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Nine sons of the dragon

The nine sons of the dragon are Chinese dragons who are the mythological sons of the Dragon King. There are many variations in the different descriptions of the nine sons, including in basic facts like their names, but all versions state that the ...

                                               

Twelve Tribes of Israel

In the Hebrew Bible, the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Tribes of Israel descended from the 12 sons of the patriarch Jacob and his two wives, Leah and Rachel, and two concubines, Zilpah and Bilhah.

                                               

Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry

The Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry are a group of Japanese poets of the Asuka, Nara, and Heian periods selected by Fujiwara no Kintō as exemplars of Japanese poetic ability. The oldest surviving collection of the 36 poets works is Nishi Honganji ...

                                               

Ninety-Two Resolutions

The Ninety-Two Resolutions were drafted by Louis-Joseph Papineau and other members of the Parti patriote of Lower Canada in 1834. The resolutions were a long series of demands for political reforms in the British-governed colony. Papineau had bee ...

                                               

Chinese zodiac

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. The 12-year cycle is an approximation to the 11.85-year orbital period of Jupit ...

                                               

List of culture heroes

A culture hero is a mythological hero specific to some group who changes the world through invention or discovery. A typical culture hero might be credited as the discoverer of fire, or agriculture, songs, tradition, law or religion, and is usual ...

                                               

List of destroyed heritage

This is a list of cultural-heritage sites that have been damaged or destroyed accidentally, deliberately, or by a natural disaster, sorted by country. Cultural heritage can be subdivided into two main types - tangible and intangible heritage. The ...

                                               

Dii Consentes

The Dii Consentes, also as Di or Dei Consentes, was a list of twelve major deities, six gods and six goddesses, in the pantheon of Ancient Rome. Their gilt statues stood in the Forum, later apparently in the Porticus Deorum Consentium. The gods w ...

                                               

Ennead

The Ennead or Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshiped at Heliopolis: the sun god Atum; his children Shu and Tefnut; their children Geb and Nut; and their children Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. The Ennead somet ...

                                               

European Years

Every year, the European Union chooses to address a subject in order to encourage debate and dialogue within and between member states raising the awareness of European citizens to a specific problem.

                                               

List of the Fifteen Shrines of the Kenmu Restoration

The Fifteen Shrines of the Kenmu Restoration are a group of Shinto shrines dedicated to individuals and events of the Kenmu Restoration.

                                               

Five elements (Japanese philosophy)

The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism, godai, is derived from Buddhist beliefs. It is perhaps best known in the Western world for its use in Miyamoto Musashis famous text Gorin-no-sho, in which he explains different aspects of swordsm ...

                                               

Four Great Men of Kokugaku

The Four Great Men of Kokugaku are a group of Edo-period Japanese scholars recognized as the most significant figures in the Kokugaku tradition of Japanese philology, religious studies, and philosophy. They are traditionally enumerated as: Hirata ...

                                               

Cultural Heritage of Andorra

The Cultural Heritage of Andorra is an organization in Andorra which protects national buildings and monuments considered of cultural and historical value.

                                               

List of kigo

This is a list of kigo, which are words or phrases that are associated with a particular season in Japanese poetry. They provide an economy of expression that is especially valuable in the very short haiku, as well as the longer linked-verse form ...

                                               

List of multimedia franchises

A multimedia franchise is a media franchise for which installments exist in multiple forms of media, such as books, comics, films, television series, and video games. Multimedia franchises usually develop due to the popularization of an original ...

                                               

List of monuments damaged by conflict in the Middle East during the 21st century

The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo is home to one of the worlds most impressive collections of Islamic art. It includes over 100.000 pieces that cover the entirety of Islamic history. The Cairo site was first built in 1881 and underwent a multi-m ...

                                               

New7Wonders Cities

New7Wonders Cities is the third in a series of Internet-based polls operated by the New7Wonders Foundation. Founder-President, Bernard Weber, is a Swiss-born Canadian filmmaker, museum curator, aviator, and explorer. Based in San Francisco, Unite ...

                                               

New7Wonders of Nature

New7Wonders of Nature was an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It was the second in a series of Internet-based polls led by Swiss-born Canadian Bernard Weber and organized ...

                                               

New7Wonders of the World

New7Wonders of the World was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zu ...

                                               

Nine Worthies

The Nine Worthies are nine historical, scriptural, and legendary personages who personify the ideals of chivalry established in the Middle Ages, whose lives were deemed a valuable study for aspirants to chivalric status. All were commonly referre ...

                                               

List of clothing-free events

The following is a list of nude events where people can be naked in public: World Naked Gardening Day Nakukymppi World Naked Bike Ride Nude wedding Naked party Primal Scream, a semesterly tradition at Harvard College Naked Pumpkin Run

                                               

Sanpitsu

The term Sanpitsu or "three brushes" is used in Japanese to refer to a group of three famous Heian period calligraphers: Kūkai 空海, 774–835. Tachibana no Hayanari, 橘逸勢 c. 782-842. Emperor Saga 嵯峨天皇, 786–842. Later groups of calligraphers ...

                                               

Sanseki

The term Sanseki or "three traces" is used in Japanese to refer to a group of three famous Heian period calligraphers: Fujiwara no Yukinari, known as Gonseki from 権 in his court title. Ono no Michikaze, known as Yaseki from the character 野 in h ...

                                               

List of cultural references to the September 11 attacks

This list of cultural references to the September 11 attacks and to the post-9/11 sociopolitical climate, includes works of art, music, books, poetry, comics, theater, film, and television.

