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Ambrosia

In the ancient Greek myths, ambrosia is the food or drink of the Greek gods depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whomever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves and served by either Hebe or Ganymede at the heavenly feast. Ambrosia is sometimes depicted in ancient art as distributed by a nymph labeled with that name and a nurse of Dionysus. In the myth of Lycurgus, the king attacked Ambrosia and Dionysus' entourage, causing the god to drive Lycurgus insane. Ambrosia is closely related to the gods' other form of sustenance, nectar; the two terms may not have been distinguished. On the other hand, in Alcman, nectar is the food, in Sappho and Anaxandrides, ambrosia is the drink. A character in Aristophanes' Knights says, "I dreamed the goddess poured ambrosia over your head—out of a ladle." Both descriptions could be correct. The consumption of ambrosia was reserved for divine beings. Upon his assumption into immortality on Olympus, Heracles is given ambrosia by Athena, while the hero Tydeus is denied the same thing when the goddess discovers him eating human brains.

In one version of the myth of Tantalus, part of Tantalus' crime is that after tasting ambrosia himself, he attempts to steal some away to give to other mortals. Those who consume ambrosia had not blood in their veins, but ichor, the blood of immortals. Both nectar and ambrosia are fragrant, may be used as perfume: in the Odyssey Menelaus and his men are disguised as seals in untanned seal skins, "...and the deadly smell of the seal skins vexed us sore. Homer speaks of ambrosial raiment, ambrosial locks of hair the gods' ambrosial sandals. Among writers, ambrosia has been so used with generic meanings of "delightful liquid" that such late writers as Athenaeus and Dioscurides employ it as a technical terms in contexts of cookery and botany. Pliny used the term in connection with different plants. Additionally, some modern ethnomycologists, such as Danny Staples, identify ambrosia with the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria: "...it was the food of the gods, their ambrosia, nectar was the pressed sap of its juices", Staples asserts.

W. H. Roscher thinks that both nectar and ambrosia were kinds of honey, in which case their power of conferring immortality would be due to the supposed healing and cleansing powers of honey, in fact anti-septic, because fermented honey preceded wine as an entheogen in the Aegean world; the concept of an immortality drink is attested in at least two Indo-European areas: Greek and Sanskrit. The Greek ἀμβροσία is semantically linked to the Sanskrit अमृत as both words denote a drink or food that gods use to achieve immortality; the two words appear to be derived from the same Indo-European form *ṇ-mṛ-tós, "un-dying". A semantically similar etymology exists for nectar, the beverage of the gods presumed to be a compound of the PIE roots *nek-, "death", -*tar, "overcoming". In one version of the story of the birth of Achilles, Thetis anoints the infant with ambrosia and passes the child through the fire to make him immortal but Peleus, stops her, leaving only his heel unimmortalised. In the Iliad xvi, Apollo washes the black blood from the corpse of Sarpedon and anoints it with ambrosia, readying it for its dreamlike return to Sarpedon's native Lycia.

Thetis anoints the corpse of Patroclus in order to preserve it. Ambrosia and nectar are depicted as unguents. In the Odyssey, Calypso is described as having "spread a table with ambrosia and set it by Hermes, mixed the rosy-red nectar." It is ambiguous whether he means the ambrosia itself is rosy-red, or if he is describing a rosy-red nectar Hermes drinks along with the ambrosia. Circe mentions to Odysseus that a flock of doves are the bringers of ambrosia to Olympus. In the Odyssey, Polyphemus likens the wine given to him by Odysseus to nectar. One of the impieties of Tantalus, according to Pindar, was that he offered to his guests the ambrosia of the Deathless Ones, a theft akin to that of Prometheus, Karl Kerenyi noted. In the Homeric hymn to Aphrodite, the goddess uses "ambrosial bridal oil that she had ready perfumed." In the story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius, Psyche is given ambrosia upon her completion of the quests set by Venus and her acceptance on Olympus. After she partakes and Cupid are wed as gods.

