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Anuket

Anuket was the ancient Egyptian goddess of the cataracts of the Nile and Lower Nubia in general, worshipped at Elephantine near the First Cataract. In Ancient Egyptian, she was known as Anaka, or Anqet, her name meant the "Clasper" or "Embracer". In Greek, this became Anoukis, sometimes spelled Anukis. In the interpretatio graeca, she was considered equivalent to Vesta. Anuket was depicted as a woman with a headdress of either reed or ostrich feathers She was depicted as holding a sceptre topped with an ankh, her sacred animal was the gazelle, she was shown suckling the pharaoh through the New Kingdom and became a goddess of lust in years. In periods, she was associated with the cowry the shell, which resembled the vagina, she was the daughter of Ra, but was always related to Satet in some way. For example, both goddesses were called the "Eye of Ra", along with Bastet and Sekhmet, they were both related in some way to the Uraeus. Anuket was part of a triad with the god Khnum, the goddess Satis, she may have been the sister of the goddess Satis or she may have been a junior consort to Khnum instead.

A temple dedicated to Anuket was erected on the Island of Seheil. Inscriptions show that a shrine or altar was dedicated to her at this site by the 13th Dynasty pharaoh Sobekhotep III. Much during the 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep II dedicated a chapel to the goddess. During the New Kingdom, Anuket's cult at Elephantine included a river procession of the goddess during the first month of Shemu. Inscriptions mention the processional festival of Anuket during this period. Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold and precious gifts into the river, in thanks to the goddess for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility; the taboo held in several parts of Egypt, against eating certain fish which were considered sacred, was lifted during this time, suggesting that a fish species of the Nile was a totem for Anuket and that they were consumed as part of the ritual of her major religious festival.

"Anoukis", Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. Vol. II, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878, p. 90. Valbelle, Dominique. Satis et Anoukis. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. ISBN 3-8053-0414-5

Human guise

A human disguise is a concept in fantasy, mythology, literary tradition and science fiction whereby non-human beings such as aliens, demons, monsters, Satan, or shapeshifters are disguised to seem human. Stories have depicted the deception as a means used to blend in with people, science fiction has used the dichotomy to raise questions about what it means to be human. In pagan religions, deities often took on the form of a human disguise for various tasks; the gods "of whom the minstrels sang" in Homer's Iliad watched the "human spectacle" as partisans, came down to Earth invisible or in human disguise to interfere, sometimes to protect their favorites from harm. Their human disguises sometimes extended to their getting hurt in conflicts. Zeus's human disguises have been compared to Plato's use of communicating through alternate characters as a means to express that the "essential philosophical nature is divine rather than human" and "cannot be represented without some element of human "disguise".

In the borderlands between religion and literature, Dunn in his study of the concept of incarnation notes that Greek gods appeared disguised as humans in Ovid's legend of Baucis and Philemon. In the Torah, angels only appeared to men in a human disguise, never without one. In the Old Testament apocryphal Book of Tobit, the Archangel Raphael takes on human disguise and the name of Azarias; the Book of Genesis tells of three angels visiting Abraham in human disguise, two visiting Lot in Sodom. Philosophy professor Peter Kreeft has asserted that when an angel wears its human disguise, human beings cannot penetrate the disguise due to the superior abilities angels possess. Child and Colles summarize: "The angels in the Old Testament were known to be messengers of God, sent to do his will invisible and mysterious, but sometimes coming without wings in the guise of men."St. Augustine and Christian scholars of that age agreed that the Devil could manipulate a person's senses to create illusions in the mind, constructing from particles of air fake human bodies that seemed quite real to those who saw them.

John Milton's poem Paradise Regained has Satan disguised as an old man. The Christian heresy of docetism held that Jesus was not a human but was, instead, a divine spirit in the guise of a human. Monsters like vampires and werewolves could purportedly take human form at certain times, lore gave advice as to how to detect or drive away these human creatures. Red Riding Hood's Wolf could disguise himself as her grandmother. Stories are told of mermaids walking in human form, such as Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, based on many such legends. Changelings are described in Western European folklore as a type of legendary creature, left in place of a human infant, for a variety of reasons, they are not able to mimic the human thus there are various ways to reveal them. Religions such as Hinduism and Native American beliefs have traditions whereby gods and spirits descend to earth in human form to help or hinder humanity. In native American myths "the sun and morning star seem free to take human form and roam the earth, seeking love and other adventures."

