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Ennead

The Ennead or Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshiped at Heliopolis: the sun god Atum. The Ennead sometimes includes the son of Isis, Horus; the Great Ennead was only one of several such groupings of nine deities in ancient Egypt. Its claims to preeminence by its Heliopolitan priests were not respected throughout Egypt; as close as Memphis, the priests of Ptah celebrated him as superior to the Nine. In addition to Memphis having its own creation myth, the Ogdoad/Hermopolitan centered around physical creation and eight primordial gods was another creation story that existed at the same time. Ennead is a borrowing via Latin of the Greek name Enneás, meaning "the Nine"; the term was a calque of the Egyptian name, written Psḏt and meaning "the Nine". Its original pronunciation is uncertain. Egyptologists conventionally transcribe it as Pesedjet; the ancient Egyptians created several enneads as their unification under Dynasty I brought numerous local cults into contact with one another.

The ancient Egyptian mythology had many different explanations for the same phenomenon. This concept is unique because no single story was more accurate than another, but rather the truth was a mix of them all; the Pyramid Texts of Dynasties V and VI mention the "Great Ennead", the "Lesser Ennead", the "Dual Ennead", the "Seven Enneads". Some pharaohs established enneads; the most notable case is Seti I of Dynasty XIX, whose temple at Redesiyah celebrated an ennead of six major gods and three deified forms of himself. In the Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days, the ennead mentioned may reference the Pleiades; the most important was the "Great" or "Heliopolitan Ennead" of Awanu, known under the Greeks and Romans as Heliopolis. It celebrated the family of the sun god Atum and thrived from the Old Kingdom to the Ptolemaic period, its development remains uncertain, although it appears to have first appeared when Ra's cult—supreme under Dynasty V—declined in importance under Dynasty VI. Egyptologists have traditionally theorized that the Heliopolitan priesthood established it to establish the preeminence of Atum over the others, incorporating some major gods in lesser positions and omitting others entirely.

The most prominent of such deities was Osiris, god of vegetation and the afterlife, incorporated into the Ennead as Atum's great-grandson. However, in the 20th century, some Egyptologists question the whole scenario. After the Great Ennead was well established, the cult of Ra—identified with Atum—recovered much of its importance until superseded by the cult of Horus; the two were combined as Ra–Horus of the Horizons. According to the creation story of the Heliopolitan priests, the world consisted of the primordial waters of precreation personified as Nun. From it arose a mound on the First Occasion. Upon the mound sat the self-begotten god Atum, equated with the sun god Ra. Atum evolved from Nun through self-creation. Atum either spat or masturbated, producing air personified as Shu and moisture personified as Tefnut; the siblings Shu and Tefnut mated to produce the earth personified as Geb and the nighttime sky personified as Nut. Geb and Nut were the parents of Osiris and Isis and of Set and Nephthys, who became respective couples in turn.

Osiris and Isis represent fertility and order, while Set and Nephthys represent chaos to balance out Osiris and Isis. Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis, is included in this creation tradition. Due to the duality of Ancient Egyptian myths, this is only one of many creation stories; the Egyptians believed no specific myth was more correct than the other, rather that some combination of these myths was correct. This creation story, the Heliopolitan tradition, is one of physiological creation; the other major creation traditions are Hermopolitian/Ogdoad. Jetsu, L.. "Shifting Milestones of Natural Sciences: The Ancient Egyptian Discovery of Algol's Period Confirmed", PLOS One, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. e0144140, arXiv:1601.06990, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144140, PMC 4683080, PMID 26679699. Vygus, Middle Egyptian Dictionary

Jamie Acton

Jamie Acton is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the Swinton Lions in the Betfred Championship. He played in the ChampionshipFor Leigh Centurions Also Workington Town, in League 1 for the Oldham, the South Wales Scorpions. Acton was born in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, England. Acton first played rugby league at junior level with Hemel Stags as a 16-year-old having played rugby union, he was selected to represent GB Community Lions at under-18s level. Picked up by the Wigan Warriors, he moved north in 2010 and became a regular in Wigan’s under-20s academy side during the 2011 season, playing in the victorious 2011 academy grand final team against the Warrington Wolves at Leigh Sports Village. Acton made his senior début as a dual registered player with South Wales Scorpions in 2012 and that season played for Oldham before signing for Workington Town at the end of the season. In 2013 he was a key member of the Workington Town side, making 23 appearances before joining Leigh Centurions in September 2013.

