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  1. ''ZELUS'' The personification for ''Jealousy'' (and related emotions), ''Zelus'' (from which the word ''Zeal'' derives), was a Greek Daemon who in addition to disrupting Human acts, could equally ''annoy'' The Gods themselves, by instilling jealousy, graft and greed. Commonly associated with a ''malady'' most commonly within Women (as it was thought), Zelus was also a tormentor to common human romance.
  2. ''BIA'' From Greek Mythology, ''Bia'' was a ''Vice'' personified for Anger and Force as related to that emotion). Female, She was Sister to ''Nike'' (Victory). It was said that Bia was The Goddess who informed against Prometheus (a Mortal who stole the secret of Fire from The Gods). A ''Minor Vice'' (for Anger can be controlled), Bias was also often seen (and blamed), for disrupting Diplomacy.
  3. ''MANA GENITA'' Loosely associated by The Ancient Romans as a Goddess related to the birth of healthy children, Mana Genita was also ''Queen of Manes'' (or the term used to describe Ghosts and Spirits by The Romans. She was appeased thru the sacrifice of young canines, preferably female. Mana Genita was seen as ''Good'' (or at best, malevolent). Genita is also associated with The Crow.
  4. ''LIBITINA'' Of somewhat obscure origins, The Roman Goddess identified as Libitina was identified with Funerals and Burial Customs. The concept of Death was also linked to her name. Often, sacred groves of trees were planted in Her honor, as a sort of ''living'' Temple. Upon death, one had to pay a special tax to Libitina, which was seen as a form of ''appeasement''. Often, when ''displeased'', plagues and mass illness were linked to Her.
  5. ''IUSAASET'' Dating to 2,700 BC, Iusaaset was and early Ancient Egyptian Creation Deity, whose Cult was specific to The City of Heliopolis (in Northern Cairo). Human in appearance (and feminine), a Scarab Beetle was often placed on Her head as Her symbolism. She was seen as Patron to a variety of scared trees, seen as part of The Great God Atum's worship.
  6. ''BELET-SERI'' From Ancient Babylon, Belet-Seri was seen as an Underworld Goddess, dating to the 6th Century BC. Belet-Seri was seen as The ''Scribe of The Dead'' – responsible for recording the names of all Souls who died. These are then turned over to Erishkigal, Goddess of The Dead for distribution (Salvation or Damnation). Belet-Seri was later identified as ''The Queen of The Desert'', who performed a silimar function.
  7. ''EINGANA'' The Aboriginal Tribes of Australian, are old and mysterious. Their legends and mythology is often linked to possible Extraterrestrial contacts as well as establishing some uniquely bizarre creatures and beasts. Eingana is easily one. ''She'' is part of The Aboriginal ''Creationist'' Theory – being responsible for all water and animals on The Earth. She lives in a ''realm'' known as ''Dreamtime'' (perhaps best described as a form of parallel reality only achieved thru deep sleep). Eingana is said to be part-serpent and part-human in form. She is both ''massive'' and ''small'' at the same time. Said to be without the reproductive organ and related ''opening'', it took another Creator God to open Her ''up'' to create one to give birth to all things. It is further believed that Eingana maintains a ''connection'' with all things. When She ''releases'' that ''grasp'' – the animal or ''thing'' will die.
  8. ''HINE-NUI-TE-PO'' The Maori of The Northern Pacific have a Mythos regarding a Goddess called Hine-Nui-Te-Po. Known as The ''Goddess of Night'', she is tasked to collect the souls of those who die and guide them to Paradise (or Rarohenga). She had many Temples and Icons built and dedicated to Her. She has several rather ''adult'' origins stories, by which her female anatomy often features as being responsible for ''eternal life''.
  9. ''HYSMINAI'' A Daemon of The Family relating to ''The Vices of Man'' – Hysminai was another ''version'' of the personification of War, Battles and Conflict. While it's ''Brother'', The Machai was more specific – Hysminai may have been closer to familial strife or conflict among neighbors.