                                               

Seven hills of Rome

The seven hills of Rome east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the city. The seven hills are: Aventine Hill Quirinal Hill Quirinalis, Quirinale Esquiline Hill Esquilinus, Esquilino Caelian Hill Cælius, Ce ...

                                               

Seven Natural Wonders of Romania

The Seven Natural Wonders of Romania are the seven natural wonders of Romania, which were chosen in the Seven Natural Wonders of Romania contest held in July, 2008. It was the second stage of the Seven Wonders of Romania program started in 2007. ...

                                               

Seven Social Sins

Seven Social Sins is a list that was first uttered in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey on March 20, 1925 by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. He originally referred to it as the "7 Deadly Social Evils". It is a common mis ...

                                               

Seven Wonders of Romania

Various lists of the Seven Wonders of Romania have been compiled from past to the present day, to catalogue Romanias most spectacular manmade structures.

                                               

List of Slavic cultures

This is a list of the cultures of Slavic Europe. Russian culture East Slavs Ukrainian culture Ruthenian culture Belarusian culture Macedonian culture Slavic South Slavs Croatian culture Serbian culture Bulgarian culture Slovenian culture Bosnian ...

                                               

List of storytelling events

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival National Storytelling Festival US Yukon International Storytelling Festival Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival

                                               

Ten Medieval Commentators

The Ten Medieval Commentators were a canonical group of Tamil scholars whose commentaries on the ancient Indian didactic work of the Kural are esteemed by later scholars as worthy of critical analysis. These poets lived in the Medieval era betwee ...

                                               

Three Ancient Springs

The Three Ancient Springs are a group of ancient onsen in Japan. According to the Nihon Shoki and Fudoki, both from the eighth century, they are: Arima Onsen, Hyōgo Prefecture Nanki-Shirahama Onsen, Wakayama Prefecture Dōgo Onsen, Ehime Prefectur ...

                                               

Three Great Shrines of Benzaiten

The Three Great Shrines of Benzaiten are a group of Japanese shrines dedicated to the worship of the goddess Benzaiten. During the Meiji Eras separation of Shinto and Buddhism the veneration of the Buddhist water-goddess Benzaiten was replaced by ...

                                               

Three Great Tenjin Shrines

The Three Great Tenjin Shrines are a group of three Shinto shrines dedicated to Tenjin, the deified form of the scholar-courtier Sugawara no Michizane. They are traditionally enumerated as: Kitano Tenman-gū, Kyoto Dazaifu Tenman-gū, Dazaifu, Fuku ...

                                               

Twelve Apostles of Ireland

The Twelve Apostles of Ireland were twelve early Irish monastic saints of the sixth century who studied under St Finian at his famous monastic school Clonard Abbey at Cluain-Eraird, now Clonard in County Meath.

                                               

Twelve Olympians

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, and either Hestia or ...

                                               

Twenty-Eight Mansions

The Twenty-Eight Mansions, hsiu, xiu or sieu are part of the Chinese constellations system. They can be considered as the equivalent to the zodiacal constellations in Western astronomy, though the Twenty-eight Mansions reflect the movement of the ...

                                               

List of State Dinners in the United States

A state dinner in the United States is a formal dinner held in honor of a foreign head of state, such as a king, queen, president, or any head of government. It is hosted by the President of the United States and is usually held in the State Dini ...

                                               

List of urban legends

This is a list of urban legends. An urban legend, myth, or tale is a modern genre of folklore. It often consists of fictional stories associated with the macabre, superstitions, cryptids, creepypasta, and other fear generating narrative elements. ...

                                               

List of vampire traits in folklore and fiction

The following tables compare traits given to vampires in folklore and fiction. Over time, some attributes now regarded as integral became incorporated into the vampires profile: fangs and vulnerability to sunlight appeared over the course of the ...

                                               

Wonders of the World

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the worlds most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the ...

                                               

Cultural references to absinthe

The legacy of absinthe as a mysterious, addictive, and mind-altering drink continues to this day. Though its psychoactive effects and chemical makeup are contested, its cultural impact is not. Absinthe has played a notable role in the fine art mo ...

                                               

Cthulhu Mythos in popular culture

This article provides a list of cultural references to the work of author H. P. Lovecraft. These references are collectively known as the Cthulhu Mythos. For works that are stylistically Lovecraftian, including comics and film adaptations influen ...

                                               

Cuckoo clock in culture

The cuckoo clock, more than any other kind of timepiece, has often featured in literature, music, cinema, television, etc., in the Western culture, as a metaphor or allegory of innocence, childhood, old age, past, fun, mental disorder, etc. It ha ...

                                               

Human interactions with fungi

Human interactions with fungi include both beneficial uses, whether practical or symbolic, and harmful interactions such as when fungi damage crops, timber, or food. Yeasts have been used since ancient times to leaven bread and to ferment beer an ...

                                               

Human uses of living things

Human uses of living things, including animals plants, fungi, and microbes, take many forms, both practical, such as the production of food and clothing, and symbolic, as in art, mythology, and religion. The skills and practices involved are tran ...

                                               

Illegal drug trade in popular culture

The illegal drug trade has been represented in the media in different ways with different motivations and results. Some representations attempt to educate the public on the negative consequences while others serve to glamorize the activity. Drug ...

                                               

Cultural legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush

Amongst the many to take part in the gold rush was writer Jack London, whose books White Fang, The Call of the Wild, and To Build a Fire, a collection of short stories, were influenced by his northern experiences. London was inspired to write sto ...

                                               

Minced oaths in media

It is common to find minced oaths in literature and media. Writers often include minced oaths instead of profanity in their writing so that they do not offend audiences or incur censorship.