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Jñānagupta

Jñānagupta was Buddhist monk from Gandhara in modern-day Pakistan who travelled to China and was recognised by Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty. He is said to have brought with him 260 sutras in Sanskrit, and was supported in translating these into ...

Rishabhanatha

Rishabhanatha is the first Tirthankara of Jainism. He was the first of twenty-four teachers in the present half-cycle of time in Jain cosmology, and called a "ford maker" because his teachings helped one across the sea of interminable rebirths an ...

Sambhavanatha

Sambhavanatha was the third Jain tirthankara of the present age. Sambhavanatha was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Margshrsha shukla month of the Indian calendar. Like all arihant, Sa ...

Shantanu

In the epic Mahabharata, Shantanu was a Kuru king of Hastinapura. He was a descendant of the Bharata race, of the Lunar dynasty and great-grandfather of the Pandavas and Kauravas. He was the youngest son of King Pratipa of Hastinapura and had bee ...

Sumatinatha

Sumatinatha was the fifth Jain Tirthankara of the present age. Sumatinatha was born to Kshatriya King Megha and Queen Mangala at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His Janma Kalyanak was the eighth day of the Vaisakha Sudi month of the Jain calendar.

Tirumala Devi

Tirumala Devi was the senior wife and chief queen of Emperor Krishnadevaraya, who is considered to be the greatest ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire. She was also the most honoured wife of Krishnadevaraya, and the mother of his heir-apparent, Prin ...

Upagupta

Upagupta was a Buddhist monk. According to some stories in the Sanskrit text Ashokavadana, he was the spiritual teacher of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. In the Sarvāstivādin tradition he is the fifth patriarch after Mahākasyapa, Ānanda, Madhyāntika ...

Garamantes

The Garamantes are a civilisation and tribe mentioned by Herodotus. They are thought to correspond to Iron Age Berber tribes in the southwest of ancient Libya. These tribes constituted a local power between roughly 500 BC and 700 AD. They used qa ...

Libu

Their occupation of Ancient Libya is first attested in Egyptian language texts from the New Kingdom, especially from the Ramesside Period. The earliest occurrence is in a Ramesses II inscription. There were no vowels in the Egyptian script. The n ...

Lotus-eaters

In Greek mythology the lotus-eaters, were a race of people living on an island dominated by the Lotus tree, a plant whose botanical identity is uncertain. The lotus fruits and flowers were the primary food of the island and were a narcotic, causi ...

Meshwesh

The Meshwesh were an ancient Libyan tribe of A Libyan origin from Cyrenaica. According to Egyptian hieroglyphs, this area is where the Nasamones and Mermidae inhabited. Early records of the Mae date back to the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt from th ...

Nasamones

The Nasamones were a nomadic Berber tribe inhabiting southeast Libya. They were mistakenly believed to be a Numidian people, along with the Garamantes. The Nasamones were centered in the oases of Augila and Siwa in the Libyan Desert. They used wa ...

Shoshenq I

Hedjkheperre Setepenre Shoshenq I - also known as Sheshonk or Sheshonq I - was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt and the founder of the Twenty-second Dynasty of Egypt. Of Meshwesh ancestry, Shoshenq I was the son of Nimlot A, Great Chief of the Ma, and ...

Bel-Shalti-Nanna

Bel-Shalti-Nanna or Bel-Shalti-Nannar, named also Ennigaldi-Nanna, was a Babylonian princess who flourished around 554 B.C.E. She was the daughter of Nabonidus, the last Neo-Babylonian king and ruler of the city of Ur, and sister of Belshazzar. S ...

Mesilim

Mesilim, also spelled Mesalim, was lugal of the Sumerian city-state of Kish. Though his name is missing from the Sumerian king list, Mesilim is among the earliest historical figures recorded in archaeological documents. He reigned some time in th ...

Puabi

Puabi, also called Shubad due to a misinterpretation by Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, was an important person in the Sumerian city of Ur, during the First Dynasty of Ur. Commonly labeled as a "queen", her status is somewhat in dispute, although se ...

Arra-Maida

Arra-Maïda was an Aboriginal Tasmanian woman who was encountered by members of the French expedition to Australia led by Nicolas Baudin in January 1802 on the shores of Bruny Island. Arra-Maida, accompanied by a group of women, allowed the French ...

Acamas (son of Antenor)

In Greek mythology, Acamas or Akamas, was the son of Trojan elder Antenor and possibly Theano, was a participant in the Trojan War, and fought on the side of the Trojans.

Aeneads

This is for the mythical allies of Aeneas. For the story written about them by Virgil, see Aeneid In Roman mythology, the Aeneads were the friends, family and companions of Aeneas, with whom they fled from Troy after the Trojan War. Aenides was a ...

Aesacus

In Greek mythology, Aesacus or Aisakos was a son of King Priam of Troy. Aesacus sorrowed for the death of his wife or would-be lover, a daughter of the river Cebren, and was transformed into a bird.

Agenor of Troy

When Achilles was routing the entire Trojan army, Agenor was the first Trojan to collect his wits and stop fleeing from Achilles rampage. Agenor felt ashamed that he was fleeing from a man who was supposedly just as mortal as anyone so he turned ...

Anchises

Anchises was a member of the royal family of Troy in Greek and Roman legend. He was said to have been the son of King Capys of Dardania and Themiste, daughter of Ilus, who was son of Tros. He is most famous as the father of Aeneas and for his tre ...

