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Fódla

In Irish mythology, Fódla or Fótla, daughter of Delbáeth and Ernmas of the Tuatha Dé Danann, was one of the tutelary giantesses of Ireland. Her husband was Mac Cecht. With her sisters, Banba and Ériu, she was part of an important triumvirate of goddesses; when the Milesians arrived from Spain, each of the three sisters asked the bard Amergin that her name be given to the country. Ériu seems to have won the argument, but the poets hold that all three were granted their wish, thus'Fódhla' is sometimes used as a literary name for Ireland, as is'Banba'. This is similar in some ways to the use of the poetic name'Albion' for Great Britain. In the Tochomlad mac Miledh a hEspain i nErind, Fótla is described as the wife of Mac Cecht, reigning as Queen of Ireland in any year in which Mac Cecht ruled as king; the text goes on to relate that as the Milesians were journeying through Ireland, Fótla met them ‘with her swift fairy hosts around her’ on Naini Mountain called the mountain of Ebliu. A footnote identifies the Naini Mountain of Ebliu as the Slieve Felim Mountains in County Limerick.

The soil of this region is peaty luvisol. According to Seathrún Céitinn she worshipped the Mórrígan, sometimes named as a daughter of Ernmas. In De Situ Albanie, the Pictish Chronicle, the Duan Albanach, Fotla was the name of one of the first Pictish kingdoms. Irish mythology in popular culture

Siang district

Siang District is the 21st district of Arunachal Pradesh State, India. This district was created by bifurcating West Siang and East Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh consisting of 32-Rumgong-Kaying and 35-Boleng-Pangin Constituencies; the district was inaugurated on 27 November 2015 by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.. The name of the district is derived from the mighty Brahmaputra River, which in Arunachal Pradesh is known as the Siang river, it is predominantly inhabited by Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Geographically, Siang District is located in the centre of the Siang belt of Arunachal Pradesh. Boleng is about 100 km from Pasighat,45 km from Along and 22 km from Pangin The creation of Siang district was approved by the Arunachal Pradesh government of Nabam Tuki on 21 March 2013. Eighteen months the Pangin town was announced as the temporary headquarters of the new state, amid claims that Boleng town had been promised the role. Speaking in Pangin, Siang district was declared to be the 21st district of Arunachal Pradesh by Nabam Tuki on 27 November 2015.

The new district was created to make the administration closer to the public. Funding was promised at that time for the construction of a district secretariat at Peram in Pangin, other offices in Pangin a small stadium, for school, housing and road construction and other developments. Adi, a Sino-Tibetan language, is the language spoken by the people of this district; the main administrative centres which falls under the district are Additional Deputy Commissioner Rumgong, Kaying. Presently, it has 9 Zilla Parishad members i.e.: Jomlo Mobuk, Kaying, Boleng, Rebo-Perging and Kebang. The district has 4 Sub-Divisions Boleng Division: Circles of Boleng, Rebo-Perging Pangin Sub-Division: Circles of Pangin, Kebang Rumgong Sub-Division: Circles of Jomlo Mobuk, Rumgong Kaying Sub-Division: Circles of Kaying, Payum There are 2 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly constituencies located in this district: Rumgong-Kaying - Arunachal West Lok Sabha Constituency Pangin-Boleng - Arunachal East Lok Sabha Constituency 4.

Boleng HQ of Siang District

Germain Louis Chauvelin

Germain Louis Chauvelin, marquis de Grosbois, was a French politician, serving as garde des sceaux and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under Louis XV. Germain Louis Chauvelin came from a family of lawyers to the Parlement de Paris, which had moved to Paris around 1530 and set up home in the place Maubert quarter. In the 17th century, a branch of the family allied itself with the family of chancellor Michel Le Tellier, who took them into his service and into the service of his son Louvois. Germain Louis Chauvelin was the son of one of those who made such an alliance, Louis III Chauvelin, intendant in Franche-Comté and in Picardy, by his wife, Marguerite Billiard. On 1 November 1706, Germain Louis Chauvelin was given the joint offices of councillor to the Grand Conseil and of "grand rapporteur et correcteur des lettres de chancellerie". On 31 May 1711, he gained the post of maître des requêtes. On the death of his elder brother, Louis IV Chauvelin, in 1715, he added the officer of avocat général to the parlement de Paris in 1718, bought a post as président à mortier, raising him to the top of the judicial hierarchy.

In the same year, he married the rich heiress Anne Cahouet de Beauvais, daughter of the'Premier président du bureau des finances de la généralité d’Orléans'. They had several children: François Claude Chauvelin, father of Bernard-François, marquis de Chauvelin; the maréchal d’Huxelles, president of the council for foreign affairs and member of the Regency council from 1718, presented Chauvelin to cardinal Fleury. Chauvelin became Fleury's collaborator and advisor and when Fleury became prime minister in 1726 he was quick to bring Chauvelin into his cabinet, making him garde des sceaux on 17 August 1727 following the dismissal of Joseph Fleuriau d'Armenonville secretary of state for foreign affairs the following day after the dismissal of Charles Jean Baptiste Fleuriau de Morville; as Garde des sceaux, Chauvelin had to share his powers with Henri François d'Aguesseau, who held onto the unsackable post of Chancellor of France. On 2 September 1727, the king codified the division of powers between the two men: d’Aguesseau held onto his roles as president of the councils and the king's representative to the Parlement, whilst Chauvelin was put in charge of the affairs of the'Librairie' and given the presidency of the Seal.

In this post, Chauvelin exercised censorship over several works linked to the Unigenitus Bull controversy. The seal right gave him access to major revenue streams. Barbier called him "prodigiously rich", he was able to buy the château de Grosbois in 1731 from Samuel-Jacques Bernard, son of the financier Samuel Bernard. In 1734, he became'seigneur engagiste' of the Château de Brie-Comte-Robert, in 1750 razed its towers and courtyards down to a single storey, sparing the tour Saint-Jean, the seigneurial symbol; as foreign secretary, Chauvelin was hostile to Austria, continually seeking to set Spain against Austria. The peace-loving Fleury was involved in secret negotiations, such as the 1735 preliminaries in Vienna, which subordinated peace to resolution of the Lorraine question - by secret negotiations, Fleury got François de Lorraine to renounce his claim, with Chauvelin only intervening to defeat the last remnants of Austrian resistance. Fleury no longer need Chauvelin so on 20 February 1737 the latter was dismissed and taken to his château de Grosbois to Bourges the following 6 July.

He tried for a rapprochement with Louis XV of France on Fleury's death in January 1743, but was disgraced a second time and exiled to Issoire to Riom. Jean de Viguerie observed "Such great rigours are hard to explain. Chauvelin had been one of the confidents of the king, but it was maybe, justly the cause of his disgrace. Louis XV was able to regret being his confident." He was able to return to Paris in April 1746 thanks to the intercession of marquis d’Argenson and the comte de Maurepas but stayed out of political life from that date until his death in 1762. Arnaud de Maurepas, Antoine Boulant, Les ministres et les ministères du siècle des Lumières. Etude et dictionnaire, Christian-JAS, 1996, 452 p. Jean de Viguerie, Histoire et dictionnaire du temps des Lumières, Robert Laffont, collection Guil, Paris, 1995. ISBN 2-221-04810-5 Alix Bréban, Germain Louis Chauvelin, ministre de Louis XV, thesis from the École des chartes, 2004