  10. ''ALAISIAGAE'' Of Ancient Germanic origins (and adopted into The Celtic Mythos) – Alaisiagae was a Female Goddess of Pagans, responsible for Victory. She was perhaps one of the founding ideologies for Rome's Nike and other (later) Female ''Heroic'' figures. As was typical, Alaisiagae was shown (often) nude, save Her Shield, Helmet and Sword. Modesty was not a major cultural issue with some Pagan Societies – but revered as exposing Oneself to danger without fear.
  11. ''MANIA'' Linked to Ancient Etruscan Mythology, ''Mania'' was the ''Goddess of The Dead''. Much like the later adopted Hades (Roman), She and Her ''Husband'' – Mantus, occupied a similar role. Mania was seen as ''Mother of Ghosts'', able to control all those who had died and were spirit. During the time required to ''judge'' them, they were ''used'' for all manner and purposes. It could be as a Portent or Haunting in the Living World. Her very appearance was both ''beauty and complete ugliness''. So much so, that IF a living Man or Woman ''beheld'' Her, they would go insane (and so would their spirit in The Afterlife). The psychological ideology of Mania (insanity) was derived from Her name when Her Cult was dopted by The Greeks.
  12. ''KHNUM'' Dating to Ancient Egypt's 4th Dynasty of 2,600 BC – ''Khnum'' was an early ''Creation Deity'' responsible for The Nile and it's life giving flow through Africa. He was also associated with Potter's with His image placed on such as a ''high'' Honor, guaranteeing ''good fortune'' to whatever was stored inside. Human in appearance – save His head which was that of a Bull, Khnum was revered by Pharaoh Khufu, who ordered the construction of the mighty ''Great Pyramid'' Complex (also known as The Pyramid of Cheops).
  13. Monsters and Myth Index Page #96 1. Shed 2. Khnum 3. Mania 4. Alaisiagae 5. Hysminai 6. Hine-Nui-Te-Po 7. Eingana 8. Belet-Seri 9. Iusaaset 10. Libitina 11. Mana Genita 12. Bia 13. Mors 14. Zelus
  14. ''SHED'' Dating to Egypt's 18th Dynasty (1,500 BC) – The Deity known as ''Shed'' was seen as a ''Child God''. Perhaps later associated with a ''young'' Horus – Shed was known to His Followers as ''The Savior''. It was He would guarded and protected them from all forms of illness (of both body and mind). Often portrayed on Temples in the company of snakes and crocodiles, Shed could ''control'' them as well. He is always shown as a Human Child, roughly 10 to 13 years of age, and with shaven head (a sign of His Divinity).
  15. ''WARG” Associated more so with Norse Legend (and later Germany and England), The Warg was a class of ''Giant Wolf'' – like creature, said to be highly intelligent and very deadly. They were portrayed in literature (Saga) as having almost ''human-like'' abilities and could (it was said) ''understand'' Human speech. In some cases, The Warg could be somewhat ''domesticated'' by ''Heroic'' Owners and ''ridden'' into battle. Often seen with overly large incisors (fangs), The Warg is one of the most commonly featured ''Beasts'' of many Medieval Tales. They can be either ''Evil'' or ''Good''.
  16. Article for Monday, 05-24.... ''Soviet Sukhoi (Fitter) Su-17 Fighter-Bomber Plane'' (The Cold War) Article for Tuesday, 05-25.... ''Swedish Saab 37 (Viggen) Fighter Plane'' (The Cold War) Article for Wednesday, 05-26.... ''Flag of Zululand'' (Flags)
  17. ''DUAT'' In Ancient Egyptian Religion – The Duat was the name given to The Underworld. It was here, all non-Deities (Humans), were judged by Osiris and Anubis. Similar to ''The Living World'', in that Duat featured rivers, trees etc – it was however, perpetually shrouded in both darkness and twilight. It was in the skies over Duat, that Ra made His nightly ''journey'' to battle Apophis, by which His nightly ''defeat'' heralded the coming daylight. Often confused with The Western theology of Hades, Duat was a place of Judgment and not one of initial torment for earthly wrongdoings. Another ''level'' of Duat was used by the previously discussed Ammit (The Tormentor) for that!
  18. ''TAYT'' The Egyptian Goddess Tayt was given the attribute of Weaving skills, by The People of Ancient Egypt. She was also (later) associated with Writing (Scribes) and still later – Mummification (Linen). She was invoked (honored), by Textile Workers and Sellers as far back as the 16th Century BC. Tayt was portrayed in Temple Art as a Female working a Loom.
