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Abraham

Abraham   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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Abraham or Avraham (at first Abram, or Ibrahim in Arabic) is a central figure in Hebrew mythology as developed in

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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A central story in Hebrew mythology contained in the first chapter of the biblical book of Genesis, sacred to

Advertising

Advertising   Reference library

Michael Krondl

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

When President Calvin Coolidge addressed a national advertising conference in 1926, he was pleased to report on the happy

Advertising Cookbooklets and Recipes

Advertising Cookbooklets and Recipes   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Since the mid-nineteenth century, recipes have been used to sell products. At first, recipes were incidental to the products advertised.

Aesop

Aesop   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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Aesop was the legendary sixth- century b.c.e. composer of Greek fables, some actually dating from as early as the seventh

Africa

Africa   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

Sahara, The West Coast, East and South Africa, Madagascar

Mythologies abound in Africa. Tribes possess their own traditions, and even

African American Food

African American Food   Reference library

Howard Paige, Mark H. Zanger, and Michael W. Twitty

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Agamemnon

Agamemnon   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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Perhaps a real king of ancient Argos, with his capital at Mycenae in about 1300 b.c.e., Agamemnon was

Agricultural Experimentation and Research

Agricultural Experimentation and Research   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

American farms in the colonial period had much in common with European farms of the Middle Ages. By nature, farmers

Amaterasu

Amaterasu (East Asia)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

The Japanese sun goddess. Her myths are the most important of the indigenous faith, Shinto, ‘the way of the gods.’

America

America   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

North America, Central America, South America

Men entered the American continents from Siberia over a temporary land link during the

Annunciation

Annunciation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

In Christianity the term “Annunciation” refers to the angel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary that she will become the

Aphrodite

Aphrodite (Europe)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

The Greek goddess of love. Unlike her Roman counterpart Venus, with whom she was identified, Aphrodite was not only a

Apocalypse

Apocalypse   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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In religious studies the Apocalypse has a specific meaning relating to the meaning of the word in Greek, that is,

Appalachian Food

Appalachian Food   Reference library

Mark F. Sohn

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Traditional Appalachian foods include the many-layered dried-apple stack cake; soup beans or pinto beans boiled with pork; chicken and slick

Appetizers

Appetizers   Reference library

Cathy K. Kaufman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres—the latter literally meaning “outside of the work”—assume a wide variety of forms in American dining. Late-twentieth-century

Apples

Apples   Reference library

Thomas Burford

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Apples are in the family Rosaceae and constitute the genus Malus. It is speculated that the cradle of the

Aquaculture

Aquaculture   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

Aquaculture is the cultivation, under controlled conditions, of aquatic organisms, including fish (especially salmon, tuna, carp, tilapia, catfish, cod, bream,

Arachne

Arachne   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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The Lydian maiden Arachne was so proud of her abilities as a weaver that she challenged the goddess Athene to

Argentina

Argentina   Reference library

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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This miraculous indigenous AmericaMade everything at a fantastic scaleWanting to look at the sky,she raised herself on

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