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Pall-bearers

The custom of appointing men of mark for pall-bearers, has come to us from the Romans. Julius Caesar had magistrates for his pall-bearers, Augustus Caesar had senators; Germanicus had tribu…

Club-bearer

(The). Periphe'tës, the robber of Argolis, is so called because he murdered his victims with an iron club. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Club-landClub…

Sixteenth Khanda

Sixteenth Khanda1. Man is sacrifice. His (first) twenty-four years are the morning-libation. The Gâyatrî has twenty-four syllables, the morning-libation is offered with Gâyatr&#…

Aragorn

Aragorn is a leader of the Fellowship of the Ring, the hardy group of heroes in the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Ally of the wizard Gandalf and guide to the ring-bearer Frodo…

Frodo Baggins

Frodo is the key figure in The Lord of the Rings, the fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien first published in 1954. Frodo is the adopted son of Bilbo Baggins, and both are hobbits: a race of short, plump…

Classical Mythology: The End of Heroes

The End of HeroesClassical MythologyAll's Not Fair in Love and War: The Fall of TroyThe Face That Launched a Thousand ShipsThe Final Battles: The Tenth Year of the WarThe End of Heroes The wa…

Seventeenth Khanda

Seventeenth Khanda1. Pragâpati brooded over the worlds, and from them thus brooded on he squeezed out the essences, Agni (fire) from the earth, Vayu (air) from the sky, Aditya (the sun) f…

Third Khanda

Third Khanda1. That man (conceived as uktha) is the sea, rising beyond the whole world. Whatever he reaches, he wishes to go beyond. If he reaches the sky, he wishes to go beyond.2. If he shou…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce EULOGYEVERLASTINGEVANGELIST -n. A bearer of good tidings, particularly (in a religious sense) such as assure us of our own salvation and the damnation of our neighbors. …

Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist and titular character of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit (originally titled The Hobbit, or There and Back Again). In Tolkien's "Middle Earth," Bilbo…