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Völuspá

Völuspá is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end, related to the audience by a völva addressing Odin, it is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse mythology. Henry Adam Bellows proposed a 10th-century dating and authorship by a pagan Icelander with knowledge of Christianity, he assumes the early hearers would have been familiar with the "story" of the poem and not in need of an explanation. The poem is preserved whole in the Codex Regius and Hauksbók manuscripts while parts of it are quoted in the Prose Edda, it consists of 60 fornyrðislag stanzas. Völuspá is found in the Codex Regius manuscript and in Haukr Erlendsson's Hauksbók Codex, many of its stanzas are quoted or paraphrased in Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda; the order and number of the stanzas varies in these sources. Some editors and translators have further rearranged the material; the Codex Regius version is taken as a base for editions.

The poem starts with the völva requesting silence from "the sons of Heimdallr" and asking Odin whether he wants her to recite ancient lore. She says, she goes on to relate a creation myth and mentions Ymir. The Æsir established order in the cosmos by finding places for the sun, the moon and the stars, thereby starting the cycle of day and night. A golden age ensued where the Æsir had plenty of gold and constructed temples and made tools, but three mighty giant maidens came from Jötunheimr and the golden age came to an end. The Æsir created the dwarves, of whom Mótsognir and Durinn are the mightiest. At this point ten of the poem's stanzas are over and six stanzas ensue which contain names of dwarves; this section, sometimes called "Dvergatal", is considered an interpolation and sometimes omitted by editors and translators. After the "Dvergatal", the creation of the first man and woman are recounted and Yggdrasil, the world-tree, is described; the seer recalls the burning of Gullveig that led to the first "folk" war, what occurred in the struggle between the Æsir and Vanir.

She recalls the time Freyja was given to the giants, interpreted as a reference to the myth of the giant builder, as told in Gylfaginning 42. The seeress reveals to Odin that she knows some of his own secrets, that he sacrificed an eye in pursuit of knowledge, she tells him how he gave it up in exchange for knowledge. She asks him in several refrains if he would like to hear more. In the Codex Regius version, the seeress goes on to describe the slaying of Baldr and fairest of the gods and the enmity of Loki, of others, she prophesies the destruction of the gods where fire and flood overwhelm heaven and earth as the gods fight their final battles with their enemies. This is the "fate of the gods" - Ragnarök, she describes the summons to battle, the deaths of many of the gods and how Odin, himself, is slain by Fenrir, the great wolf. Thor, the god of thunder and sworn protector of the earth, faces Jörmungandr, the world serpent, wins but Thor is only able to take nine steps afterward before collapsing due to the serpent's venom.

Víðarr kicks his jaw open before stabbing the wolf in the heart with his spear. The god Freyr fights the giant Surtr, who wields a fiery sword that shines brighter than the sun, Freyr falls. A beautiful reborn world will rise from the ashes of death and destruction where Baldr and Höðr will live again in a new world where the earth sprouts abundance without sowing seed; the surviving Æsir reunite with Hœnir and meet together at the field of Iðavöllr, discussing Jörmungandr, great events of the past, the runic alphabet. A final stanza describes the sudden appearance of Nidhogg the dragon, bearing corpses in his wings, before the seeress emerges from her trance. Völuspá is still one of the most discussed poems of the "Poetic Edda" and dates to the 10th century, the century before the Christianization of Iceland. Most scholars agree that there are Christian influences on the text, some pointing out parallels with the Sibylline Prophecies. Bellows stated in 1936 that the author of Völuspá would have had knowledge of Christianity and infused it in his poem.

Bellows dates the poem to the 10th century, a transitional period between paganism and Christianity and both religions would have co-existed before Christianity was declared the official religion on Iceland and the old paganism was tolerated if practiced in private. This allowed the traditions to survive to an extent in Iceland unlike in mainland Scandinavia; some authors have pointed out. Some have suggested that the Dvergatal section and the part where the "Almighty who rules over all" are insertions to the poem. Although some have identified "the Almighty" with Jesus, Bellows thought this was not the case. J. R. R. Tolkien, a philologist familiar with the Völuspá, utilized names from the Dvergatal for the Dwarves in his 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit. Stanzas from Völuspa are used as battle chants. Bugge, Sophus. Norræn fornkvæði. Christiania: Malling. Available online Dronke, Ursula; the Poetic Edda Volume II Mythological Poems. Oxford: Claren

KSV Hessen Kassel

KSV Hessen Kassel is a German association football club based in Kassel, Hesse. The club was founded as FC Union 93 Kassel in 1893 and just two years joined FC Hassia 93 Cassel to form Casseler FV 95. In 1919, fusion with VfK Kassel created SV Kurhessen Kassel, it was as Kurhessen that the club joined the Gauliga Hessen, one of sixteen top flight divisions established in the re-organization of German football in 1933 under the Third Reich. They were relegated at the end of the 1935–36 season and made their way back in 1938, but continued to perform poorly, narrowly missing relegation in subsequent seasons, they earned their best result in 1942 in the newly formed Gauliga Kurhessen, finishing just two points shy of division winners 1. SV Borussia 04 Fulda. In 1944, they joined CSC 03 Kassel to form the combined wartime side KSG SV Kurhessen/CSC 03 Kassel and again finished two points behind the division leaders, this time in third place on goal difference; the Gauliga Kurhessen was re-organized into three groups for the following season and the club assigned to the Gruppe Kassel, but the region was overtaken by World War II, bringing a stop to league play.

