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Horae

In Greek mythology the Horae or Horai or Hours were the goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of time. The word "Horae" comes from the Proto-Indo-European stem *Hioh1-r- "year." They were the personifications of nature in its different seasonal aspects, but in times they were regarded as goddesses of order in general and natural justice. "They bring and bestow ripeness, they come and go in accordance with the firm law of the periodicities of nature and of life", Karl Kerenyi observed: "Hora means'the correct moment'." Traditionally, they guarded the gates of Olympus, promoted the fertility of the earth, rallied the stars and constellations. The course of the seasons was symbolically described as the dance of the Horae, they were accordingly given the attributes of spring flowers and graceful freshness. For example, in Hesiod's Works and Days, the fair-haired Horai, together with the Charites and Peitho crown Pandora—she of "all gifts"—with garlands of flowers. Aphrodite, emerging from the sea and coming ashore at Cyprus, is dressed and adorned by the Horai, according to a surviving fragment of the epic Cypria, Aphrodite wore clothing made for her by the Charites and Horai, dyed with spring flowers, such as the Horai themselves wear.

The number of Horae varied according to different sources, but was most three: either the trio of Thallo and Carpo or Eunomia and her sisters Dike and Eirene. In Argos, two Horae, rather than three, were recognised winter and summer: Auxesia and Damia. In late euhemerist interpretations, they were seen as Cretan maidens who were worshipped as goddesses after they had been wrongfully stoned to death; the earliest written mention of Horai is in the Iliad where they appear as keepers of Zeus's cloud gates. "Hardly any traces of that function are found in the subsequent tradition," Karl Galinsky remarked in passing. They were daughters of half-sisters to the Moirai; the Horai are mentioned in two aspects in Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns: in one variant emphasizing their fruitful aspect, Thallo and Carpo—the goddesses of the three seasons the Greeks recognized: spring and autumn—were worshipped amongst rural farmers throughout Greece. Of the first, more familiar, triad associated with Aphrodite and Zeus is their origins as emblems of times of life, growth: Thallo or Thalatte was the goddess of spring and blooms, a protector of youth.

Auxo or Auxesia was worshipped in Athens as one of their two Charites, Auxo was the Charis of spring and Hegemone was the Charis of autumn. One of the Horae, the goddess and personification of the season of summer. Carpo, Carpho or Xarpo was the one who brings food and was in charge of autumn and harvesting, as well as guarding the way to Mount Olympus and letting back the clouds surrounding the mountain if one of the gods left, she was an attendant to Persephone and Hera, was associated with Dionysus and Pan. At Athens, two Horae: Thallo and Carpo appear in rites of Attica noted by Pausanias in the 2nd century AD. Thallo and Carpo are accompanied by Chione, a daughter of Boreas and Orithyia/ Oreithyia, the goddess/personification of snow and winter. Along with Chione, Thallo and Carpo were a part of the entourage of the goddess of the turn of the seasons, Persephone. Of the second triad associated to Themis and Zeus for law and order: Diké was the goddess of moral justice: she ruled over human justice, as her mother Themis ruled over divine justice.

The anthropomorphisation of Diké as an ever-young woman dwelling in the cities of men was so ancient and strong that in the 3rd century BCE Aratus in Phaenomena 96 asserted that she was born a mortal and that, though Zeus placed her on earth to keep mankind just, he learned this was impossible and placed her next to him on Olympus, as the Greek astronomical/astrological constellation The Maiden. Eunomia was the goddess of legislation; the same or a different goddess may have been a daughter of Aphrodite. Eirene or Irene, was the personification of peace and wealth, was depicted in art as a beautiful young woman carrying a cornucopia, scepter and a torch or rhyton; the last triad of Horae was identified by Hyginus: Pherusa, Euporie or Euporia, Orthosie or Orthosia Nonnus in his Dionysiaca mentions a distinct set of four Horae, the daughters of Helios. Quintus Smyrnaeus attributes the Horae as the daughters of Helios and Selene, describes them as the four handmaidens of Her

