greek word for what existed before everything else.
Niflheim was the intensely cold land of the dead to the north of Ginnungagap, and Muspelheim the realm of fire to the south.
Maybe a mathematical definition of chaos will help: Mathematically, chaos means an aperiodic deterministic behavior which is very sensitive to its initial conditions, i.e., infinitesimal perturbations of boundary conditions for a chaotic dynamic system originate finite variations of the orbit in the phase space.
www.doublesquids.net /coffeeblog/archive/chaos.html   (627 words)

  
 Chaos | Caos, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Chaos is the void which came into being before anything else.
But some say that Chaos was born from Mist, and that Mist was the first to exist.
It is also asserted that Chaos existed from the beginning, together with Nyx, Erebus (Darkness of the Underworld), and Tartarus, and consequently they consider Chaos to be as Nyx and Erebus: one of "the powers below the ground".
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 Poems about Mythology - tradition folklore mystery legend at Old Poetry
Poems about Mythology - tradition folklore mystery legend at Old Poetry
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 Chaos - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Chaos in its most purist of all forms.
In Echidna Mythology, Chaos was the god of destruction, capable of...
Because of a pre-existing legend in the domain of math, it can be proved that chaos is greater than -1.
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 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Astronomers name 'world of chaos'
Eris' discoverer, Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology, told the Associated Press that the name was an obvious choice, calling it "too perfect to resist".
In mythology, Eris caused a quarrel among goddesses that sparked the Trojan War.
In real life, Eris also caused strife, forcing scientists to produce a strict definition of the term planet - and that eventually led to Pluto losing the status it had held since its discovery in 1930.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/5344892.stm   (478 words)

  
 Chaos - Wikinfo
In Chinese mythology, Chaos is the name of a god which has no eyes and no ears.
Chaos is the name of a fictional character, a puppet cat in the Canadian children's television show Sesame Park.
Chaos is also a character in some Sega video games based on Sonic the Hedgehog.
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 Chaos
Chaos, which translates to chasm or gaping void, was said by Hesiod to be the origin of the universe
According to Ovid, chaos was not nothingness as its name suggests, but instead a swirling mass, which lacked any order.
Chaos is one of the few entities/ideas which was not personified in Greek mythology.
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