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  Porus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Porus was an Indian ruler who fought the battle of the Hydaspes River with Alexander the Great in 326 BC.
Porus was said to be '5 cubits tall', either the implausible 7 1/2 ft assuming an 18-inch cubit, or the more likely 6 ft if a 14-inch Macedonian cubit was meant.
The identification of Porus with figures in Indian records is uncertain; possibilities include Purushotthama, Parvataka, or Parvatesha.
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 Porus Definition / Porus Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Porus was an IndianThe Republic of India is a large country in South Asia, and one of only two countries in the world with a population of over one billion.
Porus is a rendering of the Indian Puru, the throne name of the ruler of the kingdom Paurava.
Porus is the son of Metis and husband of Penia (Poverty).
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 503 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Porus immediately despatched his son, with a select body of cavalry, to check the inarch of the invaders, while he himself followed with all his best troops.
Porus displayed much skill and judgment in the disposition of his forces, but his schemes were baffled by the superior generalship of his adversary, and his whole army at length thrown into con­fusion.
Hereupon Porus surrendered, and was conducted to the conqueror, of whom he proudly demanded to be treated in a manner Avorthy of a king.
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 Encyclopedia: Porus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Platos Symposium, Porus, or Poros, was the personification of expediency.
Cubit is the name for any one of many units of measure used by various ancient peoples, based on the distance between the tip of the middle finger and the elbow on an average person or a similar forearm-based measurement.
Purushotthama was the king of Kekaya (the land of the Puru tribe), one of the janapadas (kingdoms) that originated from Aryan settlements in India.
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 Porus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Porus was a Punjabi ruler who fought the battle of the Hydaspes River with Alexander the Great in 326 BC.
‘Like a king,’ Porus replied, ‘Everything is contained in the words “like a king”.‘ (Πάντα εν τω βασιλικώς ένεστι.) This answer so appealed to Alexander that he restored the captive to his realms, and Porus became a vassal.
Porus was said to be "5 cubits tall", either the implausible 7½ ft (2.3 m) assuming an 18-inch cubit, or the more likely 6 ft (1.8 m) if a 14-inch Macedonian cubit was meant.
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 wiki/Porus Definition / wiki/Porus Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Porus was a PunjabiPunjabi (sometimes spelled Panjabi) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
The identification of Porus with figures in Indian records is uncertain; possibilities include PurushotthamaPurushotthama was the king of Kekaya (the land of the Puru tribe), one of the mahajanapadas (kingdoms) that originated from Aryan settlements in India.
Although he was a Roman citizen, he spoke and wrote in Greek.
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 Porus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For the mythological figures, see (Click link for more info and facts about Porus (Greek mythology)) Porus (Greek mythology) and (Click link for more info and facts about Porus (Roman mythology)) Porus (Roman mythology).
Porus was said to be "5 cubits tall", either the implausible 7½ ft (2.3 m) assuming an 18-inch (An ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm) cubit, or the more likely 6 ft (1.8 m) if a 14-inch Macedonian cubit was meant.
The identification of Porus with figures in Indian records is uncertain; possibilities include (Click link for more info and facts about Purushotthama) Purushotthama, Parvataka, or Parvatesha.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Po/Porus.htm   (139 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Eros (god)
In Greek mythology, Eros was the god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity.
His Roman equivalent was Cupid, "desire", also known as Amor, "love".
In his ancient identification with Protogones and Phanes he was adorned represented as a bull, a serpent, a lion, and with the heads of a ram.
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 Eros (god)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Greek mythology, Eros was a god who was in charge of passionate and physical love, as well as a fertility god.
Eros was later the name given to the child of Aphrodite and either Ares or Hephaestus, or the son of Porus and Penia, or sometimes a son of Iris and Zephyrus.
This would be apt for the issue of a union between "Love" and either "War" or "Fire." In some myths, he is portrayed as mindful of the power he wields and even refusing the entreaties of his mother and other gods to interfere in the course of some mortals' lives.
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 Internet Book of Shadows: Greek and Roman Deities (Thomas Palmer)
Like Penia, he was said to always be in search of something, and like Porus, he always found a means of attaining his aims.
Lupercalia was his festival, during which his priests ran through the streets with leather straps and struck any women they met with them to bestow health and fertility.
THE LARES- Roman- Twin children of Mercury by the rape of Lara.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 896 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is related that, as Caesar was going to the senate-house on the fatal day, he said to Spurinna in jest, " Well, the Ides of March are come," upon which the seer replied, " Yes, they are come, but they are not past." (Val.
SPURINNA, VESTRI'TIUS, a Roman ge­neral, who played a distinguished part in the war of succession which followed the death of Nero.
Having espoused the cause of Otho, he received, along with Annius Gallus, the command of the forces upon the Po, destined to oppose the invasion of the Vitellians from the North.
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 Minor Greek Goddesses - Odyne through Tyche
In Orphic she was the "inescapable mother Rhea" who sat outside the house of Nyx beating a bronze drum and making sure all humans were paying attention the oracle of the goddess.
In more classical mythology the Titaness Tethys was the wife of her brother Oceanus and by him the mother of the 3000 Oceanids and of all the river gods.
She is Roman, not Greek, completely not Greek.
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 Greek Mythology: ENCYCLOPEDIA P-R   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
(Phaunos) A forest-god and attendant of Dionysus, the Greek equivalent of the Roman Faunus.
While Heracles was driving them off Pholus dropped one of Heracles poisoned arrows on his foot and died.
(Phorkys) An ancient Sea-God and ancestor of most of the monsters of mythology.
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 Mythology - By Realm Of Authority
Note: Mythology is not an exact science; reference sources give information which is conflicting, ambiguous, and incomplete.
In the course of time, there have been changes in deities' names (or spelling of the names), or area of authority (e.g., changing from a goddess of agriculture to a goddess of love), or geographical region in which the deities were honored, or details regarding appearance and adventures, or even gender.
Though these lists are more comprehensive than those of other books about mythology, please bear with the unavoidable limitations which occur in this text as in every text on the subject.
www.theorderoftime.com /politics/cemetery/stout/h/myth-aut.htm   (482 words)

  
 In Gog - They Trust?
Their incursions into Europe in large hordes caused migrations and displacements of populations on an enormous scale, and eventually broke up the Roman Empire.
These tribes were known vaguely to the Greeks and Romans as "Scythians", but that term does not help us very much, either ethnically or geographically.
If we could locate the iron barrier or iron gates referred to in Surah 18, verse 96, we should have a closer idea of the tribes whom the barrier was meant to keep out.
www.mustaqim.co.uk /ipb-archive/commonsense/14gog.htm   (4052 words)

  
 Porus (Roman mythology)
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 Porus
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 Search Tuna Report for Alexander the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
To Meet This Challenge From Alexander, Darius III Sent His Army Out To Crush This Upstart Greek, Only To Have Alexander Crush The Persian Army Instead At The Battle Of Granicus 334 BC....
Crossing The Hindu Kush He Descended Into The Indus River Valley 326 Where At The Jamnia River He Defeated King Porus And His Army-Though Turning Them Into Allies After All....
Although The Number Is Probably Widely Exaggerated, The Roman Historian Arrian Claimed That Three Quarters Of Alexander's Men Died During This Misadventure In The Desert....
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