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List of fictional felines

This is a list of fictional cats and felines and is a subsidiary to the list of fictional animals. It includes a limited selection of notable felines from various works, organized by medium. More complete lists are accessible by clicking on the "Main article" link included above each category. For fictional large felines such as lions and tigers, see List of fictional big cats; this section deals with notable cat characters that appear in literature works of fiction including books, legends, myths and fairy tales. Any character that appears in several pieces of literature will be listed only once, under the earliest work; this section deals with notable cat characters that appear in media works of fiction including film, television and puppetry. Any character that appears in several pieces of media will be listed only once, under the earliest work. Thackery Binx Hocus Pocus three witches come back from the grave after a young boy lights a special candle on all hallows eve 300years after the witches' death The stage musical Cats features many feline characters known as Jellicle cats.

This section deals with notable characters who are prominently featured in various video game titles, either as main characters or notable supporting characters. List of fictional big cats Rovin, Jeff; the Illustrated History of Cartoon Animals. New York: Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN 0-13-275561-0. Rogers, Katharine M.. The Cat and the Human Imagination: Feline Images from Bast to Garfield. ISBN 978-0-472-08750-1

Branford Point Historic District

The Branford Point Historic District is a historic district in Branford, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, it includes a significant portion of the Branford Point neighborhood considered to be the area along the west side of the Branford Harbor to the Amtrak railroad tracks. It is bounded on the west by the Short Beach neighborhood, on the north by Branford Center, on the east by the Branford River. Harbor Street, Maple Avenue, Stannard Avenue are the main thoroughfares of the neighborhood. In the 2000 Census, Branford Point was included by the U. S. Census Bureau in the Branford Center census-designated place; the historic district is a T-shaped area within the neighborhood, extending along Harbor Street from Curve Street in the north to Parker Memorial Park and the tip of the eponymous Branford Point in the south. The crossbar of the T is formed by a portion of Maple Street, the district includes properties on Curve Street and Bryan Road. At the time of NRHP listing in 1988, there were 207 buildings in the district, of which 158 were buildings that were deemed to contribute to the historic character of the district.

This area is notable for housing Branford's highest concentration of late 19th and early 20th century residential architecture. Up to the mid-19th century, this area was farmland and difficult to reach from Branford Center. Harbor Street, with its bridge over Mill Brook, Maple Avenue were both laid out in 1819, providing improved access. Beginning in the mid-19th century George Parker developed the area around Branford Point as a day resort, with a beach and wharf, his heirs donated the property to the town to form Parker Memorial Park. The northern portion of the district developed as a residential area for workers at the nearby iron foundry; the result of this development pattern was an assemblage of residences including late 18th-century farmhouses, Greek Revival houses of the mid-19th century, late 19th-century Victorians, Colonial Revival houses of the early 20th century. National Register of Historic Places listings in New Haven County, Connecticut

Dmitri Sinodi-Popov

Dmitri Minaevich Sinodi-Popov was a Russian artist of Greek descent. Dmitri Sinodi-Popov was born in the city of Taganrog, where he received a good education at home: violin, French and Greek languages and was good at the visual arts. In 1870, Sinodi-Popov entered the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, where the amateur artist acquired good practical skills, but he had to interrupt his studies because he was suffering from epilepsy. In late 1870s, the artist returned to his home city of Taganrog, continued his art studies and painted a lot. Most of the sketches available at the Taganrog Museum of Art and Taganrog State Museum date back to late 1870s - early 1900s. Most of the visual heritage left by the artist is in the form of drawings, his portraits of local Greeks are expressive: Portrait of Doctor Divaris, Greek Boy and An Old Greek. Starting from the 1880s, the artist worked in the context of Peredvizhniki traditions; the portrait of the artist Seraphima Blonskaya goes beyond the boundaries of its genre and transforms into a portrait-painting.

The image of the young woman conveys simplicity. Sinodi-Popov exhibited in Europe and his name became well-known, bringing new orders and fans, but with his illness progressing, the artist went for medical treatment to Rome and Paris, where he died

Varaha Purana

The Varaha Purana is a Sanskrit text from the Puranas genre of literature in Hinduism. It belongs to the Vaishnavism literature corpus praising Narayana, but includes chapters dedicated to praising and centered on Shiva and Shakti; the text exists with major sections lost to history. The text has been estimated to have been first completed between 10th to 12th-century, continuously revised thereafter; the surviving manuscripts of this text are notable, like Linga Purana, because they do not cover the required Panchalakshana expected in a Purana. Scholars have questioned if it qualifies as a Purana, whether the extant manuscripts are a religious manual focussed on Vaishnava practices, with sections that praise Shiva and other gods in a secular way; the Varaha Purana includes mythology of the Varaha incarnation of Vishnu rescuing the earth at the time of a great flood. The text includes mythology of goddesses and Shiva, a discussion of Karma and Dharma called Dharmasamhita. A large portion of the text is dedicated to medieval geographic Mahatmya to temples and sites in Mathura and Nepal, but it curiously lacks adoring Krishna in Mathura-related section of the type found in other Puranas.

