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Horus

Horus or Her, Hor in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably god of kingship and the sky. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists; these various forms may be different manifestations of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most depicted as a falcon, most a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head; the earliest recorded form of Horus is the tutelary deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, the first known national god related to the ruling pharaoh who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris's heir and the rival to Set, the murderer and brother of Osiris.

In another tradition Hathor is sometimes as his wife. Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as ḥr.w "Falcon". Additional meanings are thought to have been "the distant one" or "one, above, over"; as the language changed over time, it appeared in Coptic varieties variously as hoːɾ or ħoːɾ and was adopted into ancient Greek as Ὧρος Hōros. It survives in Late Egyptian and Coptic theophoric name forms such as Siese "son of Isis" and Harsiese "Horus, Son of Isis". Nekheny may have been another falcon god worshipped at Nekhen, city of the falcon, with whom Horus was identified from early on. Horus may be shown as a falcon on the Narmer Palette, dating from about the 31st century BC; the Pyramid Texts describe the nature of the pharaoh in different characters as both Horus and Osiris. The pharaoh as Horus in life became the pharaoh as Osiris in death, where he was united with the other gods. New incarnations of Horus succeeded the deceased pharaoh on earth in the form of new pharaohs; the lineage of Horus, the eventual product of unions between the children of Atum, may have been a means to explain and justify pharaonic power.

The gods produced by Atum were all representative of terrestrial forces in Egyptian life. By identifying Horus as the offspring of these forces identifying him with Atum himself, identifying the Pharaoh with Horus, the Pharaoh theologically had dominion over all the world; the notion of Horus as the pharaoh seems to have been superseded by the concept of the pharaoh as the son of Ra during the Fifth Dynasty. Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband Osiris, except his penis, thrown into the Nile and eaten by a catfish, or sometimes depicted as instead by a crab, according to Plutarch's account used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a phallus to conceive her son. After becoming pregnant with Horus, Isis fled to the Nile Delta marshlands to hide from her brother Set, who jealously killed Osiris and who she knew would want to kill their son. There Isis bore Horus. Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to contain the Sun and Moon.

It became said that the Sun was his right eye and the Moon his left, that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. The reason that the Moon was not as bright as the Sun was explained by a tale, known as The Contendings of Horus and Seth. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until the gods sided with Horus; as Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as ḥr.w wr "Horus the Great", but more translated "Horus the Elder". In the struggle, Set had lost a testicle, Horus' eye was gouged out. Horus was shown in art as a naked boy with a finger in his mouth sitting on a lotus with his mother. In the form of a youth, Horus was referred to as nfr ḥr.w "Good Horus", transliterated Neferhor, Nephoros or Nopheros. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power from deities, in this case from Horus or Ra; the symbol is seen on images of Horus' mother, on other deities associated with her.

In the Egyptian language, the word for this symbol was "wedjat". It was the eye of one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, who became associated with Bastet and Hathor as well. Wadjet was a solar deity and this symbol began as her all-seeing eye. In early artwork, Hathor is depicted with this eye. Funerary amulets were made in the shape of the Eye of Horus; the Wedjat or Eye of Horus is "the central element" of seven "gold, faience and lapis lazuli" bracelets found on the mummy of Shoshenq II. The Wedjat "was intended to ward off evil. Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors would paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel. Horus was told by his mother, Isis, to protect the people of Egypt from Set, the god of the desert, who had killed Horus' father, Osiris. Horus had many battles with Set, not only to avenge his father, but to choose the rightful ruler of Egypt. In these battles, Horus came to be associated with Lower Egypt, became its patron. According to The Contend

Antonio Graziani

Antonio Graziani was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Boiano. Antonio Graziani was born on 21 November 1620. On 15 February 1666, he was appointed by Pope Alexander VII as Bishop of Boiano, he served as Bishop of Boiano until his death in May 1684. While bishop, he served as the principal co-consecrator of Agostino Flavio Macedonich, Bishop of Stagno, Arcangelo de Chilento, Bishop of L’Aquila, Ignatius Fiumi, Bishop of Polignano, Bernardino Masseri, Bishop of Anagni. Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Campobasso–Boiano". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campobasso–Boiano". GCatholic.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018

Poetry for the Beat Generation

Poetry for the Beat Generation is the debut album of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac and was released in 1959. Initial performances of these poems were poorly received by an audience at the Village Vangard in 1957. However, Kerouac was so impressed with how the poems sounded when accompanied by Steve Allen's piano that it became the first record Kerouac committed to audio. Kerouac is accompanied by Steve Allen on the piano. All songs were written by Kerouac; the album is included in the CD box set The Jack Kerouac Collection. "October in the Railroad Earth" – 7:08 "Deadbelly" – 1:02 "Charlie Parker" – 3:43 "The Sounds of the Universe Coming in My Window" – 3:14 "One Mother" – 0:47 "Goofing at the Table" – 1:42 "Bowery Blues" – 3:48 "Abraham" – 1:14 "Dave Brubeck" – 0:27 "I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time" – 6:11 "The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception" – 1:51 "McDougal Street Blues" – 3:23 "The Moon Her Majesty" – 1:36 "I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous" – 0:37 "Readings from On the Road & Visions of Cody" – 3:31