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Aeacus

Aeacus was a mythological king of the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. Aeacus was the son of Zeus by Aegina, a daughter of the river-god Asopus, thus, brother of Damocrateia. In some accounts, his mother was Europa and thus possible brother to Minos and Sarpedon, he was the father of Peleus and Phocus and was the grandfather of the Trojan war warriors Achilles and Telemonian Ajax. In some accounts, Aeacus had a daughter called Alcimache. Aeacus’ sons Peleus and Telamon were jealous of Phocus and killed him; when Aeacus learned about the murder, he exiled Telamon. Aeacus was born on the island of Oenone or Oenopia, where Aegina had been carried by Zeus to secure her from the anger of her parents; some traditions related that, at the time when Aeacus was born, Aegina was not yet inhabited, that Zeus either changed the ants of the island into the men over whom Aeacus ruled, or he made the men grow up out of the earth. Ovid, on the other hand, supposed that the island was not uninhabited at the time of the birth of Aeacus, instead stating that during the reign of Aeacus, jealous of Aegina, ravaged the island bearing the name of the latter by sending a plague or a fearful dragon into it, by which nearly all its inhabitants were carried off.

Afterward, Zeus restored the population by changing the ants into men. These legends seem to be a mythical account of the colonization of Aegina, which seems to have been inhabited by Pelasgians, afterwards received colonists from Phthiotis, the seat of the Myrmidons, from Phlius on the Asopus. While he reigned in Aegina, Aeacus was renowned in all Greece for his justice and piety, was called upon to settle disputes not only among men, but among the gods themselves, he was such a favourite with the latter, that when Greece was visited by a drought as a consequence of a murder, committed, the oracle of Delphi declared that the calamity would not cease unless Aeacus prayed to the gods to end it. Aeacus prayed, as a result, the drought ceased. Aeacus demonstrated his gratitude by erecting a temple to Zeus Panhellenius on Mount Panhellenion, afterward, the Aeginetans built a sanctuary on their island called Aeaceum, a square temple enclosed by walls of white marble. Aeacus was believed in times to be buried under the altar of this sacred enclosure.

A legend preserved in Pindar relates that Apollo and Poseidon took Aeacus as their assistant in building the walls of Troy. When the work was completed, three dragons rushed against the wall, though the two that attacked the sections of the wall built by the gods fell down dead, the third forced its way into the city through the portion of the wall built by Aeacus. Thereafter, Apollo prophesied that Troy would fall at the hands of Aeacus's descendants, the Aeacidae. Aeacus was believed by the Aeginetans to have surrounded their island with high cliffs in order to protect it against pirates. Several other incidents connected to the story of Aeacus are mentioned by Ovid. By Endeïs Aeacus had two sons and Peleus, by Psamathe a son, whom he preferred to the former two sons, both of whom conspired to kill Phocus during a contest, subsequently fled from their native island. After his death, Aeacus became one of the three judges in Hades and, according to Plato, was concerned with the shades of Europeans upon their arrival to the underworld.

In works of art he was depicted bearing the keys of Hades. Aeacus had sanctuaries in both Athens and in Aegina, the Aeginetans regarded him as the tutelary deity of their island by celebrating the Aeacea in his honor. In The Frogs by Aristophanes, Dionysus proclaims himself to be Heracles. Aeacus, lamenting the fact that Heracles had stolen Cerberus, sentences Dionysus to Acheron to be tormented by the hounds of Cocytus, the Echidna, the Tartesian eel, Tithrasian Gorgons. Alexander the Great traced his ancestry through his mother to Aeacus; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Aeacus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Halmstad (Niklas angÄende Niklas)

Halmstad is the fifth album by Shining. It was released by Osmose Productions on 16 April 2007. A black LP edition was limited to 500 copies. Several lines by Christina Ricci from the movie Prozac Nation were sampled in this album. Track 5 is an arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". Track 1 starts with the beginning verses of "Antigonish", an 1889 poem by William Hughes Mearns: Niklas Kvarforthvocals Fredric Gråby – guitar Peter Huss – guitar Johan Hallander – bass Ludwig Wittdrums Marcus Pålsson – grand piano on "Åttiosextusenfyrahundra" Ynas Lindskog – lyrics on "Låt oss ta allt från varandra"

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch designed and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It was announced on August 28, 2014, as the successor to the Samsung Gear 2 and was released on November 7, 2014; the smartwatch can be modified to run Android 5.1.1 or android wear 6.0.1 Its successor, the Samsung Gear S2, was released on October 2, 2015. Support extends to at least the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running android 7.1.1. The Gear S is similar to older versions of the Samsung Galaxy Gear although it does come with some new additions; the Samsung Gear S has a curved 2.0 inch Super AMOLED screen at 360×480 pixels. It runs the Tizen operating system; as with the Galaxy Gear 2, the Gear S includes 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage as well as a 300 mAh Li-ion battery. Using a 3G module the watch itself is able to connect to the Internet, make phone calls and send SMSs without needing a phone, it was the first wearable device to include Bluetooth and 3G connectivity. Android Wear Apple Watch Microsoft Band Pebble BMW ConnectedDrive for Samsung Gear S