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  Egypt: Nun and Naunet, Deities of Chaos and Water
Nun was thought to be the father of Ra, who was known as the father of the gods.
Nun was also thought to continue to exist as subsoil water beneath the earth and as the source of the annual flooding of the Nile River.
Though Nun was a being of chaos, he was thought to have a beneficial side rather than the serpent of chaos, Apep, Ra's enemy.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/nun.htm   (1136 words)

  
 Blue Nun
Like these brands, Blue Nun was saddled with a label that read "naff" in purple Day-Glo letters; no clued-up wine drinker would dream of bringing a bottle to a dinner party.
But an early indication that Blue Nun today might be a different prospect, came when I was invited to visit their operation, not in Germany, but in the Languedoc in southern France.
Blue Nun now contains a minimum of 30% Riesling in the blend, and the wine is made in a noticeably drier style, with residual sugar reduced from 42 grammes per litre, to 28 g/l.
www.wine-pages.com /features/bluenun.htm   (1592 words)

  
  Nun and Naunet, Deities of Chaos and Water...
Nun was also thought to continue to exist as subsoil water beneath the earth and as the source of the annual flooding of the Nile River.
Though Nun was a being of chaos, he was thought to have a beneficial side, unlike the water serpent of chaos, Apep, who was thought to be Ra's enemy.
Nun, although he was a powerful force, was thought to have been inert until Amen awoke him from torpor, and used his chaotic waters to create the universe.
www.thekeep.org /~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/nun.html   (1183 words)

  
  Nun information - Search.com
In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent.
A nun who is elected to head her monastery is termed an abbess if the monastery is an abbey, a prioress if it is a priory, or more generically may be referred to as the Mother Superior.
Nuns and sisters are distinguished by the type of vows they take (solemn vow vs. simple vow) and the focus of their good works.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/Nun   (1442 words)

  
  Nun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent.
The male equivalent of a nun is a monk.
Nuns and sisters are distinguished by the type of vows they take (solemn vow vs. simple vow) and the focus of their good works.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nun   (1430 words)

  
 Nun (letter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nun is thought to have come from a pictogram of a snake (the Hebrew word for snake, nachash begins with a Nun and snake in Aramaic is nun) or eel.
Nun is pronounced as a alveolar nasal consonant, (IPA: /n/), like the English letter N.
Nun is also one of the seven letters which receive a special crown (called a tagin) when written in a Sefer Torah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nun_(letter)   (282 words)

  
 Nun - Crystalinks
Nun was thought to exist both outside the universe and as part of every body of water from the Nile to temple pools.
Nun was also thought to continue to exist as subsoil water beneath the earth and as the source of the annual flooding of the Nile River.
Nun, although he was a powerful force, was thought to have been inert until Amen awoke him from torpor, and used his chaotic waters to create the universe.
www.crystalinks.com /nun.html   (1057 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nuns
The nuns sometimes occupied a special house; the enclosure strictly kept in the East, was not considered indispensable in the West.
Nuns properly so-called have solemn vows with a strict enclosure, regulated by pontifical law which prevents the religious from going out (except in very rare cases, approved by the regular superior and the bishop), and also the entrance of strangers, even females, under pain of excommunication.
The superior general is elected for six or twelve years; in the former case she may be re-elected but for a third consecutive term of six years, or a second of twelve years, she must receive two-thirds of the votes, and the consent of the Holy See.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11164a.htm   (5141 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Nun
Nun was more than an ocean, he was a limitless expanse of motionless water.
Also, Nun protected Shu and Tefnut at birth and he kept the demonic powers of chaos (represented as serpents) in check.
Nun was portrayed as a bearded man with a blue or green body, symbolizing water and fertility.
www.egyptianmyths.net /nun.htm   (234 words)

  
 Nun Moth: Potential New Pest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nun moth has a high potential to be transported via commerce because females may deposit eggs in crevices on containers, pallets, and ships.
Nun moth females can be distinguished from gypsy moth females by their narrower abdomens and extremely long ovipositors, adapted for their specialized egg-laying habit (Fig.
Dark nun moth males can be distinguished from gypsy moth males by the presence of fl flecks on the forewings rather than the distinct wavy lines characteristically found on gypsy moth males.
www.invasive.org /publications/usfs/NM.html   (910 words)

