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God

(Encyclopedia) God, divinity of the three great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as many other world religions. See also religion and articles on…

Brewer's: Gods

BRITONS. The gods of the ancient Britons. Taramis (the father of the gods and master of thunder), Teutates (patron of commerce and inventor of letters), Esus (god of war), Belinus (=…

Unknown Soldier, Tomb of the

(Encyclopedia) Unknown Soldier, Tomb of the, form of memorial to a nation's war dead, adopted by many countries after World War I. The Tomb of the Unknowns, a memorial to…

Emma

Director/Writer: Douglas McGrath Director of Photography: Ian Wilson Editor: Lesley Walker Production Designer: Michael Howells Producers: Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft…

sun god

(Encyclopedia) sun god: see sun worship .

act of God

(Encyclopedia) act of God, in law, an accident caused by the operation of extraordinary natural force. The effect of ordinary natural causes (e.g., that rain will leak through a…

truce of God

(Encyclopedia) truce of God, in the Middle Ages, an attempt by the Catholic church to limit private warfare between feudal lords. It is related to the peace of God, which exempted…

Garden of the Gods

(Encyclopedia) Garden of the Gods, park, 770 acres (312 hectares), central Colo., near Colorado Springs; noted for its unusual, multicolored rock formations. Narrow-crested sandstone…