Outline of Mauritania

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mauritania: Mauritania – sovereign country located in West Africa. Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the southwest, by Mali on the east and southeast, by Algeria on the northeast, by the Morocco-controlled Western Sahara on the northwest, it is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast. Pronunciation: Common English country name: Mauritania Official English country name: The Islamic Republic of Mauritania Common endonym: Official endonym: Adjectival: Mauritanian Demonym: ISO country codes: MR, MRT, 478 ISO region codes: See ISO 3166-2:MR Internet country code top-level domain:.mr Geography of Mauritania Mauritania is: a country Population of Mauritania: 3,124,000 - 135th most populous country Area of Mauritania: 1,030,700 km2 Atlas of Mauritania Mauritania is situated within the following regions: Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere Africa Sahara Desert North Africa West Africa Time zone: Coordinated Universal Time UTC+00 Extreme points of Mauritania High: Kediet ej Jill 915 m Low: Sebkha de Ndrhamcha −5 m Land boundaries: 5,074 km Mali 2,237 km Morocco 1,561 km Senegal 813 km Algeria 463 kmCoastline: 754 km Climate of Mauritania Ecoregions in Mauritania Wildlife of Mauritania Fauna of Mauritania Birds of Mauritania Mammals of Mauritania Glaciers in Mauritania: none Rivers of Mauritania World Heritage Sites in Mauritania Regions of Mauritania List of ecoregions in Mauritania Ecoregions in Mauritania Administrative divisions of Mauritania Regions of Mauritania Departments of Mauritania Departments of Mauritania Capital of Mauritania: Nouakchott Cities of Mauritania Demographics of Mauritania Politics of Mauritania Form of government: Capital of Mauritania: Nouakchott Elections in Mauritania Political parties in Mauritania Government of Mauritania Head of state: President of Mauritania, Head of government: Prime Minister of Mauritania, Parliament of Mauritania Upper house: Senate of Mauritania Lower house: National Assembly of Mauritania Court system of Mauritania Foreign relations of Mauritania Diplomatic missions in Mauritania Diplomatic missions of Mauritania The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a member of: Law of Mauritania Constitution of Mauritania Crime in Mauritania Human rights in Mauritania LGBT rights in Mauritania Freedom of religion in Mauritania Law enforcement in Mauritania Military of Mauritania Command Commander-in-chief: Forces Army of Mauritania Air Force of Mauritania Local government in Mauritania History of Mauritania Culture of Mauritania Cuisine of Mauritania Languages of Mauritania National symbols of Mauritania Coat of arms of Mauritania Flag of Mauritania National Anthem of Mauritania Public holidays in Mauritania Religion in Mauritania Christianity in Mauritania Hinduism in Mauritania Islam in Mauritania World Heritage Sites in Mauritania Cinema of Mauritania Music of Mauritania Sports in Mauritania Football in Mauritania Mauritania at the Olympics Economy of Mauritania Economic rank, by nominal GDP: 151st Agriculture in Mauritania Communications in Mauritania Internet in Mauritania Companies of Mauritania Currency of Mauritania: Ouguiya ISO 4217: MRO Health care in Mauritania Mining in Mauritania Tourism in Mauritania Transport in Mauritania Airports in Mauritania Rail transport in Mauritania Education in Mauritania Health in Mauritania Mauritania Index of Mauritania-related articles List of international rankings List of Mauritania-related topics Member state of the United Nations Outline of Africa Outline of geography

Celso Jaque

Celso Alejandro Jaque is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, former Argentine Ambassador to Colombia, former governor of Mendoza Province and a former senator. Born in Malargüe, Jaque graduated as an accountant at the National University of Cuyo, he joined the Justicialists in 1983, was elected to the Provincial Legislature in 1991, serving until 1995, when he was elected Mayor of Malargüe. He in 2003, was elected to the Argentine Senate. Jaque chaired the Federal revenue sharing committee until 2005, the Infrastructure committee until 2007, he was elected Governor of Mendoza in October 2007, replacing Julio Cobos, elected Vice President of Argentina. The governor of the fourth most important district in Argentina, Jaque's support was courted by the faction of the Justicialist Party opposed to Kirchnerism, he remained an ally, however, of the embattled President Cristina Kirchner, who lost the support of Vice President Cobos and most Mendoza Justicialists during the 2008 Argentine government conflict with the agricultural sector.

Mendoza Province

River Faughan

The River Faughan is a river in northwest Northern Ireland. According to Lebor Gabála Érenn, Fochain was a daughter of an ancient settler of Ireland. In the Táin Bó Cúailnge, Cúchulainn meets with Fergus mac Róich in Glenn Fochaine; the River Faughan rises on Sawel Mountain, north of Park and flows northwestwards through Claudy, crossing the A6 west of Drumahoe. It flows northwards on the eastern edge of Derry city, being bridged by the A2 between Campsey and Strathfoyle; the Faughan enters Lough Foyle east of Coolkeeragh power station. The River Faughan is a brown trout and salmon fishery. "The Faughan Side" is a traditional Irish song from the early 20th century. The river gives its name near Eglinton. Rivers of Ireland

Fantasy Island (UK amusement park)

Open March - November. Fantasy Island is a family amusement park in Ingoldmells on the East Coast of England. Opened in 1993, it sits in a busy spread of holiday parks; the park has been operated by Blue Anchor Leisure and Conduit Leisure. On 5 August 2014, Fantasy Island announced; the park continued to operate whilst the finances were reviewed. Duff & Phelps was appointed as Fantasy Island's administrator; the Mellors Group acquired Fantasy Island in 2016 following the 2014 administration. Mellors Group planned to improve the attractions. G-Force left the park at the end of 2017 to allow the park to continue with its development plans and new attractions over the coming years. In March 2019 it was announced that The Beast left the park on the 31st of March, has been replaced by AirMaxx 360 for the 2019 season. AirMaxx 360 left the park at the end of August 2019; the Odyssey opened on 23 May 2002 by Amar Dhokia and is named to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a custom layout, suspended looping roller coaster made by Vekoma with five inversions.