  
 Primeval Waters...
Sailor Nun wears a blue and green beaded headband that rests on top of her hair and has the sun disc placed squarely in the middle of her forehead.
Nun often experiences exhaustion after the first couple of seconds of this attacks, however, so she can't usually keep the orb around long enough to do "real" damage.
Nun has the dubious honor of being a deity of destruction as well as creation, and is also related to chaos and time (that might explain the mess her room is in...)
www.angelfire.com /rpg/teamsenshi/Sailornun.html   (4053 words)

  
 Nun
Nun played no part in religious rituals and had no temples dedicated to him.
He was symbolized by the sacred lakes associated with certain temples, such as the ones at Dendera and Karnak.
Nun is depicted in human form holding the solar barque above his head.
www.pantheon.org /mythica/articles/n/nun.html   (126 words)

  
 nun - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Nun, member of a religious order for women, living in a convent under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Easy for nuns to talk about giving up…, Innocence: I'd the upbringing a nun…, Monks And Nuns: They illuminate our whole country…,...
N, 14th letter in the English alphabet, derived from the Latin, which in turn was based on a Greek letter.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=nun   (167 words)

  
 Nun
According to the creation myth of Heliopolis, Nun belongs to the earliest stages of the creation of the world.
Nun continued to be a force after the creation, but then representing the edge of the universe.
Nun could also represent the netherworld, then he was represented as a bearded man holding a solar bark.
i-cias.com /e.o/nun.htm   (92 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | Italian nun shot dead in Somalia
Gunmen have shot dead a 65-year-old Italian nun and her bodyguard at a hospital in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The attackers shot the nun three times in the back at the women and children's hospital in the south of the city before fleeing the scene.
A fluent Somali-speaker, the nun was one of the longest-serving foreign members of the Roman Catholic Church in Somalia, a former Italian colony.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/5353850.stm   (370 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Italian Nun Shot Dead by Somali Gunmen, Doctors Say - Africa
The nun, who has not been identified, was shot in the back four times by two gunmen armed with pistols, Dr. Mohamed Yusef told The Associated Press.
The nun, who was believed to be around age 60, had been working at the hospital since 2002, colleagues said.
A Somali doctor who was acquainted with the nun said she had worked for 38 years in Nairobi and Mogadishu.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,214188,00.html   (1021 words)

  
 Gods and Godesses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to an ancient Egyptian creation myth, Nun was the waters of chaos.
Nun was the only thing that existed on Earth before there was land.
Nun was also associated with the chaos that existed at the edges of the universe.
www.ancientegypt.co.uk /gods/explore/nun.html   (55 words)

  
 Nun & Catholic School Girl Dolls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a pursuit to create the perfect collectible nun doll, they have chosen a rigid, high quality vinyl that combines the aesthetics of porcelain with the durability and handling properties of a nearly indestructible material.
Like nun dolls, Catholic school dolls are a high quality, handcrafted, treasured collectible.
Commonly known as “The Pink Nuns,” this congregation was founded by Arnold Janssen and Mother Mary Michaele in Steyl, Holland, December 8, 1896.
www.catholicsupply.com /christmas/nun.html   (3385 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Priest wanted to humiliate nun in death, lawyer says   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest accused of killing a nun 26 years ago in a hospital chapel was angered over her domineering ways, a prosecutor said Wednesday in closing arguments.
He suggested Wednesday that Robinson's relationship with the nun was strained and that Robinson had a reached a breaking point with her.
The nun's underwear and fingernails had traces of DNA that was likely from a man but not from Robinson, defense attorney John Thebes said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-05-10-priest-nun_x.htm?ord=5   (503 words)

  
 WTOP: Kidnapped Nun Found at Different Convent
Details were sketchy on how the nun got some two miles from her own convent on U Street, where the citizen found her, then down the block to the second convent at 13th and V Streets, Gentile said.
The nun, whose name was not released, told investigators that a man and a woman assaulted her and threw her into a van after she questioned them about why they were on the grounds of Queen of Peace convent on Wheeler Avenue, police said.
Gibbs said the five nuns who live with the missing sister had a trying morning and were glad to learn that she was safe.
www.wtopnews.com /index.php?nid=25&sid=550229   (650 words)