In Japanese mythology, kitsune, or legendary foxes take on a human disguise. Kitsune can replicate the exact appearance of a specific person. In medieval Japan, the belief that any beautiful women met alone at dusk was a kitsune was prevalent. In some legends, kitsune cannot transform, but maintain a tail or other foxlike characteristic such as long red hair; some kitsune in disguise prey on humans through sexual contact, much like the succubus. Other Japanese animals that can take human disguise include the bakeneko, Bake-danuki and jorōgumo. Japanese-speakers call the category of such shapeshifting creatures bakemono; the wandering stranger in Japanese folklore may turn out as a secret prince or as a priest... "And he can be an avowedly supernatural being, outside the human race. The Wardens of certain pools, for example, who are believed to be snakes, to be ready to lend lacquer cups and bowls to those who wish to borrow them for a party, are referred to as ijin. So are the uncanny yamabito or'mountain people', said to be seven or eight feet tall, to be covered with hair or leaves, to live deep in the mountains beyond human habitation.....

The Stranger is... possessed of powerful magic. Be careful therefore how you treat strangers...." Generically, a stranger "may as be a dangerous incarnation of the Devil as a messenger from God". Selkie, seals which can shed their skin and turn into humans, appear in Faroese, Icelandic and Scottish mythology, as well as in myths of the Chinook people, are the premise of the film The Secret of Roan Inish. Roland Mushat Frye discusses a common iconographic tradition of Satanic disguise as a "falsus frater, as an old Franciscan friar, or as a hermit with a rosary, as Botticelli represented him in his Sistine Chapel frescoes". In a study of multi-cultural literary traditions Quint traces examples of the recurring literary archetype of a disguised supernatural visitor: for example in Virgil's Aeneid and in Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata. Fiction

George Kitching

Major-General George Kitching CBE, DSO, CD was a senior Canadian Army officer who saw active service in World War II. George Kitching was born on 9 September 1910 in China, he died on 15 June 1999 in British Columbia, Canada. He was the guest of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld a couple of days before, he never recovered. Kitching got his military training at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom; the British Army gave him several postings including Singapore. In 1938 he resigned. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army, he was appointed to several position before attending Staff College, Camberley to become a senior officer. Again he held several positions at the staff of Headquarters 1st Canadian Division and Headquarters I Canadian Corps, before he got his first command in August 1942. Within a few months he was back at the Headquarters of the 1st Canadian Division for the preparations of the invasions of Sicily and Italy. In November 1943 he was promoted to brigadier to command the 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade, followed by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Kitching brought the division to Normandy where they were involved in the battle around the Falaise Pocket, in the final stages of the Battle of Normandy. According to the historian Angelo Caravaggio, Kitching was victimized for the poor performance of the division in Normandy. Caravaggio claims that essential contemporary sources were altered after the sacking of Kitching and are therefore unreliable. To him it seemed that Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, commanding II Canadian Corps, stripped his subcommanders from authority, did not take the lack of experience in account and expected unrealistic results. Kitching could hardly command his own division due to the constant interference from Simonds. Caravaggio comes to the conclusion that Kitching and his inexperienced division performed well under the difficult circumstances and confusing orders they had to work in, he claims. The end result of the battle was that Kitching was demoted to brigadier and sent off to command a training unit. Charles Foulkes, commander of I Canadian Corps, had more confidence in his abilities and brought him in as Brigadier, General Staff.

He was involved in all operations of the I Canadian Corps until the surrender of the German Forces in the Netherlands. After the war he stayed in the military until 1965, he held in that time positions like Director General of Army Personnel. In 1956 he was promoted to major-general for the second time in his career. Kitching is a former patron and member of the Board of Trustees of Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria. Mud and Green Fields: The Memoirs of Major-General George Kitching Major-general George Kitching, CBE, DSO, CD Major-General George Kitching Video in memory of major-general Kitching on YouTube

Who Am I (Katy B song)

"Who Am I" is a song recorded by English singer Katy B for her third studio album, Honey. It is a collaboration with American electronic music band Major Lazer and English singer Craig David; the song was written by Brien, Phillip Meckseper, Thomas Pentz and produced by Geneeus, Jr. Blender and Diplo, it was released on 5 February 2016. The song received favourable reviews from music critics. On 12 February 2016, the single peaked at number 89 on the UK Singles Chart. "Who Am I" was written and produced by Katy herself, Craig David, Jr. Blender and produced by Geneeus and Diplo. It's a midtempo R&B song, with smooth vocals delivered by David. Katy admitted: " was about my first boyfriend. I used to be in a band with him and when we broke up... I realized. I felt like I'd have to give up my band, my friends, my whole identity, start again from scratch. You don't just lose a person in a break-up. Others might lose their home their child and family, I think of people going through divorces when I sing it, too.

