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  Lycaon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lycaon, in Greek mythology, was a son of Priam and Laothoe.
Lycaon, in Greek mythology, son of Pelasgus and Meliboea, father of Oenotrus and the mythical first king of Arcadia.
Usener and others identify Lycaon with Zeus Lycaeus, the god of light, who slays his son Nyctimus (the dark) or is succeeded by him, in allusion to the perpetual succession of night and day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lycaon   (406 words)

 Lycaon 2, Greek Mythology Link.
Lycaon 2 is the impious king of Arcadia who caused the wrath of Zeus to destroy the world.
Lycaon 1 is a son of Priam 1.
Lycaon 5 is father of Erichaetes, a soldier of Aeneas in Italy.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Lycaon2.html   (767 words)

 Arcadia, Greek Mythology Link.
She was in turn daughter of Phoroneus, who is at the origin of the royal house of Argos, and is said to be the first man. Pelasgus 1's brother Argus 5 became in fact king of Argos after Phoroneus.
Lycaon 2 was a powerful king who thought he could defy the gods, and his sons were notorious for their insolence, pride and impiety.
Because of his crimes (Lycaon 2 sacrificed a human baby), Zeus transformed him into a wolf or blasted him and his sons with a thunderbolt.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Arcadia.html   (1836 words)

 African Wild Dogs (Lycaon Pictus) Pack Formation a paper by Roger Burrows on the African Wild Dog Pack Formation
Lycaon is a highly social, medium sized canid endemic to Africa where it lives in packs.
Here Lycaon is highly dependent on Impala, a prey species which, although having the advantage of being highly residential and existing locally at high densities year round, has very special habitat requirements.
It is conceivable that a small mutation some 2-3 MY ago in a canid ancestor of Lycaon in Eurasia caused a genetic 'switch ' which, in the presence of pups, switches 'on' the behavioural imperative to adopt, feed and later to defer to pups at kills, to be left permanently 'on'.
www.africanconservation.org /wilddogs/burrowslycaonpack.html   (6233 words)

 LYCAON - LoveToKnow Article on LYCAON
The deluge was said to have been sent by Zeus in the time of Deucalion in consequence of the sons impiety.
The oldest city, the oldest cultus (that of Zeus Lycaeus), and the first civilization of Arcadia are attributed to Lycaon.
Another explanation is that the place of the sacred wolf once worshipped in Arcadia was taken in cult by Zeus Lycaeus, and in popular tradition by Lycaon, the ancestor of the Arcadians, who was supposed to have been punished for his insulting treatment of Zeus.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LY/LYCAON.htm   (653 words)

 The Story of Lycaon
According to legend, Lycaon was a cruel leader of a cult.
Rumors of the atrocities committed by Lycaon and his cult made their way back to the God Jupiter, who decided to investigate.
The members immediately paid homage to Jupiter, however, Lycaon did not believe that he was a real God and prepared a feast for him consisting of human flesh.
www.angelfire.com /tx3/Jennifer1/lycaon.html   (164 words)

 EN206 Lycaon, Flood, New Era
Lycaon was the king of Arcadia and the father of fifty sons.
Lycaon took the roasted flesh, mixed the heart, liver, pancreas, and other organs among the meat and set the platter down before the humble stranger.
Lycaon, being the most educated in religious practices, had made an effort to protect himself as he took the calculated risk of the deceptive sacrifice.
www.comfsm.fm /%7Ecrgood/Mythology/EN206_Lycaon_Great_Flood.htm   (3730 words)

 Zenaku   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A legendary greek king named Lycaon is said to have tamed the wild province of Arcadia and begun the worship of Zeus there.
Later, Lycaon asd his fifty-odd sons neglected their sacred observances, so Zeus disguised as a humble laborer, visited Arcadia to check up on them.
Lycaon, king of Arcadia, in order to discover if it is Jupiter himself who has come to lodge in his palace, orders the body of an hostage, who had been sent to him, to be dressed and served up at a feast.
zenaku.bushido-blade.net /Lycaon.php   (1105 words)

 ADW: Lycaon pictus: Information
Lycaon pictus literally means "painted or ornate wolf." The fur appears to be painted with brown, red, fl, yellow and white areas.
The body length of Lycaon pictus is between 75 and 110 cm, the tail is between 30 and 40 cm long, and they range in weight from 18 to 36 kg.
Lycaon pictus is listed as endangered by the IUCN and the United States Endangered Species Act.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Lycaon_pictus.html   (1301 words)