  
 Nun Dies After Convent Exorcism - CBS News
The nun was given medication and released on April 20 to the care of the Holy Trinity convent in the nearby village of Tanacu, an isolated community of about 1,000 people in a hilly area cultivated with vineyards and corn.
Corogeanu and the four nuns were charged with aggravated murder on Wednesday in Cornici's death after testifying for 11 hours to prosecutors.
The monk said Friday outside the courtroom that he and the nuns were innocent and blamed media pressure for their arrests.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/06/24/world/main704206.shtml   (636 words)

  
 nun - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about nun
Christian convents are ruled by a superior (often elected), who is subject to the authority of the bishop of the diocese or sometimes directly to the pope.
It is possible that the institution of Christian communities for nuns preceded the establishment of monasteries.
But she should be dressed as a nun; I think she looks almost what you call a Quaker; I would dress her as a nun in my picture.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /nun   (225 words)

  
 Nun - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Nuns, unlike penguins, may fly if starring in a television series or when fired from a Chuck-Nun.
nuns started out as a means for the pope to get a boner which the he could later use on alterboys.
The first flying nun was flown by Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Baron, while he was waiting for the paint to dry on his plane.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Nun   (617 words)

  
 The Electronic Canterbury Tales:  The Nun's Priest's Tale
Nun's Priest's Prologue (The Knight's Interruption of the Monk's Tale), the
The specificity of the old woman's house and courtyard in the Nun's Priest's Tale might be illuminated by the research on Wharram Percy, a "lost medieval village" that has been the site of extensive archaeological research since 1950.
Sample audio files (.wav,.au,.aiff) from the Nun's Priest's Tale, recorded at the 9th International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Trinity College, Dublin, 1994, are available from the Chaucer Studio (Paul Thomas, Brigham Young).
hosting.uaa.alaska.edu /afdtk/ect_npriest.htm   (912 words)

  
 The Letter Nun
The letter Nun is the 14th letter of the Aleph-Bet, having the numeric value of 50.
Nun is the third of the “double letters” in Hebrew, having both a “medial” form (kefufah) and an ending form (peshuta).
Nun is the fourteenth letter of the alphabet, which equals "David," the forefather of the Kingdom of Israel.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/Nun/nun.html   (1298 words)

  
 Nun - The Messiah; Heir to the Throne: The Mystical Significance of the Hebrew Letters
n Aramaic, nun means "fish." The mem, the waters of the sea, is the natural medium of the nun, fish.
The nun "swims" in the mem, covered by the waters of the "hidden world." Creatures of the "hidden world" lack self-consciousness.
The "nun" is the fourteenth letter of the alef-beit, which equals "David," the progenitor of the eternal Kingdom of Israel.
www.inner.org /hebleter/nun.htm   (734 words)

  
 Annotated Bibliography for Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale."
Brody concentrates his study on the ways the narrator of the story keeps reminding his audience that they are, in effect, listening to a story—the line between truth and fiction.
She covers the latest topics in criticism from sources and analogues to Chaucer's conception of the Nun's Priest, giving a general overview and a good working bibliography for a student interested in further research.
David proposes that if one must have a portrait of the Nun's Priest, it should be the Troilus frontispiece of Chaucer, the ideal "poet-preacher"—this tale is a reassessment of the poet's task.
www.luminarium.org /medlit/nunsbib.htm   (1403 words)

  
 Kemet.org Names of Netjer : Nun
Nun - "Primeval Waters" Nun is the Name given to the state of being before The First Time (a metaphor for creation).
Nun is a sort of potential, "primordial soup" from which the Self-Created draws the necessary materials to create Its children Shu and Tefnut (air and moisture, the Biblical "firmament"), Who then create Geb (earth) and Nut (sky), thus beginning the cycle of matter and the reality in which humans find themselves a working part.
Some myths state that eventually all things will return to the Nun, when they are completed; others state that the Nun is a continual state of nonbeing (like the Platonic world of ideas) surrounding the creations of Tem and from which all new creations (creation is an eternal process, not an event) continue to manifest.
www.kemet.org /glossary/nun.html   (220 words)

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