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In Greek Mythology, Eumolpus was a legendary Thracian king. He was described as having come to Attica either as a bard, a warrior, or a priest of Demeter and Dionysus. Eumolpus was the son of Chione. In the legend he is described as neither Greek, nor Thracian or Roman, but Libyan and a native of North Africa, though his mother Chione is said to be a Thracian princess. An alternative genealogy stated that Eumolpus was born to the god Apollo and the nymph Astycome. According to the Bibliotheca, daughter of Boreas and the heroine Oreithyia, pregnant in secret with Eumolpus by Poseidon, was frightened of her father's reaction so she threw the baby into the ocean after giving birth to him. Poseidon however, looked after him and brought him to shore in Ethiopia, where Benthesikyme, a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite, raised the child as their own; when he grew up, Eumolpus married one of Benthesikyme's two daughters by her Ethiopian husband. Eumolpus however, loved a different daughter whom he made an attempt upon her chastity and thus he was banished because of this.

He went to Thrace with his son Ismarus, married to the daughter of King Tegyrius. On, Eumolpus was discovered in a plot to overthrow King Tegyrios and was obliged to take flight and fled to Eleusis where he formed a friendship with the Eleusinians. In Eleusis, Eumolpus became one of the first priests of Demeter and one of the founders of the Eleusinian Mysteries; when Ismarus died, Tegyrios sent for Eumolpus to return to Thrace, they made peace and Eumolpus inherited the Thracian kingdom. During a war between Athens and Eleusis, Eumolpus sided with Eleusis and came with a numerous band of Thracians; the traditions about this Eleusinian war, differ much. According to sonic, the Eleusinians under Eumolpus attacked the Athenians under Erechtheus, but were defeated, Eumolpus with his two sons and Immaradus, were slain. Pausanias relates a tradition that in the battle between the Eleusinians and Athenians and Immaradus fell, that thereupon peace was concluded on condition that the Eleusinians should in other respects be subject to Athens, but that they alone should have the celebration of their mysteries, that Eumolpus and the daughters of Celeus should perform the customary sacrifices.

His son, was killed by King Erechtheus. In some sources, Erechtheus having killed Eumolpus, Poseidon asked Zeus to avenge his son's death. Zeus killed Erechtheus with a lightning bolt or Poseidon made the earth open up and swallow Erechtheus. According to Hyginus, Eumolpus came to Attica with a colony of Thracians, to claim the country as the property of his father, Poseidon. Eleusis lost the battle with Athens but the Eumolpides and Kerykes, two families of priests to Demeter, continued the Eleusinian mysteries. Eumolpus' youngest son, Herald-Keryx who succeeded him in the priestly office, founded the lines. Mythology regards Eumolpus as the founder of the Eleusinian mysteries, as the first priest of Demeter and Dionysus. Eumolpus was singer, he won a musical contest in the funereal games of Pelias. Eumolpus was regarded as an ancient priestly bard and writings on the mysteries were fabricated and circulated at a time under his name. One hexameter line of a Dionysiac hymn, ascribed to him, is preserved in Diodorus.

The legends connected him with Heracles, whom he is said to have instructed in music, or initiated into the mysteries. According to Diogenes Laërtius Eumolpus was the father of Musaeus; the tomb of Eumolpus was shown both at Athens. The difference in the traditions about Eumolpus led some of the ancients to suppose that two or three persons of that name ought to be distinguished. Anonymous, The Homeric Hymns and Homerica, with an English translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White. Homeric Hymns. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-99063-3 Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library, Sir James George Frazer, two volumes: Loeb Classical Library, #121, Books I-III and #122, Book III; the Greek Myths. Volume 1, Penguin Books, Revised Edition, Reprinted 1986. Pausanias, Description of Greece, Books I-II, translated by W. H. S. Jones. ISBN 0-674-99104-4 William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. S.v. Eumolpus. London

Chandigarh–Firozpur Cantonment Express

The Chandigarh - Firozpur Cantonment Express is an express train belonging to Northern Railway zone that runs between Firozpur Cantonment and Chandigarh Junction in India. It is being operated with 14613/14614 train numbers on daily basis; the 14613/Chandigarh - Firozpur Express has averages speed of 47 km/hr and covers 236 km in 5h. The 14614/Firozpur - Chandigarh Express has averages speed of 50 km/hr and covers 236 km in 4h 45m; the important halts of the train are: Chandigarh Junction SAS Nagar Mohali Samrala Ludhiana Junction Jagraon Moga Talwandi Firozpur Cantonment The train has standard ICF rakes with max speed of 110 kmph. The train consist of 16 coaches: 14 General Unreserved 2 Seating cum Luggage Rake Both trains are hauled by a Ludhiana Loco Shed based WDM 3A diesel locomotive from Firozpur to Chandigarh and vice versa. Train Reverses its direction 1 times: Ludhiana Junction Firozpur Cantonment railway station Chandigarh Junction railway station Sutlej Express Delhi - Firozpur Passenger 14613/Chandigarh - Firozpur Express 14614/Firozpur - Chandigarh Express


