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Neith

Neith was an early ancient Egyptian deity, said to be the first and the prime creator. She was said to be the creator of the universe and all it contains, she governs how it functions, she was the goddess of wisdom, the cosmos, rivers, childbirth, hunting and fate. Neith was the tutelary deity of Sais, where her cult was centered in the western Nile Delta of Lower Egypt and attested as early as the First Dynasty. Neith was one of the three tutelary deities of the southern city of Latopolis or Esna Latopolis was located on the west bank of the River Nile some 55 kilometres south of Luxor. Neith is a goddess of war and of hunting, had as her symbol two arrows crossed over a shield, she is a far more complex goddess than is known, of whom ancient texts only hint of her true nature. A religious silence was imposed by ancient Egyptians for secrecy, employing euphemisms and allusions and relying on symbols alone. In her usual representations, she is portrayed as a fierce deity, a woman wearing the Red Crown holding or using the bow and arrow, in others a harpoon.

In fact, the hieroglyphs of her name are followed by a determinative containing the archery elements, with the shield symbol of the name being explained as either double bows, intersected by two arrows, or, by other imagery associated with her worship. Her symbol identified the city of Sais; this symbol was displayed on top of her head in Egyptian art. In her form as a goddess of war, she was said to make the weapons of warriors and to guard their bodies when they died; as a deity, Neith is shown carrying the was scepter and the ankh. She is called such cosmic epithets as the "Cow of Heaven", a sky-goddess similar to Nut, as the Great Flood, Mehet-Weret, as a cow who gives birth to the sun daily. In these forms, she is associated with creation of both the primeval time and daily "re-creation"; as protectress of the Royal House, she is represented as a uraeus, functions with the fiery fury of the sun, In time, this led to her being considered as the personification of the primordial waters of creation.

She is identified as a great mother goddess in this role as a creator. She is the personification of the primeval waters, able to give birth parthenogenetically. Among the pairs of deities noted by the ancient Egyptians, she is paired with Ptah-Nun. In the same manner, her personification as the primeval waters is Mehet-Weret, conceptualized as streaming water, related to another use of the verb sti, meaning'to pour'. Neith is one of the most ancient deities associated with ancient Egyptian culture. Flinders Petrie noted the earliest depictions of her standards were known in predynastic periods, as can be seen from a representation of a barque bearing her crossed arrow standards in the Predynastic Period, as displayed in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, her first anthropomorphic representations occur in the early dynastic period, on a diorite vase of King Ny-Netjer of the Second Dynasty, found in the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. That her worship predominated the early dynastic periods is shown by a preponderance of theophoric names within which Neith appears as an element.

Predominance of Neith's name in nearly forty percent of early dynastic names, in the names of four royal women of the First Dynasty, only emphasizes the importance of this goddess in relation to the early society of Egypt, with special emphasis upon the Royal House. In the early periods of Egyptian history, the main iconographic representations of this goddess appear to have been limited to her hunting and war characteristics, although there is no Egyptian mythological reference to support the concept that this was her primary function as a deity, it has been suggested these hunting and war features of Neith's imagery may indicate her origin from Libya, located west and southwest of Egypt, where she was goddess of the combative peoples there. It has been theorized that Neith's primary cult point in the Old Kingdom was established in Saïs by Hor-Aha of the First Dynasty, in an effort to placate the residents of Lower Egypt by the ruler of the unified country. Textual and iconographic evidence indicates that she was a national goddess for Old Kingdom Egypt, with her own sanctuary in Memphis, indicating the high regard held for her.

There, she was known as "North of her Wall", as counterpoise to Ptah's "South of his Wall" epithet. While Neith is regarded as a deity of Lower Egypt, her worship was not located in that delta region, her cult reached its height in Saïs and in Memphis in the Old Kingdom, remained important, although to a lesser extent, through the Middle and New Kingdom. The cult regained prominence again during the twenty-sixth dynasties when worship at Saïs flourished again, as well as at Esna in Upper Egypt. Neith's symbol and part of her hieroglyph bore a resemblance to a loom, so in syncretisation of Egyptian myths by the Greek ruling class, she became goddess of weaving. At this time her role as a creator conflated with that of Athena, as a deity who wove all of the world and existence into being on her loom. Sometimes Neith was pictured as a woman nursing a baby crocodile, she was addressed with the title

Ralph A. Gamble

Ralph Abernethy Gamble was a Republican politician who represented Westchester County, New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1937 to 1957. He was a member of the prominent Gamble family of South Dakota. Gamble was born on May 1885, in Yankton, South Dakota, he graduated from Princeton University in 1909, from George Washington University Law School in 1911, from Columbia Law School in 1912. He practiced first in New York City, in Larchmont, he was counsel for the town of Mamaroneck from 1918 to 1933, for the town of Larchmont from 1926-1928. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, he was elected to Congress in 1937 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Millard and served from November 2, 1937, to January 3, 1957, he was chairman of the United States Congress Joint Committee on Housing during the 80th United States Congress. He died on March 1959, in Saint Michaels, Maryland. United States Congress.

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Schmackeboom

"Schmackeboom" is a song by Swedish singer of French origin - Tacfarina Yamoun. The single was released on 2 July 2014 under the label Warner Music Sweden; the author of the song is a Swedish producer Anderz Wrethov, who had written the song with Le Tac and Behrang Miri. The song was recorded in seven versions. A major part of each version is sung in French, the phrase before the chorus is pronounced in English, German, Italian or Spanish. There was published a separate single of remixes; the name of the song comes from the Swedish "schmacka". In 2014, the song was played on radio stations of Ukraine, Sweden, Poland and France. In August, 2014 at the singer's channel was uploaded music video. Le Tac is shown kneading the dough and clapping the buttocks of half-naked girls appearing in the kitchen with the dough, or "baguettes" in their hands. After that, he starts dancing among them together with the chef. In one of the episodes on some woman's body there appears the flag of Sweden; this video was forbidden on YouTube for unregistered users.

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