The century in which Varaha Purana was composed is unknown. Wilson suggested 12th-century, during the period of Ramanuja influence. Most scholars concur that this is a late Purana, a few suggest that the first version of this text was complete by the 10th century; the text is named after the Varaha avatar of Vishnu. The text is mentioned and summarized in the manuscripts of the Matsya Purana, Skanda Purana and the Agni Purana, but the description of this text in those documents suggests that surviving manuscripts of Varaha Purana are different than what it once was; the text exists with significant variations. The Padma Purana categorizes Varaha Purana as a Sattva Purana. Scholars consider the Sattva-Rajas-Tamas classification as "entirely fanciful" and there is nothing in this text that justifies this classification; the printed editions of this work, depending on the version, has 218 adhyāyas. The critical edition published has 215 chapters; the Hindu tradition and other Puranas claim. According to the Narada Purana, this text has two parts: uttarabhaga.

While the contents of the purvabhaga summarized in the Narada text correspond to the extant manuscripts of the Varaha Purana, the uttarabhaga summarized in the Narada text is not found in surviving Varaha manuscripts, presumed lost to history. According to Rajendra Hazra, the extant text has four distinct sections, differing in interlocutors and general characteristics; these sections were composed in different time periods, by different authors. In the first section, Suta is the narrator and Varaha and Prithvi are the interlocutors. In the second section, Suta narrates what was told by Prithvi to Sanatkumara about the dialogue between Varaha and herself. In the third section, Suta describes the conversation between the king Janamejaya and the sage Vaishampayana; this section is known as the Dharma Samhita. In the final section, Suta narrates the conversation between Sanatkumara. Bhagavata Purana Vishnu Purana Shiva Purana Markandeya Purana Gregory Bailey. Arvind Sharma; the Study of Hinduism. University of South Carolina Press.

ISBN 978-1-57003-449-7. Dalal, Rosen. Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin. ISBN 978-8184752779. Dimmitt, Cornelia. B.. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-4399-0464-0. Doniger, Wendy. Purāṇa Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts. Albany, New York: State University of New York. ISBN 0-7914-1382-9. K P Gietz. Epic and Puranic Bibliography Annoted and with Indexes: Part I: A - R, Part II: S - Z, Indexes. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-447-03028-1. Ariel Glucklich; the Strides of Vishnu: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-971825-2. Hazra, Rajendra Chandra. Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs. Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-81-208-0422-7. Rocher, Ludo; the Puranas. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3447025225. Wilson, H. H.. The Vishnu Purana: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition. Read Country Books. ISBN 1-84664-664-2.

Winternitz, Maurice. History of Indian Literature Vol 1. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-8120802643. Contents of one manuscript of the Varāha Purāṇa, S. V. Iyer Varaha Purana by Vyas. Published by: Venkateshwar Steam Press, Bombay

Zhang Zhen (general)

Zhang Zhen was a general of the People's Liberation Army of China and a member of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China. Zhang was born in Pingjiang County, Hunan Province, with Hakka ancestry from Pingyuan County, Guangdong Province, his original name was Zhang Jiansheng named as Zhang Zushou, Zhang Zhongtian. He joined the Communist Youth League in April 1930, the Communist Party of China that summer. From 1957–66, Zhang was vice president, president of PLA Nanjing Military Academy. Purged during the Cultural Revolution, he was rehabilitated in 1975 and appointed vice director, director of the PLA General Logistics Department, a member of the CCP Central Military Commission. From 1980–85, he was the vice chief of staff in PLA General Staff Department. From 1985–90, he served as the president of National Defense University. In 1990, Zhang became president, political commissar and CCP chief of the PLA National Defense University, he was an alternate member of the 11th CCP central committee, a full member of the 12th CCP central committee.

He celebrated his 100th birthday in October 2014 and died on September 3, 2015, just over a month before his 101st birthday. Zhang Xiaoyang, major general, former Dean of PLA University of Foreign Language Zhang Lianyang, major general, former Director of Military Representative Office of People's Liberation Army General Staff Department Zhang Haiyang, former political commissar of the PLA Second Artillery Corps Zhang Ningyang, major general, former vice minister of Military Transportation Department of the PLA General Logistics Department Biography of Zhang Zhen