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  Orcus for astrologers
The discovery and naming of Orcus in 2004 brings to astrology a second planet representing the Roman god of the underworld, and an enigma as difficult to discern as the underworld itself.
The February, 2004, discovery of Orcus, then known as 2004DW, was quickly overshadowed the next month by the dramatic announcement of the discovery of Sedna, and astrologers, myself included, quickly scrambled to get up to speed with Sedna, leaving 2004DW (Orcus) aside until it had a name.
We only have 1,500 years of ephemerides for both Pluto and Orcus (Click here for your free Orcus ephemeris), but a unique pattern is visible for the relative geocentric positions of Orcus and Pluto, a pattern which simply does not exist in the traditional 10-planet world we knew in the 20th Century.
www.karmastrology.com /NewPlanets/Orcus.shtml   (1186 words)

  
  Greek mythology A-M - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
In Greek mythology, Eteocles was a son of the incestuous union of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Polynices.
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)

  
  Orcus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths, more equivalent to Pluto than to the Greek Hades.
Orcus was a name used by Roman writers to identify a Gaulish god of the underworld.
In Dungeons & Dragons, Orcus is a demon prince, and lord of the undead.
www.wikimoz.org /wiki/en/wikipedia/o/or/orcus.html   (143 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Orcus (mythology)
In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths, more equivalent to Pluto than to the Greek Hades, and later identified with Dis Pater.
Orcus was a name used by Roman writers to identify a Gaulish god of the underworld.
From Orcus' association with death and the underworld, his name came to be used for demons and other underworld monsters, particularly in Italian where orco refers to a kind of monster found in fairy-tales that feeds on human flesh.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Orcus_(mythology)   (472 words)

  
 Orc
Tolkien in his fictional stories of Middle-earth as the name of a race of creatures that are often used by evil forces as soldiers.
Orcus, in Roman mythology, was an alternative name for Pluto, Hades, or Dis Pater, god of the land of the dead.
Orc (a proper name) is also one of the characters in the complex mythology of William Blake.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/o/or/orc.html   (1295 words)

  
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In mythology he was the brother of Poseidon and Zeus and the son of Cronus and Rhea.
Orcus, however, was rather the actual slayer, the-angel of death, while Father Dis was the ruler of the dead.
But in the oldest Greek mythology the" house of Hades" was simply the home of the dead, good and bad alike, who led a dim and shadowy reflection of life on earth (theriverstyx).
www.personal.psu.edu /users/l/r/lrl133/Assignment7.html   (912 words)

  
 90482 Orcus at AllExperts
90482 Orcus (originally known by the provisional designation 2004 DW) is a Kuiper Belt object (KBO) that was discovered by Michael Brown of Caltech, Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory, and David Rabinowitz of Yale University.
Orcus is approaching the aphelion (2019) while Pluto has passed the perihelion (1989) and is descending toward the ecliptic.
Orcus is both another name for the Greek deity Hades and a separate god of the dead in Roman mythology.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/90482_orcus.htm   (516 words)

  
 Adventuring in the Underworld of Roman Mythology
By coincidence, in Roman Mythology, it was believed that the entrances to the afterworld were also very real locations, called the Mundus, and the one in Rome was called the mundus Cereris (the exact location is no longer known).
The historic appearance of Orcus was as a hairy, bearded giant, and a temple to Orcus was found on the Palatine Hill of Rome.
Indeed, perhaps the priesthood of Orcus and it’s influence in Rome stems from envy, a desire to seize and dominate this city of the dead, which is a greater mundus Cereris than that of Rome.
www.angelfire.com /rpg2/ancientworlds/underworld.htm   (1146 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Greek &. Roman Mythology (A-M)
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo was the god of the sun, music, poetry, prophecy, agriculture, and pastoral life, and leader of the Muses.
In this version of events, Boan visited a sacred well which, to punish her for breaking the law, rose up and pursued her to the sea and thus became the river Boyne where lived the salmon of knowledge which fed on nuts dropped from the nine hazel trees at the water's edge.
In Greek mythology, the Cyclops wereone of a race of Sicilian giants, who had one eye in the middle of the forehead and lived as shepherds.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/D1A.HTM   (7718 words)

  
 Space Today Online -- Solar System Kuiper Belt mystery objects - tenth planet
Orcus was announced in February 2004 and Sedna was announced in March 2004.
The newfound planetoid Orcus is the 15th object larger than 300 miles in diameter to have been found in the Kuiper Belt.
Sedna, Quaoar and Orcus are by far the biggest fish ever snagged by astronomers in their KBO surveys.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/KuiperBelt/Quaoar.html   (4066 words)

