July 17, 2019
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Woman

A woman /ˈwʊmən/, pl: women is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as “women’s rights“. Women are typically capable of giving birthfrom puberty onwards, though older women who have gone through menopause and some intersex women cannot. Throughout history women have assumed various social roles in occupation. In some cultures, a ...

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Baby

An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning “unable to speak” or “speechless”) is the more formal or specialised synonym for “baby“, the very young offspring of a human. The term may also be used to refer to juveniles of other organisms. A newborn is, in colloquial use, an infant who is only hours, days, or up to one month old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate (from Latin, neonatus, newborn) refers to an infant in the first 28 days ...

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Pellican

Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches, and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season. The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are ...

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Lynx

A lynx (plural lynx or lynxes[3]) is any of the four species within the Lynx genus of medium-sized wild cats. The name “lynx” originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word “λύγξ”,[2] derived from the Indo-European root “leuk-“, meaning “light, brightness”,[4] in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes.[4] There is considerable confusion about the best way to classify felids at present, and some authorities[who?] classify them as part of the genus Felis.  Neither the caracal, sometimes called the Persian lynx or African lynx, nor the jungle cat, ...

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Jackal

The sacred animal correspondence for The Eighth Sephiroth: Hod is the Jackal or the mythic creature known as hermaphrodite. (Aleister Crowley, 777, p. 10) Although the word jackal has often been used historically to refer to many small- to medium-sized species of the wolfgenus of mammals, Canis, today it most properly[clarification needed] and commonly refers to three species: the black-backed jackal, the side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the golden jackal of northern Africa and south-central Eurasia. The black-backed and side-striped ...

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Ibis

The ibis is its sacred bird, which ages ago was observed to have the curious habit of standing on one leg for long periods of time, and to the fertile imagination of the ancients this suggested the absorption in profound meditation. In Yoga practice there is a posture called the Ibis wherein the practitioner balances himself on one leg. The rituals, moreover, adress Thoth as “O thou of the Ibis ...

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Sparrow

Sparrows are a family of small passerine birds. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names also used for a particular genus of the family, Passer.[1] They are distinct from both the American sparrows, in the family Passerellidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java sparrow of the family Estrildidae. Many species nest on buildings and the house and Eurasian tree sparrows, in particular, inhabit cities in large numbers, so sparrows are among the most familiar of all wild birds. ...

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Swan

Swans are waterfowl, closely connected with water, even nesting near the water. Water is symbolic of concepts such as Fluidity, Intuition, Dreaming, Emotions, Creativity. In this respect, we can intuit the swan’s appearance in our lives as an arrow pointing to our dreamier depths and feelings. Furthermore, we get the sense of balance from swan meaning as it lives harmoniously amongst three of the four Aristotelian elements. Grounding herself on ...

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Dove

The birds being view of the legend that whosoever wore Aphrodite’s girdle became an object of universal love and desire. In ancient Greek myth, it was the Dove was the bird of Athena which represented the renewal of life. There is also Aphrodite (Venus in Roman myth), the voluptuous goddess-mother of love, which is often featured with a dove nearby in artistic portrait. Here we get the sense of higher ...

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Owl

The Owl is also an attribution for this fifth path since it is the totem animal of the Roman Goddess Minerva which is also an attribution. Owls are a group of birds that belong to the orderStrigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of preyspecies. Most are solitaryand nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g. the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth ...

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