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The Gulistan

Gulistan, The (rose garden) A collection of didactic fables in rhymed prose with interspersed verses by the Persian poet Sadi, written in 1258. The Gulistan is made up of eight chapters or divisions, each one treating a different subject. They are “The Manners of Kings,” “The Morals of Dervishes,” “On the Excellence of Contentment,” “On the Advantages of Silence,” “On …

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Dervish and the King, The

Moral fable by the Persian mystic poet Sadi, in The Gulistan (chapter 1, story 28). A solitary dervish (holy man) was sitting in a corner of the desert when a king passed by, but he took no notice of the king. The king became angry, saying to his prime minister, “This tribe of rag weavers resembles beasts.” The prime minister …

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Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy (1866–1911?) In U.S. history and legend, assumed name of Robert Leroy Parker, leader of the Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang consisting of Kid Curry, Harry Longbaugh (the Sundance Kid), Ben Kilpatrick (the Tall Texan), Harry Tracy, Elza Lay, Deaf Charley Hanks, and other criminals. When the railroads hired the Pinkerton Agency to chase down Cassidy, he and Harry …

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Church and School of Wicca

Church and School of Wicca Religious and educational institutions founded by Gavin and Yvonne Frost, located in Hinton, West Virginia. The Church of Wicca, founded in 1968, is the oldest recognized church of Witchcraft in the United States, achieving federal recognition in 1972. Its teaching arm is the School of Wicca, which offers correspondence courses. History. The Frosts, who were …

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Huitaca

Huitaca In the mythology of the Chibcha Indians of Colombia, evil goddess of indulgence, drunkenness, and license. Huitaca came to earth to destroy the good works of the culture hero Nemterequeteba and to teach men evil. In some accounts she is said to be the wife of the chief of the gods, Bochica; in others she is said to be …

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Zipacna

ziPacna (Mountain Mover) Son of the giant stone man Vukub-Cakix from the Quiché myths recorded in the PoPol Vuh. The family had amazing powers that made them very boastful and arrogant. Vukub-Cakix had a body made of precious metals that he claimed made him shine brighter than the Sun and Moon. His son Cabrakan had the power to shake the …

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Apocatequil

Apocatequil (Chief of the Followers of the Moon) To the Huamachuco Indians in Peru, the god of night, also referred to as the Prince of Evil. (This name may be more from the connection to night than from being bad.) Apocatequil’s twin is the god of day, Piguerao (White Bird). According to Huamachuco myth, Apocatequil and Piguerao were born among …

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