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Changing gears from the brain to the pancreas (half the LLHF’s mission is devoted to diabetes), Alberto Hayek and C. King from the Whittier Institute for Diabetes described efforts to derive populations of insulin-producing beta cells, suitable for transplant, from stem cells and other sources.
They propose that NF-kappaB (the no-brainer go-to candidate transcription factor for inflammatory responses) is activated by phosphorylation of FOXO (a key transcription factor in an evolutionarily ancient longevity assurance pathway), which increases with age.
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Christians adopted the Ouroboros as a symbol of the limited confines of this world (that there is an "outside" being implied by the demarcation of an inside), and the self-consuming transitory nature of a mere this-worldly existence (following in the footsteps of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes).
The Ouroboros is very integral to the fictional organization known as the Millennium Group from the television program Millennium in which they have adopted the symbol to represent them, serving as a sign in their belief of the beginning and the end and can commonly be seen in things of their dealings.
Ouroboros is the name of the 34th episode the American science fiction series Andromeda (first aired February 2, 2002), as well as the 20th episode of the Canadian/South African science ficton series Charlie Jade.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Ouroboros.php   (2455 words)

 About the Ouroborous
The Ouroboros is a symbol of renewal, infinity, and the Eternal Return (as in Neitzsche's philosophy and Poincaré's recurrence theorem for systems with finite and bounded phase space).
In mythology, the Ouroboros is any image of a snake, worm, serpent, or dragon biting its own tail.
The Greeks called it the Ouroboros, which means "Tail Eater." Generally taking on a circular form, the symbol is representative of many broad concepts.
www.millenniumdesktop.co.uk /html/mduk2_ouroboros.htm   (346 words)

 Sword & Sorcery - your resource for fiction, interviews, articles, information and more
I would love to tell you that E. Eddison’s novel The Worm Ouroboros was a runaway sensation when it first appeared, and that its style that went so strongly against the grain of current writing struck a responsive chord with millions of readers.
The Worm Ouroboros, for all its elaborate language drawn from the stage of William Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd, and John Marsten, echoes through all the heroic fantasy that followed it.
The mustered armies of the two nations fight titanic battles on land and sea; swords swing and blood flows in gushing rivers while conspiracies between the nobles and their consorts brew within the stone walls of the castles of Carcë, Galing, and Owlswick.
www.swordandsorcery.org /wormouroboros.htm   (3004 words)

 Word Worms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Technically, the folded worms corresponding to two-letter words are also Ouroboros worms, since they bite their own tails; however, I prefer to reserve the term Ouroboros for those worms which only bite their tail, not fold as well.
The most interesting, perhaps, is the non-planar Ouroboros worm, one that is not confined to a single plane in -dimensional space, as all three-letter Ouroboros worms must be.
And, for the first time, one must be on the lookout for worms that intersect themselves at isolated points other than their tails--say, at the end of one line where it joins the next, or even in the middle of a line.
wordways.com /worms.htm   (2123 words)

 Spira Solaris and the Universal Ouroboros. Spira Solaris Archytas-Mirabilis VI
Spira Solaris Archytas-Mirabilis VI n general, if not universal terms, the Ouroboros may be defined as a self-sustaining, tail-eating snake, but it is clear that there is far more to the matter than this, for the concept is almost global in its distribution and evidently has far deeper meanings in many cultures.
Here the speculation concerning the Ouroboros extends to embrace the philosopher's Stone, with the intriguing suggestion that the two are in a special relationship, one that points again to the subject of Alchemy.
When this union has taken place, the two bring forth a third namely, an earth-like substance, which is the principle of our seed, of its first source, so that it can shew an ancestry, and from which three the elements, such as water, air, and earth, take their origin.
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 fUSION Anomaly. Ouroboros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ouroboros (or Uroboros) is the symbolic rendition of the eternal principles presented in the Emerald Tablet.
Sun." In Greek terminology, the Ouroboros was the Aion, which Herakleitos likened to a child at play.
The Ouroboros can be traced back to the Greek philosophers who used it as a symbol of their understanding of the nature of
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Dracunculus Medinensis, aka the "Guinea worm" and the "Medina worm" is a parasite endemic to tropical areas.
When she is ready to lay her eggs, she burrows to the surface and releases a toxin that forms a blister, through which she then emerges.
The traditional method for extracting the Dragon worm was to wind it around a stick as it emerged.
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 Knotted Word Worms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One possible method for finding a knotted worm would be to simply take medium-size texts (say, all the poems of a certain author) and look for ones that are knotted (and also closed).
The actual worm is shown on the left, with the end of each word marked by a small sphere.
Two such strings were found: CRY IDS WOE (the only 3-3-3 knotted worm in the Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary) and DIN ROE LYS.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros, though largely a product of the time it was written, reflects a definite caste/aristocracy system and a romantic notion of war.
The Worm Ouroboros is not a book you can expect to read quickly over a couple of days; it is a book whose story and the prose which tells it must be savoured slowly, so rich is it in everything heroic fantasy is meant to be.
Admittedly, The Worm Ouroboros is perhaps a bit overwhelming for a novice fantasy reader, but certainly reading it before one becomes ingrained in the post-Tolkien fantasy paradigm may leave one a bit more conscious to what heights the genre has reached and hopefully can reach again.
www.sfsite.com /07b/wo85.htm   (2087 words)

