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adoption

adoption  

In the heroic monomyth, the divine child is often adopted by menials or animals after being abandoned or threatened in some way. Oedipus, Sigurd (Siegfried), Krishna, Cybele, and Romulus and Remus ...
Greek population

Greek population  

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 The demography of Greece is hard to investigate because of the shortage of statistical data. Owing to the stress on war in historiography most estimates of population size relate to the size of ...
homosexuality

homosexuality  

(hoh-moh-seks-yoo-al-iti)a pattern of sexuality in which sexual behaviour and thinking are directed towards people of the same sex (see also lesbianism). Counselling can benefit people who are ...
initiation

initiation  

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Includes the set of rituals which transforms girls and boys into adults. (See also eleusis; mystery cults.) In Greece, these rituals were the combined product of the Indo‐European heritage and ...
life expectancy

life expectancy  

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The length of time that an individual organism (such as a person) is expected to live. See also lifespan.

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