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  Death (personification)
Death, personified is a personification of death as an anthropomorphic figure or a fictional character, who has existed in mythology and popular culture since the earliest days of storytelling.
Because the reality of death has had a substantial influence on the human psyche and the development of civilization as a whole, the personification of Death as a living, sentient entity is a concept that has existed in all known societies since the beginnings of recorded history.
A different personification of Death appears in The Sandman, a series of comic books written by Neil Gaiman, in which Death, one of the Endless, appears in the guise of a cute Goth girl wearing an Ankh around her neck, to symbolize the idea that life and death are two sides of the same reality.
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  Death
Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event.
Identifying the moment of death is even more important in cases of transplantation, as organs for transplant (which, of course, exclude the brain) must be harvested as quickly as possible after the death of the body.
Death was once defined as the cessation of heartbeat (cardiac arrest) and of breathing, but the development of CPR and prompt defibrillation posed a challenge.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/d/de/death.html   (3499 words)

  
  Death
Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event.
Common symbols of death in Western cultures include the grim reaper and the color fl; conversely, in certain Eastern cultures, the color white is considered symbolic of death.
In particular, identifying the moment of death is important in cases of transplantation, as organs must be harvested as quickly as possible after death.
www.ibpassociation.org /encyclopedia/Biology/Death.php   (2431 words)

  
 Death (personification)
Because the reality of death has had a substantial influence on the human psyche and the development of civilization as a whole, the personification of Death as a living, sentient entity is a concept that has existed in all known societies since the beginnings of recorded history.
The character of Death is typically depicted in the West as wearing a dark hooded cloak and wielding a scythe.
Death is one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
www.askfactmaster.com /Death_(personification)   (3651 words)

  
 Death - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Because the reality of death has had a substantial influence on the human psyche and the development of civilization as a whole, the personification of Death as a living, sentient entity is a concept that has existed in all known societies since the beginnings of recorded history.
The character of Death is typically depicted in the West as wearing a dark hooded cloak and wielding a scythe.
A different personification of Death appears in The Sandman, a series of comic books written Neil Gaiman, in which Death, one of the Endless, appears in the guise of a Gothic girl who often is seen wearing, perhaps incongruously, an Ankh around her neck.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Death   (4117 words)

  
 Death
Death is a term that can refer to either the termination of life in a living system, or the state of that organism after that event.
In particular, identifying the moment of death is important in cases of organ transplant, as organs must be harvested as quickly as possible after death.
Today, where a definition of the moment of death is required, we usually turn to "brain death" or "biological death": people are considered dead when the electrical activity in their brain ceases.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/d/de/death.html   (971 words)

  
  Wikinfo | Death   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Death as a state is the opposite of life; death as an event is the opposite of birth.
In particular, identifying the moment of death is important in cases of organ transplant, as organs must be harvested as quickly as possible after death.
Death was once defined as the cessation of heartbeat and breathing, for example, but the development of CPR and early defibrillation posed a challenge: either the definition of death was incorrect, or techniques had been discovered that really allowed one to reverse death (because, in some cases, breathing and heartbeat can be restarted).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=death   (899 words)

  
 Death
Death met with Dream and told him she had her doubts about what he was doing, especially since the elder members of the Endless usually avoided the games Despair, Desire and Delirium engaged in.
Death was angry with him because when Dream refused to continue seeking Destruction he was harsh with Delirium, and as a result she closed off her realm.
Death didn’t like the fact that in that world’s afterlife Prez would be in the hands of Boss Smiley, so she told Dream of her interest in Prez and asked him to save Prez from Smiley.
www.angelfire.com /ar/hellUSA/Death.html   (1109 words)

  
 Death Myspace Layouts
Death is either the cessation of life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event.
Common symbols of death in Western cultures include the grim reaper and the color fl; conversely, in certain Eastern cultures, the color white is considered symbolic of death.
Death was an influential death metal band from North America, which was founded in 1983 and dissolved in 1999.
www.myspacelayoutspy.com /get/layouts/scary_d/death.html   (125 words)

  
 Death - Personification of death
Death - Personification of death is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event.
Common symbols of death in Western cultures include the grim reaper and the color fl; conversely, in certain Eastern cultures, the color white is considered symbolic of death.
www.experiencefestival.com /death_-_personification_of_death   (2339 words)