  
 Definition of Orcus (mythology)
In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths, more equivalent to Pluto than to the Greek Hades.
The Etruscan so-called "Tomb of the Orcus" at Tarquinia is a misnomer, when the first discoverers took as Orcus a figure of a Cyclops.
This is in good part because Orcus' name is the origin of the words "orca" and "orc"; the latter popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien in his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Orcus_(mythology)   (213 words)

  
 Bestiary of Modern Fantasy: Demon
In Greek mythology the words daemon and daimon were also used to mean an inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
There are several different types of these demons: djinn, Orcus (the Prince of the Undead), manes (who are often in the form of shadows), and succubus (beautiful women with bat wings).
Orcus has a humanoid shape, a goat head, bat wings, goat legs, and a dragon tail.
www.dragon-warrior.com /Bestiary/demon.shtml   (475 words)

  
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Obviously, since Pazuzu is not contending for planes as Orcus and Demogorgon are, then that may solve the discrepency in the statements made in the first Monster Manual.
Obviously, ones that are mentioned are mythology need lots of expanding, and ones that are obscure may be tied into the brainstorming that you did (such as what I have done in a few of the demons below).
He mainly gathers the dead for Orcus' legions, and is not directly involved with the conduct of marshalling and waging wars in the abyss.
rivendell.fortunecity.com /cromwell/977/monsters/demons.txt   (8885 words)

  
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Obviously, since Pazuzu is not contending for planes as Orcus and Demogorgon are, then that may solve the discrepency in the statements made in the first Monster Manual.
Obviously, ones that are mentioned are mythology need lots of expanding, and ones that are obscure may be tied into the brainstorming that you did (such as what I have done in a few of the demons below).
He mainly gathers the dead for Orcus' legions, and is not directly involved with the conduct of marshalling and waging wars in the abyss.
members.fortunecity.com /krazy1/demons.htm   (8885 words)

  
 Hades - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
In Roman mythology, an entrance to the underworld located at Avernus, a crater near Cumae, was the route Aeneas used to descend to the Underworld.
In Greek mythology, Hades (the "unseen"), the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
In the anime Saint Seiya which is inspired in greek mythology Seiya and his friends have to save Athena from the army of Hades consisted of 108 spectres wearing sapuris, Hades is guarded by the god twins Hypnos and Thanatos.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Hades   (3175 words)

  
 HADES
Those who devote their lives to the Hellenic God Hades or Orcus, are called to help people in mourning and console them, offering support to those who claim they don't need it.
Hades (Orcus) is one of the important deities of the Hellenic pantheon if your life is coming to an end.
Orcus, sent out servants to punish those who have broken their oaths.
www.paganinstitute.org /T/t-hades_essay.html   (2949 words)

  
 Ancient Mythology - Jason Gallicchio
Hades or Pluto (Orcus or Dis)—God of the dead.—His kingdom was the region reserved for the sould who did not deserve punishment or reward upon death.
Each had her separate duty to perform: Clotho spun the thread of life; Lachesis fixed the length of the thread as she held it; and Atropos cut the thread with her shears when the span of life was done.
In Roman mythology, the Fates were also known as the Parcae.
frank.harvard.edu /~jason/mythology.html   (3245 words)

  
 Orcus - www.nettkatalogen.no nettsøk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ORCUS is voortgekomen uit een groepje van vier fanatieke Dungeon & Dragons spelende vrienden.
Orcus war in der römischen Mythologie einer der Namen f¼r den Gott der Unterwelt.
Mit Orcus wird seine böse, bestrafende Seite bezeichnet, der Gott, der...
www.nettkatalogen.no /default.asp?cmd=msn&form=FREEWS&msnsok=orcus   (217 words)

  
 The seals and killer whales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ORCUS, in Roman mythology, is "the god of the underworld" (Encyclopedic Dictionary).
The similarities between "Orcus" and "Orca"are unmistakable, not only in the spelling of the names but also in the characteristics of the Killer Whale as a type of "the god of the underworld." What Satan is planning to do will be like a raging Killer Whale seeking to attack a colony of seals.
These are the discoveries made in studying Orca the Killer Whale as a prophetic type of Orcus, the god of the underworld.
www.onlinethoughts.com /Prophesies/seals_and_killer_whales.htm   (1188 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Pluto, in Greek religion and mythology (Ancient Religion) - Encyclopedia
Pluto, in Greek religion and mythology, god of the underworld, son of Kronos and Rhea; also called Hades.
After the fall of the Titans, Pluto and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon divided the universe, and Pluto was awarded everything underground.
Not only a god of the dead, he is identified as a god of the earth's fertility.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Pluto2.html   (214 words)