 Endangered Species Update Magazine
At one time the distribution of Lycaon pictus was throughout the non-forested and non-desert areas of Africa.
Lycaon pictus are listed as endangered by the IUCN and USFWS.
Habitat loss and diseases that are spread by domestic animals jeopardize the remaining populations.
www.umich.edu /~esupdate   (471 words)

 . : wolf & man : werewolf lines : .
Lycaon tend to be self-possessed, brave and dominant.
They claim to be able to trace their roots back to the first werewolves descended from the union of a demon/fae, a wolf and a man. Historically, the other lines have accepted this without challenge.
Root mythology: The story of Lycaon and Jupiter; Lycaon was a cultist who would not believe Jupiter was a god, and tried to feed him human flesh to test him.
www.thatdamncat.com /wolf/lines.html   (1818 words)

 Our True Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apparently this myth was associated with an ancient cult in which a sacrifice including human flesh was prepared by the performing priests, and whoever tasted it was supposed to change into a wolf.
The vilest of all mortals was King Lycaon of Arcadia.
Lycaon lusted after Miranda turning her upon her eighteenth birthday.
www.greatestjournal.com /community/horde_ooc   (1720 words)

 Untitled Document
The Wild Dog of Africa (Lycaon Pictus) and the Dhole (Cuon Alpinus) of Asia are two forgotten carnivores in the popular world of conservation.
Lycaon pictus (Latin for "painted wolf") is an apt name for the African wild dog.
Their body is similar to that of a wolf but the ears are larger and more rounded: they help keep them cool and allow them to hear very well..
www.wilddog.org   (1754 words)

 Mapping Wild Dogs
Lycaon, although enjoying a wider distribution in Ethiopia than the critically endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), is declining throughout its former range in Ethiopia.
The long-term prospects for Lycaon in the north of the country are uncertain, and the decline and near disappearance of Lycaon in the Serengeti ecosystem does not auger well for long-term stability of northern populations.
Much of the data for this summary was collected by John Bulger in 1988/89, in a pamphletting survey with two objectives: 1) to estimate the distribution and density of wild dogs in Botswana and 2) to determine the extent of overlap with and depredation on domestic livestock in the region.
www.canids.org /PUBLICAT/CNDNEWS1/afrwldog.htm   (2787 words)

The constellation may refer to the ancient king of Arcadia, King Lycaon (a word which is related to both 'wolf' and 'light').
King Lycaon, who ruled Arcadia with his fifty sons, was said to continue the practice of human sacrifice when other parts of Greece had abolished it as barbaric.
Lycaon and his sons offered him soup made not only from the meat of goats and sheep, but also of his own son Nyctimus.
www.dibonsmith.com /lup_con.htm   (576 words)

 Digimorph - Canis lupus lycaon (gray wolf)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The skulls of Canis (wolves, coyote, jackals), Cuon (dhole), and Lycaon (African wild dog) exhibit a large frontal sinus that invades the post-orbital process of the frontal bone.
This is not surprising given that several populations of the gray wolf lineage gave rise to the domestic dog.
This specimen, a female of the lycaon subspecies, was collected by Robert Himes in Koochiching County, Minnesota in the winter of 1959.
digimorph.org /specimens/Canis_lupus_lycaon   (957 words)

 Papers on the African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus) by Roger Burrows
The ecosystem population did not become extinct in 1991 a non study population persisted within and around the ecosystem throughout the study period and persists to date.
In the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) breeding hierarchy a young male takes over as alpha when one of the alpha pair in their pack dies, or if two cohorts of males emigrate together from their natal pack or when a male pup is adopted by unrelated adult males.
The protocol ensures that when either one of an alpha pair dies a male from the youngest cohort in the pack assumes the status of alpha in the resulting all male group and that all the females emigrate.
www.africanconservation.org /wilddogs   (479 words)

LYCAON: LYCAON, in Greek mythology, son of Pelasgus, the mythical first king of Arcadia.
EN206 Lycaon, Flood, New Era: The Flood Cycle - Lycaon, The Flood, and Dawn of the New Era.
In Greek mythology, Lycaon was a king of Arcadia, the son of Pelasgus, and the first civilizer of Arcadia.
specieslist.com /endangered/common_name/L/Lycaon.shtml   (2214 words)

 Rubies of Eventide - Lycaon Armor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lycaon armor drops off the wearwolves in cursed lair.
Lycaon's Helm - strength +2, intelligence +2, constitution +2, dexterity +2
Lycaon's Sleeves - unarmed +5, spear +5, dual wield +5
www.loreofeventide.com /equipment/lycaon.php   (70 words)