 The Worm Ouroboros Index
The Worm Ourorobos is second only to the Lord of the Rings in the pantheon of 20th century English fantasy.
The Worm Ourorbos was originally published in a very limited and now very rare edition in 1922 (a used first edition recently listed for $3,750).
To be accurate, Tolkien also pointed out that his work was not derivative from Eddison, had some pointed criticism of the ad-hoc nature of the the languages and geography of the Worm Ouroboros, and disliked most of the characters except for Lord Gro.
www.sacred-texts.com /ring/two/index.htm   (356 words)

 The worm Ouroboros a romance; by E. R. Eddison | LibraryThing
The worm Ouroboros a romance; by E. Eddison
When J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E.R. Eddison's classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros.
Set on a distant planet of spectacular beauty and peopled by Lords and Kings, mighty warriors and raven-haired temptresses, Eddison's extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour.
www.librarything.com /work/24498   (216 words)

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At the clash the two champions advanced and clasped one another with their strong arms, each with his right arm below and left arm above the other's shoulder, until the flesh shrank beneath the might of their arms that were as brazen bands.
Two candles burned at the head of King Gorice and two at his feet; and the night wind blowing through the crannies of the booth made them flare and flicker, so that shadows danced unceasingly on the wall and roof and floor.
Still sailed they two days and two nights, and on the third day there was land ahead, and morning rose abated by mist and cloud, and the sun was as a ball of red fire over Witchland in the east.
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 Dani Zweig's Belated Reviews #19: E.R. Eddison
For most purposes, two of Eddison's works matter, "The Worm Ouroboros", published in 1926 (I've seen 1922 listed), and the Zimiamvian trilogy, written over the two decades that followed.
Eddison was drunk on the English language, and produced a florid, elaborate, somewhat archaic prose, with many long passages and (he hated to see one of his sentences come to an end) relatively few periods.
The main hero of the trilogy is Lessingham -- who appears briefly in "The Worm Ouroboros" as the dreamer.
www-users.cs.york.ac.uk /~susan/sf/dani/019.htm   (800 words)

 The serpent
In Greek mythology Zeus freed two eagles which met at the centre of the world, sometimes called the navel of the earth, which is guarded by a snake called Pytho.
Chinese mythology maintained that the world was surrounded by two entwined snakes, which symbolized the power and wisdom of the creator.
The 28th degree of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, the Knight of the Sun (Prince Adept), incorporates the Worm Ouroboros (the dragon, or serpent, holding his own tail in his mouth), into its iconography, representing the immortal and eternal principle as well as both love and wisdom.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /symbolism/serpent.html   (943 words)

 Religious paths
Conclusive evidence points to two separate systems taught at the same time throughout most if not all of this temple.
In the biographical references to the viziers and judges, there are almost no references to them being taught any form of magic, or practicing with a group that did even though they were taught at the Temple of Thoth.
The two best known centers of Egypt of this path are the temples of Horus at Edfu, and Hathor at Denderah, located on either side of Thebes.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Worm Ouroboros (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks): Books: E.R. Eddison
What makes The Worm Ourobouros a classic fantasy is, quite simply, that it has some of the best battle scenes, some of the more terrifying scenes of magic and some of the most tender love scenes that the genre has ever achieved--it is nice to have it back again.
E.R.Eddison's master-work, the Worm Ouroboros, is without peer; but the heady and voluptuous beauty of his rich prose, alas, shall find few readers able to admire it.
The worm ouroborous itself, the snake which eats its own tail, has its origins in ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as many parallels in European, Chinese and Indian cultures, but for Eddison, its function is almost entirely symbolic.
www.amazon.co.uk /Worm-Ouroboros-Millennium-Fantasy-Masterworks/dp/1857989937   (2024 words)

 Maria Lectrix
The Worm Ouroboros continues, as our brave mountain climbers find their way up that holy mountain set apart by fate — Koshtra Belorn.
This is pretty much a “comedy relief” chapter, in which the two Native American characters further their romance, and the Girl takes some pretty comical measures to get ready for her dinner guest.
The Girl’s cabin is also described, which is interesting both as a description of a woman’s belongings in the Old West and as set design.
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 Trout: Woodpulp Web: Big Boots and Blasters
The Worm Ouroboros (the wurm that devoureth his own tail) is one of the first genuine fantasy novels of modern times.
The Worm is a story with a plot that makes the Iliad look like a scrap in a pub car park, and characterisation which leaves Tolkien's Companions on a par with Bill and Ben.
After that, all that is left is the sting in the tale, the tail of the Worm Ouroboros, the wurm that devoureth its own tail, that makes you want to turn back to Chapter 2 and start reading it all over again.
www.troutmag.clara.net /ourob.html   (980 words)