Some ancient Egyptian statues of Anubis read,"... I am death... I eat ambrosia and drink blood..." which hints that ambrosia is a food of some sort. In the Aeneid, Aeneas encounters his mother in an alternate, or illusory form; when she became her godly form "Her hair's ambrosia breathed a holy fragrance." Lycurgus, king of Thrace, forbade the cult of Dionysus, whom he drove from Thrace, attacked the gods' entourage when they celebrated the god. Among them was Ambrosia, who turned herself

Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport

Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport known as Craig Municipal Airport, is a public airport located eight miles east of the central business district of Jacksonville, in Duval County, United States. It is owned by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority; this mid-sized general aviation airport handles personal aircraft and small commuter planes. The entrance is located along St. Johns Bluff Road north of Atlantic Boulevard, although it borders Atlantic Blvd to the south; the airport handles 400-500 aircraft operations daily. It served as a joint civil-military airport hosting an Army Aviation Support Facility and helicopter units of the Florida Army National Guard prior to their relocation to nearby Cecil Field following the latter facility's inactivation as a naval air station in 1999; the United States Navy's Blue Angels performed their first airshow at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport on June 15, 1946. Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport covers an area of 1,432 acres which contains two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 measuring 4,004 x 120 ft and 14/32 measuring 4,008 x 120 ft.

Runway 5/23 was repaved during the summer of 2011. In addition to filling cracks and adding a 120- x 150-foot blast pad, the entire runway was surfed with a 0.5-inch leveling course and a 1.5 inch Superpave surface course. In January 2012, the paving project was awarded the inaugural Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award by the National Asphalt Pavement Association, recognizing it as the highest quality airport asphalt pavement project completed during 2011. For the 12-month period ending October 20, 1999, the airport had 158,769 aircraft operations, an average of 434 per day: 86% general aviation, 9% military and 5% air taxi. There are 319 aircraft based at this airport: 57% single-engine, 27% multi-engine, 7% helicopter, 6% military and 4% jet; the airport has 2 FBOs on Craig Air Center and Sky Harbor Aviation. Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport page at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority website "Craig Municipal Airport". Brochure from CFASPP FAA Airport Diagram, effective February 27, 2020 FAA Terminal Procedures for CRG, effective February 27, 2020 Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for CRG AirNav airport information for KCRG ASN accident history for CRG FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Del Valle Independent School District

Del Valle Independent School District is a public school district in the Del Valle community area of unincorporated Travis County, Texas. The school district serves much of southeast Travis County. Incorporated communities in the district include Creedmoor, most of Mustang Ridge, parts of Austin; the Garfield census-designated place and the unincorporated communities of Elroy, Hornsby Bend, Pilot Knob lie within the district. As of 2013 DVISD covers 38.2 square miles of land within the City of Austin, making up 12% of the city's territory. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency; the facilities of the Colorado Common School District Number 36 were at the intersection of U. S. Highway 183 and Texas State Highway 71. In 1952 the City of Austin annexed about one third of the district territory, including Montopolis and the property of the Austin Country Club. Since the existing school buildings were located on that property, the district needed to find a new location for its schools.

Popham Elementary School opened across from Bergstrom Air Force Base. At the time the district taught grades one through eight. High school students attended the Austin Independent School District. In 1954 the school district annexed the Dry Creek School District; the district annexed the Pilot Knob districts in 1956. During that year, Del Valle Junior-Senior High School, serving grades seven through ten, opened. Grade 11 appeared in 1957, grade 12 appeared in 1958. In 1958 the sports stadium, Cardinal Field, opened followed by a field house in 1962. A building program passed in the 1959-1960 school year lead to the opening of a new junior high school; the Elroy Common School District merged into the Colorado common school district in 1961, forming the largest common school district in the state. In April 1963 the school district changed its name to the Del Valle Independent #910. In September 1966 the district annexed the Creedmoor Common School District #41. In 1967 the Hornsby-Dunlap Common School District was annexed.

Smith Elementary School and a new middle school opened on the site of the Del Valle High School campus in 1972. In the 1981-1982 school year Hillcrest Elementary opened. Baty opened as a result of a bond program in 1984; when the City of Austin wanted to build Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in an area that housed Del Valle's high school and three elementary schools, voters approved a $38.1 million bond to build the schools in a new location. Baty Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Popham Elementary, Del Valle High School moved. Superintendent Bernard Blanchard retired in 2011. Del Valle High School Del Valle Opportunity Center Del Valle Middle School John P. Ojeda Middle School Dailey Middle School Baty Elementary National Blue Ribbon School in 2000-01 Creedmoor Elementary Del Valle Elementary Hillcrest Elementary National Blue Ribbon School in 1998-99 Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary Popham Elementary Smith Elementary National Blue Ribbon School in 1996-97 Joseph Gilbert Elementary School Newton Collins Elementary School Its administrative headquarters is in the Edward A. Neal Administration Building, named for a superintendent who held the post for 27 years until 1998.

Del Valle Independent School District