Acton made 22 appearances during the 2014 season including featuring in the winning team that beat Featherstone Rovers in the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship grand final at Headingly Carnegie Stadium. He has remained an integral member of the Leigh Centurions squad which won the Kingstone Press Championship titles in 2015 and 2016, culminating in promotion to Super League by progressing through the Middle 8 Qualifiers at the end of the 2016 season. Acton made his Super League début playing for Leigh Centurions against Leeds Rhinos on 17 February 2017. In July 2017, Acton received a nine game ban for bad conduct towards Catalans Dragons player Greg Bird during a Super League game, he was fined £300 at the time. At the start of the 2017 season, Acton was sent to Sheffield Eagles as part of a Dual registration deal with the Championship side. However, Acton only appeared in one game - a 32-14 win over Toulouse. Leigh Centurions profile Leigh profile

Giacomo Benevelli

Giacomo Benevelli was an Italian and French sculptor. He was brought up in France, he lived and studied in Nice, Rome, Aix-en-Provence, Munich. He lived and worked for over forty years in Milan, he was the nephew of Anselmo Govi, a painter from Reggio Emilia, who painted the fresco of the dome of the Ariosto Theatre. He belonged to a local Northern Italian and French aristocratic family known as Beneville in its French form or Benedelli - Benevellum as reported in historical texts. La famille Beneville - Benevelli originated in the Rhône-Alpes region of France Bonneville, Haute-Savoie. Known as Bônavela in Arpitan and Beneville in Provence. In the Piedmont region the name is recorded as Benevello or Benevel; the Beneville-Benevelli family is acknowledged as Gallorum/Gauls - of French origins - in the Modena area since the 15th century. They owned different styles: Patricians of Modena. An English variant of the surname is known as Benwell and Boneville. Benevelli never styled himself as N. H. but used to sign some of his works with a seal representing six mountains and a cross, an element of his family coat of arms.

Giacomo Benevelli was a member of the Tiberina Academy, an ancient and prestigious institution founded in 1813 with the aim to promote Italian arts and letters. Benevelli was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts by the Italian Government Presidency for his contributions to the arts, he was the cousin of the founder of Benevelli Transaxles. Since 1957 Benevelli exhibited in worldwide, his first US exhibition was in 1963 at the Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles. In 1964 he was invited to the 42nd Venice International Art Biennale with a group of sculptures. In 1966 he was appointed as Head of Sculpture at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Between the late 1960s and the early 1970s he created a series of lamp-sculpture, the most famous is the Roto lamp and Arabesque. In 2009 he started a collaboration with the worldwide design and furniture brand Natuzzi in the newly created Natuzzi Open Art, a space dedicated to the collaboration between art and design. Benevelli created a new line of art-objects which first premiered at the Cologne Trade Fair, Salone del Mobile and at the AD Home Show in New York.

In 1993 he realized a bronze sculpture called "Teleios", which can be seen in Piazzale Loreto in Milan. In 2000 the city of Mantua organized a major exhibition of his works in the museum of the historical Casa del Mantegna. A book was published by Edizioni Casa del Mantegna on this occasion. In 2001, he exhibited his works in the historical Palazzo Isimbardi during an exhibition organized by the city of Milan. During the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino he was invited to take part at the Italian Sculpture Exhibition at the Palazzina di Stupinigi, he realised a number of sacred art works for contemporary and ancient churches, his works are preserved in numerous public and private collections in Italy and worldwide including at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and at The British Museum in London. Dalla Pietra all’Ago, Rizzoli, 1983 Tre scultori di Milano, Kenjirō Azuma, Giacomo Benevelli, Giancarlo Marchese, 196? Azuma, Marchese: Galleria Mosaico, Chiasso, La Galleria, 1966 Benevelli: sculture e disegni: Castello di Sartirana, Ed.

"Centro Studi", 1990 Sculture contemporanee nello spazio urbano: Kengiro Azuma, Iginio Balderi, Giacomo Benevelli, Gianfranco Pardi, Giò Pomodoro, Carlo Ramous, Mauro Staccioli. July 1973, Tipo-lito Nuova Step Giacomo Benevelli: forme, Andrea B. Del Guercio, editor S. Benevelli, Photography Cristina Cocullo, Translator R. A. Landon, Casa del Mantegna, 2000, ISBN 978-88-7943-022-7 Giacomo Benevelli, Forme al Giardino Malaspina, Pavia - Malaspina Gardens, exhibition catalogue, Rossana Bossaglia, Photos by Cristina Cocullo, 2001 M. Hopkinson, Italian Prints 1875-1975, exhibition catalogue, 208 pp. 48 colour, 80 b&w illus. The British Museum, London Giacomo Benevelli, Artnet XXXXII Venice Art Biennale British Museum database: Giacomo Benevelli

Conklin-Montgomery House

Conklin-Montgomery House is a historic home located at Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana. It was built between about 1836 and 1838, is a two-story, five bay, brick hip and end gable roofed townhouse, it features a two-story, in antis, recessed portico with a second story balcony supported by Ionic order and Doric order columns. On the property is a contributing pre-American Civil War gazebo, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is located in the Cambridge City Historic District. Historic American Buildings Survey No. IND,89-CAMB,1-, "Benjamin Conklin House, 302 East Main Street, Cambridge City, Wayne County, IN", 12 photos, 1 color transparency, 10 measured drawings, 1 data page, 9 photo caption pages