But according to another, and perhaps more generally received, tradition, it was King Lycaon himself who tempted his divine guest by killing and dishing up to him at table a human being; and, according to some, the victim was no other than the king's own son Nyctimus.
PAUSANIAS 8.2.3 says that Lycaon brought a human babe to the altar of Lycaean Zeus, after which he was immediately turned into a wolf.
Lycaon is represented as a righteous king in few versions; in most he is a tyrant.
www.hfac.uh.edu /mcl/classics/3308/excompcontr.html   (777 words)

 Lycaon pictus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Shaman.cz - Carnivora - Pes hyenovitý (Lycaon pictus): Pes hyenovitý (Lycaon pictus).
Afrikanischer Wildhund (Lycaon pictus) - Bedrohte Hunde der Savanne.
specieslist.com /endangered/scientific_name/L/Lycaon_pictus.shtml   (3921 words)

 Directory - Science: Biology: Flora and Fauna: Animalia: Chordata: Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae: African Wild Dog
Animalia:Chordata:Mammalia:Carnivora:Canidae:Lycaon pictus Lycaon pictus, common names African wild dog, painted dog, painted hunting dog, and Cape hunting dog, is the only living species in the genus Lycaon.
Lycaon pictus (African Hunting Dog)  · iweb · cached · Notes on taxonomy, biology, and behavior.
African hunting dog, Lycaon pictus  · Notes on this canine's physical appearance, social behavior, hunting strategies, and habitat.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=433813   (411 words)

 African Wild dog or Cape Hunting Dog
Wild dogs have mottled coats that appear to be splashes of brown, red, fl, yellow, tan and white.
Their latin name, Lycaon pictus, means painted or ornate wolf.
The patterns are unique to each dog though generally the fur on the head is dark and the tail tip white.
www.wildcam.com /guides/critter.jsp?animalid=56   (814 words)

 inter canem et lupum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is a Greek myth that tells of Arcas, the son of the god Zeus and Callisto, daughter of King Lycaon of Arcadia.
To test whether his guest really was the great Zeus, Lycaon cut up Arcas and served him as part of a mixed grill (some say that this deed was done not by Lycaon but by his sons).
The story of Lycaon and Zeus is where the common word for werewolfism, lycanthropy, originates.
fan.inkstigmata.net /canemetlupum/lycaon.html   (194 words)

A haughty king in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Lycaon is one of the first men to feel the wrath of Zeus in full force.
When Lycaon mixes his bowels with those of a baby to be sacrificed, Zeus is disgusted and destroys Lycaon’s house before turning him into his deserved form.
Some say that the sacrificial desecration of Lycaon was the cause of the Great Flood Zeus caused shortly thereafter.
bama.ua.edu /~caire001/Lycaon.htm   (397 words)

 Liverpool Home Portal - Wes Paul Gerrard Ships  Lycaon
The second Lycaon was built in 1954 by Vickers Armstrong Ltd at Newcastle with a tonnage of 7859grt, a length of 487ft, a beam of 62ft 4in and a service speed of 15.5 knots.
She was completed for the China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. where she remained until 1960 when she was transferred to N. 'Oceaan' without a change of name.
She was renamed Glaucus in December 1977 when 'Lycaon' was released for a new building.
www.liverpoolhome.com /Ships/lycaon.html   (185 words)

 World of the Wolf - Lycaeon pictus
Fossils of earlier Lycaon types have been found in Europe.
The Lycaon has a very robust body build, with an extremely broad head and large, rounded ears.
Lycaon is now one of the most severely
www.naturalworlds.org /wolf/canids/Lycaeon_pictus.htm   (217 words)

 LYCAON - Online Information article about LYCAON
Smith considers the sacrifices offered to the wolf-Zeus in Arcadia to have been originally cannibal feasts of a wolf-tribe, who recognized the wolf as their totem.
place of the sacred wolf once worshipped in Arcadia was taken in cult by Zeus Lycaeus, and in popular tradition by Lycaon, the ancestor of the Arcadians, who was supposed to have been punished for his insulting treatment of Zeus.
Pascal, Studii di antichita e mitologia (1896), who sees in Lycaon a god of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LUP_MAL/LYCAON.html   (804 words)

 On the Trail of Africa's Endangered Wild Dogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called the painted wolf or the Cape hunting dog is the victim mainly of human persecution.
Adult wild dogs, with round saucer-like ears and a "painted" fl, white, brown, and yellow coat, weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) and stand about 2 feet tall (60 centimeters) with the delicate build of a greyhound.
Lycaon pictus hunts in packs and kills by disemboweling, a technique that never helped their reputation among humans.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/12/1231_031231_tvafricandog.html   (922 words)

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