  
 David 'Lightfinger' West's Home Page
In this world, Lolth is not a rival to Orcus, but is one of his primary agents of destruction and chaos.
Again, in our own mythology, tritons were always considered the agents of Neptune and nothing different has occurred on Jil-Trath to dispel that original notion.
Tanarri are agents of Crius, Saturn, Orcus, Mars, and Coeus.
members.cox.net /~lightfinger/west/dnd/add_rel.htm   (1452 words)

  
 The astrology of Sedna
The mythology of Sedna is a bit of a shocker, and would have to get an "R" rating if it were ever to be made into a film.
Sedna is a major figure in Inuit mythology, the goddess of the ocean, but she came from as dysfunctional a family as you would never want to be a member of.
In mythology Sedna is the Goddess of the Victim, so the astrological interpretation of Sedna has a clear starting spot, betrayal and victimization.
www.karmastrology.com /NewPlanets/Sedna.shtml   (698 words)

  
 Orc - meaning of word
Tolkien in his fictional stories of Middle-earth as the name of a race (fantasy) of creatures that are often used by evil forces as soldiers.
The name "Orcus" seems to have been given to his evil and punishing side, as the god who tormented evildoers in the afterlife.
Like the name Hades (or the Norse Mythology Hel (goddess), for that matter), "Orcus" could also mean the land of the dead.
wordsonline.org /Orc   (2958 words)

  
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Orcus was a name used by Roman writers to identify a  HYPERLINK "http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=12v3gsixxtn1s?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Gaul&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b" \t "_top" Gaulish god of the underworld.
In this context, he typically is shown as having the head and legs of a ram, a bloated body, bat-like wings and a long tail.
One of his most identifiable symbols is the Wand of Orcus, a skull-topped wand with the power to slay any living being.
www.user.dccnet.com /mcote/files/orcus.doc   (349 words)

  
 Latin 1 - Mythology - Underworld - Thanatos
Latin 1 - Mythology - Underworld - Thanatos
hanatos (Orcus), sometimes known as Mors, was the personification of death itself.
Hercules once defeated Thanatos in a wrestling match and thus saved the life of Queen Alcestis as a favor to her husband and his friend, King Admetus.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/1deities/underworld/thanatos.htm   (286 words)

  
 oligarch
Therefore, Ixion is bound to a burning wheel for all eternity in Tartarus.
"Orcus" is the Roman god of the underworld and is equivalent to the Greek Pluto.
"Charon" (pronounced Karon) in Greek mythology is the Ferryman for the dead.
members.aol.com /CacophonyOfLight/oligarch.html   (997 words)

  
 Chiron and Friends - What's Out Past Pluto?
Orcus was a name used by Roman writers to identify a Gaulish god of the underworld.
In Greek mythology, Deucalion, or Deuk�lion ("new-wine sailor") was the son of Prometheus and Clymene or Celaeno.
In Inuit mythology, Sedna is a sea goddess and master of the animals, especially mammals such as seals, of the ocean.
www.zanestein.com /Trans-pluto.htm   (8547 words)

  
 Amazon.com: orcus: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Controlled photomosaic of the MTM 20197 quadrangle, Orcus Patera Region of Mars (SuDoc I 19.91:I-2406) by U.S. Geological Survey (Unknown Binding - 1995)
Controlled photomosaic of the MTM 20192 quadrangle, Orcus Patera Region of Mars (SuDoc I 19.91:I-2405) by U.S. Geological Survey (Unknown Binding - 1995)
Revolution in Orcus, and the establishment of a Democratic republic headed by the hero of a thousand fights: An epic by L. R Keen (Unknown Binding - 1848)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=orcus&index=books&page=1   (928 words)

  
 Orc - Gurupedia
Orcus, in Roman mythology, was an alternative name for Pluto,
Hades, or Dis Pater, god of the land of the dead.
Unlike the medieval sea beast, or Tolkien's humanoid monster, his Orc is a positive figure, the embodiment of creative passion and energy, and stands opposed to Urizen, the embodiment of reason.
www.gurupedia.com /o/or/orc.htm   (1303 words)

  
 Roman Mythology Clipart ETC
He was the son of Juno, and as father of Romulus was the traditional founder of the Roman race.
Mercury with caduceus "Mercury, with his caduceus, summons the souls of the departed from Orcus, or the low world, as in the case of Protesilaus, for example, who obtained permission from Pluto and Proserpina to visit for a short period the regions of light." — Anthon, 1891
Minerva with aegis "According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amalthea, which has suckled him in his infancy.
etc.usf.edu /clipart/galleries/Arts/roman_mythology.htm   (814 words)

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