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Dracunculus Medinensis, aka the "Guinea worm" and the "Medina worm" is a parasite endemic to tropical areas.
When she is ready to lay her eggs, she burrows to the surface and releases a toxin that forms a blister, through which she then emerges.
The traditional method for extracting the Dragon worm was to wind it around a stick as it emerged.
sff.net /people/Fabim/WOWarchive.html   (322 words)

 Operation Fantast (New Series) 4 - Page 3 - Titus Groan, an Appreciation - M.D. David H. Keller
This dictum is well illustrated in "The Worm Ouroboros." It took Eddison 30 years to write this remarkable fantasy.
The persons living in it and around the Castle are the descendants of seventy-six generations of nobility and peasant and during all that time they have been completely out of touch with the world.
Those who fail have their efforts destroyed; those who succeed walk in glory during every second full moon, proud that their work is honored by being placed in some Hall of Fame, not realizing that no one visits the hall and lingers over the beauty of their masterpiece.
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 Amazon.com: The Worm Ouroboros: Books: Eric Rucker Eddison,Keith Henderson
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When J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E.R. Eddison’s classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros.
Set on a distant planet of spectacular beauty and peopled by Lords and Kings, mighty warriors and raven-haired temptresses, Eddison’s extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour.
www.amazon.com /Worm-Ouroboros-Eric-Rucker-Eddison/dp/073510171X   (542 words)

 Into the Wardrobe :: Post a reply
Of course the first thing that comes to mind is that it is in some way related to Eddison's Worm Ouroboros, but I couldn't really find a connection.
If it was ourobor[b]a[/b]ndra it could be Greek and mean something like "a man that swallows himself from the back" but that doesn't help too much either.
If it was ouroborandra it could be Greek and mean something like "a man that swallows himself from the back" but that doesn't help too much either.
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 FireBlade Book Review: The Worm Ouroboros
This book does everything wrong; under no circumstances would it be published today, except perhaps as a self-published venture, and then it would be used as an example of why self-publishing is wrong.
The story starts with two great warriors wrestling for land, and continues on with those great warriors and their kin.
If there is a weakness in the tale, it is not the language, weird beginning, nor the pitiful ending, but the lack of any care for the common soldier lost like dice.
www.hoboes.com /html/FireBlade/Books/Ouroboros.shtml   (1043 words)

The Ouroboros on the title page should be in red and fl.
See my Worm Ouroboros page for what is missing.
ISBN 0735101396 - Attempts to be as faithful as possible to the original British edition (including art), which is nice, but in the process loses all the later introductions.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: The Worm Ouroboros (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading Series), ...
The Worm Ouroboros weaves strands from Norse saga, Greek myth, and Elizabethan drama together with magical adventure to produce one of the most eccentric masterpieces of English literature.
In the decades since its first publication in 1922, The Worm Ouroboros has become a touchstone for lovers of fantasy literature, influencing several generations of writers and treasured by readers who fall under its spell.
Eddison read excerpts from his stories-in-progress at meetings of the literary fellowship the Inklings, and both Tolkien and C. Lewis wrote appreciatively of his work.
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 Fantasy, Robert Ervin Howard, Eric Rucker Eddison, Conan the Barbarian
Howard had a mother fixation and when she lay on the death-bed in the year 1936 he killed himself.
In 1922 the english author Eric Rucker Eddison (1882-1945) published a novel by the name of "The Worm Ouroboros".
The story was about an english man (by the name of Lessingham) who is transefered to a secondary world (Mercurius is mentioned briefly).
www.edlin.org /sf/eng/oktober/2f3.html   (281 words)

 Mornington Crescent: Read any good books lately?
Raak: I think The Worm Ouroboros and the other three (which form a trilogy in themselves, but are only loosely connected with Ouroboros) are wonderful, so of course everyone else should press on and read them right through.
Bif: And it has to be said that the names chosen for the six major powers in TWO were, when all is said and done, poor choices that distract at first.
I think you've made two distinct judgments on the film - one personal one - 'disappointing' - and one 'absolute' one - 'tat' - but are now trying to sneak both views past under cover of them being personal opinion.
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 Science Fiction Weekly Interview
You've got to have a protagonist, and if you're interested in cultures, then the protagonist has to kind of represent that culture.
And that's essentially what I have to follow in these next two books--to find out who Tehanu is and what her job is.
The most embarrassing one was this nice, kind of plaintive letter I got from a guy who said, in Four Ways to Forgiveness, Werrell seems so different from Werrell--this planet in Planet of Exile.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue189/interview.html   (2598 words)

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