After the war, SVKK was one of a number of clubs merged to form the Gründung der Sportgruppe Süd, an association active in a number of sports. This club became VfL Kassel in 1946, merged with Kasseler SV Kassel in November 1947 to become today's KSV Hessen Kassel. Kassel established themselves as a stolid, but unremarked, second tier side, they played their way into what was at the time the first tier Oberliga Süd and found themselves in the Regionalliga Süd after the formation in 1963 of Germany's new premier level professional league, the Bundesliga. A first place Regionalliga finish in 1964 saw them compete unsuccessfully in the promotion rounds for the Bundesliga; the club continued to play tier II ball until the mid 70s when their performance dropped them to Amateur Oberliga Hessen until the start of the next decade brought an advance to the 2. Bundesliga. Through the 80s, the team flirted with promotion to the senior circuit, but could never quite put themselves over the top. In 1985 the club just missed being promoted: a loss to Nurenburg in the last game of the season against wins by three other clubs in the hunt saw Kassel left behind.

Those runs at the Bundesliga in the 80s, alongside an advance to the quarter final of the DFB-Pokal in 1991, represent the apex of the team's achievement. The club was bankrupted in 1993 and the football side set off on its own as FC Hessen Kassel, they too had financial problems and in 1998 found themselves bankrupt, but this time plunged all the way down to Kreisliga Hessen A. Kassel began their recovery by going unbeaten over the course of the next two seasons and advanced to the Oberliga Hessen which they won in 2005–06 to earn a promotion to the Regionalliga. In 2007–08, they failed to qualify for the new 3. Liga, remaining in the Regionaliga Süd, now tier four, they narrowly failed finishing third. At the end of the 2011–12 season the club was grouped into the new Regionalliga Südwest, which replaced the Regionalliga Süd in the region. In 2012–13 the club won the inaugural championship of the new league and qualified for the promotion play-off to the 3. Liga. Die Löwen lost their play-off tie for promotion to the 3.

Liga over two legs to Holstein Kiel who finished the 2012–13 season as champions of Regionalliga Nord. Kassel lost the first game of the tie away at the Holstein-Stadion in Kiel 2–0. In the return leg in Kassel, the club lost 2–1 at the Auestadion in front of 17,000 fans; the following season the club was not able to challenge for the championship, only finishing 13th. The club's honours: ‡ Won by reserve team Recent managers of the club: The recent season-by-season performance of the club: With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2008, the majority of football leagues in Hesse were renamed, with the Oberliga Hessen becoming the Hessenliga, the Landesliga becoming the Verbandsliga, the Bezirksoberliga becoming the Gruppenliga and the Bezirksliga becoming the Kreisoberliga. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.

The club's reserve team, KSV Hessen Kassel II, has played in the Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord since 2009. The team's greatest success has been to win the Hesse Cup in 1961 and finish runners-up in the Amateurliga Hessen in 1968; as of 4 April 2018Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Karl-Heinz Metzner, 2 caps for West Germany Harez Arian Habib, 14 appearances for Afghanistan Official website Abseits Guide to German Soccer KSV Hessen Kassel at Weltfussball.de Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables

All Over the Guy

All Over the Guy is a 2001 American gay-themed romantic comedy film directed by Julie Davis and written by Dan Bucatinsky. All Over the Guy is about Tom; the film is told in flashback, with Eli recounting his side to Esther, an HIV clinic worker as he waits for test results and Tom to a guy he meets at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Tom is the son of distant alcoholic WASP parents who never quite accepted his sexual orientation and as a result is a heavy drinker himself and has a penchant for random hookups with different men. Eli's parents are both Jewish psychiatrists who raised him to be open but ended up making him neurotic. Tom and Eli are set up on a blind date by their best friends and Brett, who think they would be a perfect match, they don't recognize it when they find it. On the date, a boring evening is broken up only by an amusing diatribe by Tom against the movie In & Out. A few days they run into each other at a flea market and hit it off, winding up back at Eli's place where Tom spends the night.

The next morning Tom says. Jackie and Brett decide to try again to set them up, the two men start to develop a relationship. Tom's fear of becoming close coupled with Eli's own insecurities makes it difficult for them to maintain, but Jackie and Brett get engaged which forces Tom and Eli together, they disguise their unease behind petty arguments over meaningless details of grammar and pronunciation but are able to push past the pettiness and make love. Eli tells Tom he loves him and Tom, lashes out at him the next day and drives him away; the flashbacks end here on Jackie's wedding. Esther tries to teach Eli to be more understanding of Tom's emotional needs; the AA member tries to sexually assault Tom, when he tells Jackie she upbraids him for throwing Eli away for daring to fall for him. At the reception and Tom come to realize that they have to overcome their families' dysfunction and their own fears. All Over the Guy premiered in 2001, with a small band called Kara's Flowers on hand to perform at the after party.