It was a solo song, I still don't see it as me singing to Craig, we're the same person singing the same song." "Who Am I" has received positive reviews from music critics and fans alike. Chantelle Fiddy of Mixmag gave the song 8 points out of 10, commented: "Getting emotional with Craig David, this is a clever, Major Lazer-style take on the classic r’n’b duet". James Rettig of Stereogum described song as a "soulful jam" and Robin Murray of Clash described single as a "superstar clash" and praised Brien emotive vocals; the music video for the song was shot in early February 2016 in Miami. It premiered on 23 February 2016; the clip shows Katy David performing the track amongst Miami's nighttime lights. Katy and David performed track live for the first time on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on 14 March 2016 and have done multiple gigs

Lake Enol

Lake Enol is a small highland lake in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is located in Cantabrian Mountains, it is next to Lake Ercina and together, they form the group known as Lakes of Covadonga, inside the Picos de Europa National Park. Lake Enol is the larger of the two, it is situated 10 km from Covadonga and 25 km from Cangas de Onís. A curving road is available from Arriondas to the lake. Measuring 0.1 square kilometres, it is one of the biggest lakes in the area. Lake Enol is situated 1,070 metres above sea level, in the Picos de Europa), it was formed by the withdrawal of a front glacier. A submerged image of the Virgin Mary is elevated every year on 8 September and taken out for a procession. Regional dancing occurs at Lake Enol during the Fiesta del Pastor on 25 July. Gutiérrez, Francisco. Landscapes and Landforms of Spain. Springer Science & Business. ISBN 978-94-017-8628-7. Quintero, Josephine. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4654-1113-6. Yates, Dorian. Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in Spain.

North Atlantic Books. ISBN 978-1-55643-984-1. Media related to Lago Enol at Wikimedia Commons

Panglao, Bohol

Panglao the Municipality of Panglao, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 33,553 people, it is one of two municipalities. Panglao is known for its diving locations and tourist resorts; the name Panglao may have come from its former name Panglawod, meaning "to the open sea", or derived from the word panggaw, referring to a fishing implement used by locals. Panglao has educational institutions, including the San Agustin Academy, Lourdes National High School, the Cristal e-College, elementary schools located in every barangay, it is home to Panglao Island International Airport that serves as Bohol's primary airport replacing Tagbilaran Airport. It opened in November 2018; the town of Panglao, Bohol celebrates its fiesta on August 27–28, to honor the town patron San Agustin. Well before the Spanish colonization, the area was long visited by Chinese and other Asian traders, as evinced by archaeological finds of Tang and Ming dynasty porcelain and trade wares.

Panglao flourished during the rule of the Dapitan kingdom, but raids by Moluccans and conquest by Ternate resulted in periods of depopulation when its population fled to Panay and Mindanao, including Dapitan. During the Spanish rule, a Jesuit mission post was established, that in 1782 was formed into a parish, known as La Iglesia de San Agustin de Panglawod. In 1803, the town was made into a municipality; the Panglao watchtower was built in 1851. The 5-storey octagonal tower suffers from neglect; the municipality occupies the southwestern part of the eponymous Panglao Island, its territory includes the three smaller islands of Balicasag, Gak‑ang, Pontod. There are no fresh water streams or lakes on the island, so for its drinking water, the municipality is dependent on wells and the Canhilbas Underground Spring. Panglao comprises 10 barangays: The primary tourist attraction of Panglao are its white sandy beaches, of which Alona Beach is the most famous and most developed. Alona Beach is about 1,500 metres long.

Resorts, shops. However it has drawn criticism for its unrestrained development that ignored municipal development policies, warning against overcrowding and Alona to lose its paradise-like image. Therefore, the municipal and national governments are ploughing ahead with a plan to build a new international airport on Panglao island, with the final approach path directly over Alona beach. Plan is to be operational at the end of 2018. Other beaches include Bagobo, Danao and Momo Beaches. Panglao is renowned for snorkeling and dive sites such as Doljo Beach, Garden Eels, Arco Point, Kalipayan and Puntod; the island's southern portion is ringed with reefs that are narrow and shallow with submarine cliffs plunging to depths of 33 to 56 metres. Tours can be arranged to further dive sites, including Balicasag and Pamilacan, Bohol islands. Rebecca Lusterio – Actress, born on Balicasag island Municipality of Panglao Panglao Alona Beach Guide