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Series: Special Publications of IAVCEI
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1144/IAVCEl003.19
EISBN: 9781862396258
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.03
EISBN: 9781862395213
... According to Hindu Vedic cosmology, the age of the entire universe is divided into four yugas (eras): Satyuga, Trethayuga, Dwaparayuga and Kaliyuga. The time span of each yuga varies in a manner similar to geological eras. According to the Hindu mythology the Satyuga lasted for 1.728 Ma...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.22
EISBN: 9781862395213
... folklore associated with them, particularly their folk names, such as shepherd’s crowns, fairy loaves and thunderstones, provides a further insight into the myths that were associated with them. These indicate the use of fossil echinoids in both ‘Celtic’ and Norse mythologies where they played a role...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2008
Journal of the Geological Society (2008) 165 (1): 5-18.
...-rich, ethylene-rich or CH 4 -rich gases have been invoked to explain the mantic vapours. Although previous interpretations dismissed the results achieved by classical scholars, this study fits together history, archaeology, mythology and geology in a single coherent frame. We highlight...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1144/SP452.16
EISBN: 9781786203335
... of white Indian animals which had a white horn, black in the centre and flaming red at the pointed tip, projecting from their forehead. Reinforced by classical and medieval writers, travellers, biblical warrant and trade in narwhal tusk, the unicorn became firmly established in European mythology...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1144/SP375.27
EISBN: 9781862396432
... were exercised. The present work deals with the symbolism of rocks in human cultures, also with reference to mythology. This essay takes into account many places of worship and the popular traditions connected to them, giving special attention to those that are in Italy. Fig. 7. Abbey...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1144/SP310
EISBN: 9781862395589
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1144/SP300.2
EISBN: 9781862395480
.... They embrace initial curiosity, scientific communication, mythology, access issues, the involvement of national scientific institutions, controversial but ultimately successful iconography, the invention of new artistic conventions, dissemination by engraving, scientific reaction, rekindling of a fundamental...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.01
EISBN: 9781862395213
..., volcanic phenomena, and floods. Local myths have sometimes proved helpful in solving geological problems, and even the geological nomenclature is indebted to mythology. Examples of each kind of relationship are given. As a child, I loved to read Greek and Roman mythology. Later, in my professional work...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.08
EISBN: 9781862395213
...) to derive important geological information for which the legendary account is the only witness. Strong correlation between tectonic and historical/mythological data suggests that the legendary narration is based on real geological events. This allows a better understanding of the local active tectonics...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.15
EISBN: 9781862395213
... Regrettably, the relative order of disaster myths has not been a specific topic for investigation by most ethnologists and collectors of mythologies, nor was this apparently the case for the editors of the UCLA collection, thus much potentially valuable relative chronological information has been...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.17
EISBN: 9781862395213
... of this word are very complex and beyond the object of this work; however in Phoenician mythology, one of the sons of the gods Uranus and Ge is named Baetylus, and Uranus devised the Baetylia, having contrived to put life into stones (Eusebius of Caesarea, Preparation for the Gospel, X...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.19
EISBN: 9781862395213
..., the mythology about a specific fossil locality survives along with the name: in still other cases the geomythology is suggested by recorded traditions about similar palaeontological phenomena. The antiquity and continuity of some fossil-related place names shows that people had observed and speculated about...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2002.021
EISBN: 9781862393967
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 July 2000
Geology (2000) 28 (7): 651-654.
... suggests that the mythological oracular chasm might well have been an ancient tectonic surface rupture. 20 04 2000 23 11 1999 30 03 2000 Geological Society of America 2000 seismotectonics earthquakes surface faulting Gulf of Corinth Delphi The Gulf of Corinth Rift...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2000.171.01.14
EISBN: 9781862394193
..., such as giants punished and buried under volcanoes, and Vulcan producing weapons for Jupiter in his workshop on Sicily, or the island of Vulcano. Since Virgil (70-19 BC), however, similar mythological descriptions are often cleverly phrased in the language of science (Fairclough 1954 ). Likewise...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1997
AAPG Bulletin (1997) 81 (9): 1543.
... the Oceanids. In geologic mythology also, Tethys was a sort of Mother of All Oceans prior to the Tertiary. A. E. M. Nairn (South Carolina University) and his coeditors Ricou and Vrielynck (CNRS, Paris) and Dercourt (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris), with the collaboration of more than 100 international...
Series: DNAG, Centennial Special Volumes
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-CENT-v4.431
EISBN: 9780813754161
... Abstract In Prehispanic Mexico, natural cavities (tunnels, caves, rock shelters) were closely linked to religion and mythology. There are several myths that tell about the creation of the sun and the moon, saying they came forth from caves. In other myths, either the human race or a given group...
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 1928
American Mineralogist (1928) 13 (1): 21-25.
...Ernest E. Fairbanks Abstract Pollucite, 2Cs 2 O.2Al 2 O 3 .9SiO 2 .H 2 O, the principal source of caesium, was named in 1846 by Breithaupt from pollux (the genitive form of which is Pollucis) of heathen mythology. Breithaupt found two minerals constantly associated in the cavities of the Isle...
Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2010
Geological Magazine (2010) 147 (6): 989.
... geographical and temporal frameworks. Masse's essay is just one of 25 contained within this fascinating collection, which describes the search for the underlying geological truths behind a global array of myths. Within the western world we are mostly familiar with the mythology of the classical world...