Standing at 167' tall, it is the third tallest coaster in the UK after Stealth. It has a drop of 141' and speeds of up to 68 mph are achieved with a G-force of 4.8. The ride has one train which seats riders in twos across ten cars with a maximum number of 20 passengers. Initial plans for Jubilee Odyssey in 2001 indicated 290' in height; these plans were rejected due to complaints from local residents. Based on the plans, Jubilee Odyssey would have been the tallest inverted roller coaster and ranked 7th tallest roller coaster in the world. A year after Jubilee Odyssey opened. For the 2016 season it has been repainted yellow with dark grey supports; the Millennium Roller Coaster opened on 22 May 1999 is a steel roller coaster made by Vekoma. It was the first rollercoaster to feature an inversion at Fantasy Island; the ride is 150' tall with a loop at 100'. The ride has three inversions; the minimum height requirement for this ride is 1.2m, children under 1.4m must be accompanied by an adult. It had its own token but was replaced by the Jubilee token in 2002, it now requires the use of an iCard or Discovery wristband.

Just in time for the 2018 season Millennium has been refurbished with a brand new colour scheme. The track is now pink with lime green supports and the train has been fitted with LED strip lights along the sides; the Volcano is 1 of 2, 200 ft S&S Space Shot, operating at the park since 1998. The minimum height required is 1.4m. The ride reaches 183 ft in the air at a high speed of 50 mphThe seats once tilted as it launches up and produces a loud sound that can be heard from the Butlins Skegness resort. Ice Mountain is a Reverchon Spinning coaster which arrived at the park in 2019, it has the lowest height out of the thrill rides. The ride takes place inside a transportable warehouse where it contains theming relating to snow and ice; the attraction has been used at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland and is now set to replace the parks old Reverchon Spinning Coaster'Fantasy Mouse.' The Fantasy mouse was removed at the end of the 2018 season to make space for the halloween attraction'Psycho Vault and the Circus of Screams' during the parks Halloween Event.

The ride is set to be better themed taking place indoors and in the dark. Rhombus Rocket is a WGH Transportation powered coaster, first opening in 1995 with the rest of the park. In 2007 it received a major refurbishment changing the train and track. For the 2019 season it received another overhaul with brown supports and gold track and a new train design; the station got re-themed with adding trellis and changing the colours around the station. New for 2018, Magic is a Huss manufactured ride consisting of twelve four-seater gondolas which rotate at a high speed creating sudden twists and spins; the four arms which the gondolas are attached to raise up and down in a wave like motion. New for 2020, manufactured by Zierer, it is a Starshape model opening as Bling at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it was relocated to Skyline Park as Sky Jet. In Late 2019 / early 2020 it was bought by Mellor's group and sent to Fantasy Island. Opening in April 2004, Absolutely Insane was the UK's only Sky Sling; the ride was manufactured by S&S Power and launched riders to 240 ft into the air at speeds of up to 40 mph.

In 2007, towards the end of the season, the ride was left standing, but not operating, until the ride was removed from the park in March 2010. When The Eye on the Coast opened at the park in 2004, it was Europe's tallest ferris wheel, standing at a mammoth 196 feet. Consisting of 40 gondolas, the ride could hold a total of 240 passengers a time; the ride was closed after just two years and was removed in 2006 as sold to the Mellors Group and now tours as the Mellors Wheel. Topsey Turvey was a Top Spin type ride manufactured by Fabbri and was located where Sea Storm stands before it got removed from the park, it opened in the park's opening year in 1995. It was purchased from Pat Evans, it was sold to travelling showman Evan Moran in 1998, was relocated to Pleasure Island as Terror Rack. Pleasure Island has since closed. G-Force is a Giant Booster manufactured by Fabbri, it is the only one in the world and appeared in the 2002 and 2003 seasons before

Wenecja

Wenecja is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Żnin, within Żnin County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies 6 kilometres south-east of Żnin and 38 km south-west of Bydgoszcz; the village has a population of 300. Its picturesque location among three lakes resulted in its name alluding to the location of Italian Venice; the village, called "the pearl of Pałuki", is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Pałuki region. Wenecja is located on the line of the narrow gauge railway running from the town of Żnin to famous Biskupin and further on to Gąsawa; the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and the ruins of the 14th century castle attract thousands of tourists to this beautiful Pałuki village. Biskupin Heritage railways Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship narrow gauge railway Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Wenecja Pałuki Żnin Urząd Miejski - Żnin Town Hall Starostwo Powiatowe - Żnin County Office The Archaeological Museum in Biskupin The Narrow Gauge Railway Company in Żnin Muzeum Ziemi Pałuckiej - The Museum of the Pałuki Land in Żnin