  
 Death (embodiment) - Marvel Universe: The definitive online source for Marvel super hero bios.
Death once attempted to destroy the vampire lord Dracula through human pawns because Dracula was depriving it of conquests by creating vampires who were neither truly alive nor truly dead.
Death once appeared to the mad Titan Thanos in the form of a woman with whom he fell so much in love that he was willing to destroy the universe in order to please her.
Death has on occasion taken the role of gamesman, having once played a tournament of champions with the Elder to the Universe called the Grandmaster, the end result of which proved the Grandmaster and fellow Elders immune to Death's power.
www.marvel.com /universe/Death_(embodiment)   (712 words)

  
 Death and Dying - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Death and Dying, the irreversible cessation of life and the imminent approach of death.
Death involves a complete change in the status of a living...
- image of death: a personification of death, usually represented as a ghostly form or skeleton holding a scythe.
encarta.msn.com /Death_and_Dying.html   (249 words)

  
 Death
Death is a 7 foot tall skeleton whose eyes are tiny points of light.
Death is a very likable character but then we are not likely to encounter him.
Death tries so hard to imitate humans he has a large house and grounds, none of which is real and all of which is usually wrong.
www.ankhmorpork.brfc.net /death.htm   (354 words)

  
 Death
Death and the being called Eternity are said to comprise the mystical essence of the universe: Eternity embodies the principle of life, and Death embodies the principle of mortality.
Death once attempted to destroy Dracula through human pawns because Dracula was depriving it of conquests by creating vampires who were neither truly alive nor truly dead Death failed on that occasion, but Dracula eventually fell victim to permanent destruction.
Death once appeared to the mad Titanian Thanos in the form of a woman with whom he fell so much in love that he was willing to destroy the universe in order to please her.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/d/death.htm   (675 words)

  
 South Bend - Mishawaka - Indiana Blood - Death Cleanup
Death is the full cessation of vital functions in the biological life.
During normal functions, cells require oxygen, phosphate, calcium, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, nutritional substrates, ATP (which is required as a source of energy), intact cell membranes, and a steady-state activity that requires O2 consumption.
Onset and duration of rigor mortis are influenced by environmental temperature and the degree of muscular activity prior to onset of death.
www.south-bend-mishawaka-indiana-blood--death-cleanup.com   (710 words)

  
 Representations of death
Unknowable as death may be, it is hardly unimaginable and despite its invisibility man needed to visualize and to contextualize death, in order to impede its sheer terror.
Death was represented by a fountainhead of metaphors, a large part of which can be traced back to biblical sources.
The garb of Death or the fl mourning robe, which the first references are found in the early fifteenth century, is very close to the robe of the priest or monk who officiated at the death bed.
death.monstrous.com /representations_of_death.htm   (1028 words)

  
 THEOI Greek Myth Encyclopedia A
AEDOS (Aidos) The female personification of modesty and respect.
She and Nemesis were the last of the good spirits to depart from the earth in the final and most corrupted age of mankind.
ATE The personification of error, delusion, ruin and blind folly.
www.theoi.com /Encyc_A.html   (2128 words)

  
 Death incarnations
Unknowable as death may be, it is hardly unimaginable and despite its invisibility man needed to visualize and to contextualize death, in order to impede its sheer terror.
Death was represented by a fountainhead of metaphors, a large part of which can be traced back to biblical sources.
King Death belongs to a wide family embracing the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, God's "myghty messengere" (Everyman) calling humanity to moral account, and the courtly personae of hunters, falconers, and knights.
www.deardeath.com /death_incarnations.htm   (656 words)

  
 The Azrael Project Online-Necromance
I have been an avid collector of images that portray Death in personification for as long as I can remember.
Many of the images feature a "Death and The Maiden" theme, which has been, and continues to be a very popular theme for artists world-wide.
I'm sorry about the quality of some of the images, which, in certain cases, are yellowed with age, 4th generation copies and such.
www.westgatenecromantic.com /necrotic.htm   (416 words)