  19. ''MACHAI'' Ancient Greek Daemons associated with Battles fought in War – Machai were actually not a single – but multiple form. They were overseers of both Adversaries in Combat, making sure hate and pride went hand in hand. Often, The Machai worked in tandem with other related Daemons (Strife, Starvation and Victory), to ensure that the results of the ''Contest'' went in their ''favor''. Said to be somewhat controlled by proper offerings made by Priests, some texts state that The Machai were both Male and Female in form. Shown with great armor and weapons, their very ''whisper into the ear'' of a soldier or commander was enough to ''spur on'' a Victory or Defeat.
  20. ''NIKE'' While not a technical Greek Vice Daemon, ''Nike'' was nonetheless the personification of Victory. Female by appearance, She was often seen with wings, bearing a Sword. Some later versions show Nike wearing helmet and armor. The ''Daughter'' of a Titan (Pallas) and The Goddess Styx – Nike was widely regarded, with many Temples and Altars erected. Obviously linked to Military Campaigns and War, Nike would be one of the most ''borrowed'' personified figures throughout History. Historians also link Her to the beginnings of other ''Heroic Feminine'' Figures such as ''Columbia'', ''Maryanne'' and ''Britannia''.
  21. ''LIMOS'' A particularly ''nasty'' Personified ''Vice'', was The Daemon Limos. Associated with The Greek ideology of starvation and hunger, Limos often was blamed for causing famine and the oft associated ''want'' from lack of food. As such, it was was to link Limos with His other ''Brothers and Sisters'' of Misery and Dispair – or The Vices. Shown as a ''lean and gaunt Male'' – Limos had the ability to cause man to go mad (eventually) and ''eat Himself''.
  22. ''ALGOS'' Also known in some Greek dialects as ''Algea'' – was the personified ''vice'' for the specific notion of pain – both in the physical and mental condition. Algos ''robbed'' one of certain abilities with regards to The Mind. This was commonly linked to The Greeks understanding of ''mental illness''. As Divine Beings inspired by The Gods (or Man himself later), Algos ''possessed'' those so afflicted to make them ''numb to The World''. Other bodily pains – while most often associated with The Grecian medical ideology of ''Humors'' controlling various points of ''balance'' within The Body, Algea was blamed for ''throwing'' them out of ''whack'' (as it were). Later (socially) the feelings of ''Sorrow'' and ''Grief'' was assigned to Algea.
  23. ''DYSNOMIA'' Another of The ''Children of Eris'' and identified by The Ancient Greeks as ''The Vices of Man'' – Dysnomia was a personified Entity related to ''Lawlessness''. All forms of rebellion and lack of respect for established legal and social course, was blamed on ''Her''. And while such Philosopher's such as Plato (who's rationale one would not normally associated with superstitions) – mentioned Dysnomia several times in His works.
  24. ''NEIKEA'' Another of The ''Vices of Man'' according to Greek Mythos – ''Neikea'' was the personification of Quarrels. Man was seen as a rationale Being, capable by Divine guidance to ''settle His problems'' with both logic and ability (two such ''Good Virtues'' of The Ancient Greeks). When two such Men quarreled and could not ''come to terms'', it was the cause of The Being known as Neikea. She sowed discord and confusion and was blamed for the reason for Wars and issues with Diplomacy. Unlike Her ''Brother'' Phonoi, Neikea was portrayed as the color Red.
  25. ''PHONOI'' In Ancient Greek Mythology – The Phonoi were part of the Vices of Man. To better illustrate these, often Greek Writers personified them into actual Beings and Spirits. To so create the crime of Murder (in all it's classes save that which was done in battle), The Phonoi was born. These were Male figures, often ''great in stature and physique'' – who most often were clad in black robes. The Phonoi carried either sword or spear and no other armoring. When a mortal committed the act of Homicide, it was due to His possession by the Phonoi Spirit. Eris, a Goddess Entity of the Lower Classes of Divinities – was Mother to The Vices, of which The Phonoi were part of Her ''family''. In both writing and plays – they were portrayed as such.
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