Maria Belita Jepson-Turner, known professionally as Belita, was a British Olympic figure skater and film actress. Born at Nether Wallop, she skated for the United Kingdom in the 1936 Winter Olympics, where she was placed 16th in the singles her career turned towards Hollywood, she had classical Russian ballet training which carried over into her skating, she was considered far superior to others skating at that time. As a young ballerina, she was partner to Anton Dolin, appearing with the Dolin-Markova Ballet, she appeared in films including Never Let Me Go with Clark Gable and The Man on the Eiffel Tower opposite Charles Laughton. For a brief period, she was Monogram Pictures' highest-paid star, she made several profitable productions for Monogram, including Silver Skates, Let's Dance, the film noir Suspense. In 1956, she retired from skating, three years gave up show business altogether, she appeared on the ice at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1981 in a short production based on "Solitude" by Duke Ellington.

In 1946, Belita married Joel McGinnis. She remarried, to Irish actor James Berwick, in 1967. Both marriages were childless. Belita retired to live in Montpeyroux, Hérault, where she died in 2005, aged 82. Belita on IMDb

Bent (magazine)

Bent is a free magazine that targets gay men and is distributed to 400 gay bars and saunas around the United Kingdom. Published monthly by All Points North UK in Leeds, it focuses on entertainment, film, DVD and music as well as television and scene news. Bent's editor is Gordon Hopps. Since the magazine has undergone many changes, it was relaunched in the mid-1990s as North of Watford but the logo was challenged by IPC Media who have a title called NOW. After a number of years, to prevent a costly court case, North Of Watford underwent another format change and became Bent. Hopps has been involved in all areas of the magazine at different times being Editor in Chief at all the major changes. Regular columnists Adam Lowe and Simon Savidge provide the main body of features. Features editor Adam'Beyonce' Lowe conducts celebrity interviews, writes the music reviews and the "Beauty & the Freaks" column. Simon Savidge is the London Editor whose interviewing technique has garnered a host of new fans to his work.

He is the author of Simon Says the problem page, with a witty edge. Terry George, the magazine's publisher writes a column in Bent. At its peak the circulation reaches 60,000 copies and as high as 100,000 copies across the UK; this reflects a circulation of 1–1.7% of the entire UK population and up to 10–17% of the LGBT community. Estimated readership is said to be 150,000 in the magazine's online media pack. Big-name cover stars and non-traditional subject matter have seen Bent's popularity rise with its striking covers that tend to feature minimal text and attention-grabbing images; the magazine acquired a different and'greener' look when it began to get its paper from a sustainable source. As a gay lifestyle magazine Bent carries items on fitness, travel, health advice and fashion but includes features, interviews with up-and-coming porn stars and illustrated erotic short stories; as a free sheet, advertising provides the revenue for the production and distribution of the magazine. It is available on subscription for a charge and can be downloaded online for free.

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Lee Ji-eun (swimmer)

Lee Ji-eun is a South Korean swimmer, who specialized in middle-distance freestyle events. She represented her country South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics, has won two bronze medals in both the 400 m freestyle and the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Lee competed for the South Korean swimming team in the women's 400 m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she finished with the fastest final time and a new personal best in 4:19.42 at the Jeju Halla Cup five months earlier in Jeju City, sneaking under the FINA B-standard by more than half a second. Lee opened up the second heat with an early lead, but faded down the remainder of the race to pick up the fifth spot in 4:21.53. Lee missed a chance to enter the top eight final, as she placed thirty-seventh overall in the prelims. NBC Olympics Profile Lee Ji-eun on Cyworld

Clive Dickinson

Clive Dickinson is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played at representative level for Yorkshire, at club level for Castleford, as a hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums. Clive Dickinson's birth was registered in Pontefract district, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was a pupil, c. 1952 he played alongside Alan Hardisty and Johnny Ward in the school rugby league team, at Ashton Road Secondary School, Castleford. Clive Dickinson won caps playing Hooker for Yorkshire while at Castleford in the 23-10 victory over Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 11 September 1968, the 10-5 victory over Lancashire at Hull Kingston Rovers' stadium on 25 September 1968, the 12-14 Lancashire at Salford's stadium on 3 September 1969, the 32-12 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 13 January 1971, the 34-8 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 24 February 1971, the 32-18 victory over Lancashire at Castleford's stadium on 11 October 1972.

Clive Dickinson played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1964–65 season. Clive Dickinson played hooker in Castleford’s 11-6 victory over Salford in the 1969 Challenge Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 17 May 1969, in front of a crowd of 97,939, played hooker in the 7-2 victory over Wigan in the 1970 Challenge Cup Final during the 1969–70 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 9 May 1970, in front of a crowd of 95,255. Clive Dickinson played hooker in Castleford's 11-22 defeat by Leeds in the 1968 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968. Clive Dickinson played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Castleford's 4-0 victory over St. Helens in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965, played hooker in the 7-2 victory over Swinton in the 1966 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1966–67 season at Wheldon Road, Castleford on Tuesday 20 December 1966.

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