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The study of human beings and human ancestors through time. Focuses on relation to physical characteristics, environmental effects, social relations and culture. The science of humans.

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Pan, in Greek religion and mythology, is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, as well as the companion of the nymphs. He ...


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In Greek mythology, Aeolus was king of the winds, keeper of the Anemoi, master of the seasonal winds.


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In Greek mythology, Circe was a minor goddess of magic, not to be confused with Hecate. Jason and Medea sought out Circe on their return from the Quest for the Golden Fleece.

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A virtual private network (VPN) is a secure network that uses primarily public telecommunication infrastructures, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling ...


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(Variants Abrasax, Abraxis) Occult theonym used in Graeco-Oriental gnosticism. In Greek values, the letters add up to 365, corresponding thus to the number of days in the year. ...


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(Basque, ‘young bull’) Evil spirit in the shape of a bull which, the Basques believe, leaves its cave on stormy nights, and which may often assume human form. Under the name Etsai ...


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(Hebrew, ‘downfall’, ‘ruin’) In the Old Testament, the word refers to the underworld, the place of destruction (e.g. Job 26: 2; 28: 22). In the Apocalypse, it means the angel of ...