  
 Death (personification)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Septuagint version of the Bible, Death is portrayed in the book of Tobit (considered apocryphal by Protestants) as Azrael, the Islamic angel of death.
It was the angel of death in the form of pestilence which snatched away 15,000 every year during the wandering in the wilderness (ib.
A different personification of Death appears in The Sandman, a series of comic books written by Neil Gaiman, in which Death, one of the Endless, appears in the guise of a Gothic girl wearing an Ankh around her neck, to symbolize the idea that life and death are two sides of the same reality.
www.pillscatalog.net /Death_%28personification%29.html   (4725 words)

  
 Death - When death is imminent
Death - When death is imminent is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Physical death is a progressive process, during which there are some signs that usually indicate that death is imminent.
Death - When death is imminent: Encyclopedia II - Death - Causes of death in the United States
www.experiencefestival.com /death_-_when_death_is_imminent   (2474 words)

  
 The Death of Hippie
(D-), the personification of death, usually pictured as a skeleton in a fl robe, holding a scythe.
any condition or experience thought of as like dying or being dead: as, it was death for her to have to see him again.
the cause of death: as, the atomic bomb was death to thousands.
www.redhousebooks.com /galleries/haight/death.htm   (376 words)

  
 Biography
Death is one of the eldest of the The Endless, a family of seven conceptual entities.
Death became cold, hard, and brittle inside, she didn't like how people were always upset when they saw her.
Death's unconditional love for all beings is also the reason why people fall in love with her very easily.
www.home.earthlink.net /~darkelektra_death/Biography.htm   (836 words)

  
 The Personification of Death - Mythology & Legends Quiz
The Personification of Death - Mythology & Legends Quiz
This quiz treats the personification of Death in 25 questions.
* Death was of extreme mystic significance in ancient Egyptian religious belief.
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?quiz=95260   (141 words)

  
 The Personification of Death quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Death was of extreme mystic significance in ancient Egyptian religious belief.
Death personified in erotic or sensual juxtaposition with a healthy, youthful woman
Death personified dragging an innocent daughter from the arms of her protesting family
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=95260   (783 words)

  
 The Ride of Her Life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this poem, Dickinson uses personification and metaphors to develop the idea of death, which is a suitor arriving, and to reveal how doubtful the speaker is about the indefinite event of eternity.
Death became so real to her and to her contemporaries because of the time in which she lived.
However, this personification of death is not merely because Dickinson is a romantic poet.
www.daltonstate.edu /faculty/bmurray/exemplar2002/exempf02ride_of_her_life.htm   (2433 words)

  
 RealMagick Article: Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death by Leilah Wendell
To the ancient Romans, Orcus was the god of death and was described as a "pale divinity, almost devoid of flesh and furnished with immense, fl wings." His function was to carry the souls of the dead to the underworld, which they believed was literally a place beneath the earth's surface.
Death had never been to the village before, and as he lay in wait for Yiyi, he amused himself by shooting at the women as they went down to the river for water.
Death is, in principal, the personification of a particular divine aspect of will, developed from a functional expression of the Godsoul that has evolved into a relatively independent personality with a distinct character of Its own.
realmagick.com /articles/14/1814.html   (5870 words)

  
 directopedia : Directory : Reference : Quotations [2] : Death and Dying
Note that there is much debate as to when a fetus should be considered "human." The death of a human zygote — a one-celled combination of a sperm and an egg — is counted by some as the death of a human, and by others as simply the death of a cell.
The belief that any and all consciousness ceases to exist at death, and that death ("after-life") itself is ultimately the exact same experience as prior to conception ("before life"), is common in atheism/agnosticism.
In China, the number 4 is often associated to death due to the sound of the Chinese words for four and death being similar.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Reference-Quotations/Death_Dying.shtml   (6436 words)

  
 Death - DC Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Death is the second oldest of the Endless, archetypical beings of certain concepts (Desire, Delirium, Dream, etc.) She is the most cheerful of the Endless, often being the mediator in conflicts between her siblings.
Being Death, she is everywhere on Earth at any moment, but not in a form visible to humans, usually.
For Death Gods or demons to claim a soul instead of Death herself, they usually have to have a valid claim on the soul; either a contract or the deceased worshipped the Death God's pantheon.
www.dcdatabaseproject.com /Death   (995 words)

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