Joseph H. Thompson

Joseph "Colonel Joe" Henry Thompson was a decorated World War I veteran, recipient of the Medal of Honor, Pennsylvania state senator, head football coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, College Football Hall of Fame inductee. Thompson came to the United States from Ireland in 1898 at the age of 18 and entered Geneva College that year, he became a basketball star and participated in gymnastics and wrestling, but did not go out for football until 1900. He served as Geneva's player-coach for three years, with his football teams compiling a 27–2–3 record. Thompson continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh called the Western University of Pennsylvania, where he played football from 1904 and 1906, during which time the Panthers compiled a 26–6 record, he captained the Pitt football team to its first perfect season in 1904 when the Panthers won all ten games and surrendered only one touchdown. Thompson graduated from Pitt in 1905 and continued on with post-graduate work in the School of Law completing his law degree.

While at Pitt he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Following graduation from Pitt's law school, Thompson assumed the head coaching position at Pitt from 1909 to 1912, during which period he led Pitt to a 22–11–2 record; the highlight of his coaching tenure was the 1910 season in which Pitt went undefeated and unscored upon and was considered by many consider to be that season's national champion. While compiling its 9–0 record, Pitt outscored its opponents 282–0. During this time, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating in 1909, was admitted to the bar. A song to Thompson was written to honor him as football coach at Pitt. Entitled "Joe Thompson" it was sung to the tune of the American folk song "Old Black Joe" by Stephen Foster. Who plans the plays to spring upon the foe? Who fought for Wup, five years or more ago? Who's still for Pitt, does anybody know? Just hear those loyal rooters shouting: Joe! Joe! Joe! REFRAIN. We're coming, we're coming. Joe! Joe! While at Pitt, Thompson coached the track and field team beginning in 1904.

At various points, he coached football at Pittsburgh High School and Carnegie Technical Schools—now known as Carnegie Mellon University—and was Rochester High School's first football coach. Thompson represented the 47th District as a member of the Republican Party in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1913 to 1916 and practiced law in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania until his death in 1928 from ailments aggravated by war wounds. Thompson was inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and has been inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1977. Thompson enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard's Company H, 14th Infantry Regiment on February 16, 1905, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant on November 1, 1906. While serving in WWI he was wounded four times: on September 29, 1918, he remained on duty after each instance. As of April 12, 1919, he was commanding the 110th Infantry Regiment. Thompson returned to the United States on May 11, 1919, he returned to France in June 1919, in order to redeploy the 110th Infantry Regiment to the United States.

He was discharged from active duty in December 1919. While serving in France with the 110th Infantry Major Thompson was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his valor on October 1, 1918, during which action he was wounded for the fourth time; this decoration was subsequently upgraded to the Medal of Honor on October 5, 1925. His four wounds entitled him to wear four wound chevrons on his uniform's lower right sleeve. Rank and organization: Major, U. S. Army, 110th Infantry, 28th Division. Place and date: At Apremont, France. Entered service at: Beaver Falls, Pa. Born: September 26, 1871. General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 21. Citation: Counterattacked by two regiments of the enemy, Major Thompson encouraged his battalion in the front line by braving the hazardous fire of machineguns and artillery, his courage was responsible for the heavy repulse of the enemy. In the action, when the advance of his assaulting companies was held up by fire from a hostile machinegun nest and all but one of the six assaulting tanks were disabled, Major Thompson, with great gallantry and coolness, rushed forward on foot three separate times in advance of the assaulting line, under heavy machinegun and antitank-gun fire, led the one remaining tank to within a few yards of the enemy machinegun nest, which succeeded in reducing it, thereby making it possible for the infantry to advance.

Thompson's military decorations and awards include: List of Medal of Honor recipients This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History. Joseph H. Thompson at the College Football Hall of Fame Joseph H. Thompson at Find a Grave

Darach Ó Séaghdha

Darach Ó Séaghdha is an Irish writer and Irish language activist. He is the author of Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language, which won Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the 2017 Irish Book Awards. Ó Séaghdha's father and mother spoke English to their children. When Ó Séaghdha's father became ill, Ó Séaghdha became interested in learning Irish and used Twitter to share interesting Irish phrases and words he came across. Ó Séaghdha describes Irish as "the amazing buried treasure". In his writing he wants to show people how they, through Irish, can make sense of the world around them, through words and phrases that do not exist in the English language, he runs the popular Irish-language-trivia Twitter account The Irish For. He is the main host of the podcast Motherfoclóir, part of the Headstuff Podcast Network; the follow-up to Motherfoclóir, published in 2018, which carries the name Craic Baby: Dispatches from a Rising Language, explores the new and old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective, covering the topics multilingualism, Brehon Law and lexicon