That band changed its name to Maroon 5. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 43% out of 47 professional critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 4.9/10. Kevin Maynard from Mr. Showbiz wrote “While both leads are appealing enough, it’s the stuff on the sidelines that keeps All Over the Guy entertaining.” Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times wrote “A romantic comedy of wit and substance that actor-writer Dan Bucatinsky and director Julie Davis have moved gracefully from stage to screen with a change of title and sexual orientation.” All Over the Guy on IMDb

Tsat Tsz Mui Road

Tsat Tsz Mui Road is a road in Tsat Tsz Mui in Hong Kong. The road runs in the area of Tsat Tsz Mui and eastern North Point from west to east, parallel to King's Road, except disjoint by a residential-commercial complex of Island Place; the road named after the Tsat Tsz Mui, which means "seven sisters". From 1911, the shore of Tsat Tsz Mui hosted bathing pavilions. Another, opened by the South China Athletic Association in 1929, was destroyed by the Japanese occupiers in 1941. In 1934 the Hong Kong Government began to develop a new road was built. Tsat Tsz Mui Road was completed on 15 December 1939. Starting with a short section between Kam Hong Street and Shu Kuk Street, the road was extended to Model Housing Estate; the section was split into two when a bus depot was built between Tin Chiu Street and Kam Hong Street. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong

Great Bear Lake (novel)

Great Bear Lake is the second novel in the Seekers series written by Erin Hunter, a pseudonym used by authors Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland and editor Victoria Holmes. This specific novel was written by Cherith Baldry; the novel follows the adventures of three bears, Toklo and Lusa. Each bear form a bond; the declining environment and racism among the bears are two of the themes present in the novel. The novel was released in the US on 10 February 2009 and has been released in the UK, Canada and translated into Russian. Critical reception was positive with reviewers praising the realistic behaviour of the bears and the honest approach to various themes. Great Bear Lake continues the story of Kallik, Lusa and Ujurak as the bear cubs try to find their way to the Arctic. At the end of the book, Kallik joins the other bear cubs along with her brother Taqqiq when near Great Bear Lake and they celebrate the Longest Day. Great Bear Lake was first published in the United States as a hardover and audiobook on 10 February 2009.

The book was released as a paperback on 5 January 2010 and as an e-book on 6 October 2009. The books have been released in the United Kingdom and Canada. Canada received the second book on 1 January 2010, it was released in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2012. The first three books have been translated into Russian. Children's Literature comments that the book deals with familiar themes to the Warriors series such as youth versus age, new versus tradition, the discovery that others are not different from oneself. Kidsreads states that the theme of racisim is dealt throughout the book along with the fact that a strong message about the environment is sent. A reviewer from Voice of Youth Advocates finds that themes like adolscent rebellion, habitat destruction and global climate change are found in the book. Great Bear Lake reached number 68 on Publishers Weekly's Children's Fiction Bestsellers during the week of 22 March 2010, having sold 150,000 copies. Booklist comments that the story is told with a balance between anthropomorphic characterization, realistic behavior and the brutalities of life in the wild.

Children's Literature notes the similarity of themes to the Warriors series and that fans will appreciate new clans and traditions. The reviewer comments that it is not as action packed as the Warriors series, as suggested by the title. Chris Shanley-Delliman from Kidsreads praises the book for it vivid descriptions, he states that Hunter takes on the theme of racism through a "honest approach" - three bears of different color and background meeting together. The reviewer states that the book deals with an environment theme; the Horn Book Magazine states in a review for The Great Bear Lake and Smoke Mountain that the latter may leave readers wondering where the series is heading to while noting that fans will enjoy the mix of fantasy adventure and realistic animal beahviour in both books. Voice of Youth Advocates notes that the book is not "great literature" but is a good story; the reviewer notes that the bears are "appealingly bearlike" despite being anthropomorphized and having human issues like conflicts with friends and adolescence.

The reviewer mentions the theme of habitat destruction and global climate change. Readers are advised to read the series in order as the volume does not provide a summary of the first novel

Go Forth

Go Forth is the third album by Les Savy Fav, released in 2001. It was released by Frenchkiss Records, it was mixed during June 2001 at Magic Shop and was mastered by John Loder at Abbey Road Studios, London. "Tragic Monsters" – 3:14 "Reprobate's Resumé" – 3:04 "Crawling Can Be Beautiful" – 3:00 "Disco Drive" – 4:05 "The Slip" – 2:54 "Daily Dares" – 3:08 "One to Three" – 2:48 "Pills" – 3:29 "Adopduction" – 3:26 "No Sleeves" – 4:06 "Bloom on Demand" – 6:35 "I Hope You Like This-Love LSF" – 2:56 All songs by Les Savy Fav: Tim Harringtonvocals Syd Butlerbass Seth Jabour – guitar Harrison Hayes – drums Produced and Engineered by Phil Ek Mastered by John Loder