Antenor (mythology)

Antenor was variously named as the son of the Dardanian noble Aesyetes by Cleomestra or of Hicetaon. He was the husband of Theano, daughter of Cisseus of Thrace, who bore him at least one daughter, Crino, and numerous sons, including Archelochus, ...

Antenorides

Antenorides was a patronymic of ancient Greece, used in Greek mythology, from the mythological Antenor, and applied to his sons and descendants, the Antenoridae. Pindar and the scholiast on Pindar suggest that the Antenoridae were worshipped in a ...

Antigone of Troy

Antigone of Troy is a minor figure in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Trojan king Laomedon and the sister of Priam. The meaning of the name is, as in the case of the masculine equivalent Antigonus, "worthy of ones parents" or "in plac ...

Archelochus

In Greek mythology, Archelochus was a son of Antenor and possibly, Theano. Along with his brother, Acamas, and Aeneas, shared the command of the Dardans fighting on the side of the Trojans.

Assaracus

Assaracus was the second son of Tros, King of Dardania by his wife Callirhoe, daughter of Scamander, or Acallaris, daughter of Eumedes. He was the brother of Ilus, Ganymede, Cleopatra and Cleomestra. Assaracus married Hieromneme, daughter of Simo ...

Briseis

Brisēis, also known as Hippodameia, is a significant character in the Iliad. Her role as a status symbol is at the heart of the dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that initiates the plot of Homers epic. She was married to Mynes, a son of the ...

Capys of Dardania

He was the son of Assaracus by either Hieromneme naiad daughter of Simois or Clytodora. Capys succeeded his father as king over the Dardanians and married a Hieromneme or his cousin Themiste, the daughter of Ilus, founder of Troy. With her, he fa ...

Cebriones (mythology)

In the Iliad he was the half-brother of Hector and his final charioteer during the Trojan War. Along with Hector and Paris he was part of the division that finally breached the Argive wall. Patroclus, the Achaean warrior, killed him by throwing a ...

Creusa of Troy

In Greek mythology, Creusa was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was the first wife of Aeneas and mother to Ascanius.

Cycnus of Kolonai

Cycnus was the son of Poseidon by Calyce daughter of Hecaton, Harpale, or by Scamandrodice. According to John Tzetzes, his mother Scamandrodice abandoned him on the seashore, but he was rescued by fishermen who named him Cycnus "swan" because the ...

Dardanelles

The Dardanelles, also known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont, is a narrow, natural strait and internationally significant waterway in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates ...

Dardanians (Trojan)

The Dardanoi in classical writings were either the same people as, or a people closely related to, the Trojans, an ancient people of the Troad, located in northwestern Anatolia. The Dardanoi derived their name from Dardanus, the mythical founder ...

Dardanus (city)

Dardanus was an ancient city in the Troad. It was sometimes called Dardania, a term used also for the district around it. Pliny the Elder called it Dardanium.

Dardanus (son of Zeus)

In Greek mythology, Dardanus was a son of Zeus and Electra and founder of the city of Dardanus at the foot of Mount Ida in the Troad.

Dares Phrygius

Dares Phrygius, according to Homer, was a Trojan priest of Hephaestus. He was supposed to have been the author of an account of the destruction of Troy, and to have lived before Homer. A work in Latin, purporting to be a translation of this, and ...

Demoleon

In Greek mythology, Demoleon was a Trojan warrior, son of Antenor and Theano. He was a tough defensive fighter that was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War. Born into a peaceful family that believed that Helen should be sent back to the Gree ...

Elymus (mythology)

Elymus was a Trojan, a natural son of Anchises and a brother of Eryx. Previous to the emigration of Aeneas, also a son of Anchises, Elymus and Acestes had fled from Troy to Sicily, and had settled on the banks of the river Crinisus, in the countr ...

Erichthonius of Dardania

The mythical King Erichthonius of Dardania was the son of Dardanus, King of Dardania and Batea and thus brother of Ilus and Zacynthus. Erichthonius was said to have enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous reign.

Glaucus of Lycia

In Greek mythology, Glaucus was a son of Hippolokhos and a grandson of the hero, Bellerophon. He was a captain in the Lycian army under the command of his close friend and cousin Sarpedon. The Lycians in the Trojan War were allies of Troy. During ...

Gorgythion

In Greek mythology, Gorgythion was one of the sons of King Priam of Troy at the time of the Trojan War and appears as a minor character in Homers Iliad. His mother was Castianeira of Aisyme.

Hardware Trojan

A Hardware Trojan is a malicious modification of the circuitry of an integrated circuit. A hardware Trojan is completely characterized by its physical representation and its behavior. The payload of an HT is the entire activity that the Trojan ex ...

Helenus

In Greek mythology, Helenus was a son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, and the twin brother of the prophetess Cassandra. He was also called Scamandrios. According to legend, Cassandra, having been given the power of prophecy by Apollo, tau ...

Hippasus (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Hippasus or Hippasos is the name of fourteen characters. of two nameless - only known by the patronymic Hippasides – charioteers Hippasus, son of Leucippe. He was killed by her and her fellow Minyades. Hippasus, son of King Eu ...

Hyrtacus

In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus is an obscure character associated with the Trojan War. He was a comrade of King Priam of Troy. Hyrtacus married Arisbe, daughter of King Merops of Percote, after Priam had divorced her to marry Hecabe. Hyrtacuss son ...

Iamenus

In Greek mythology, Iamenus was a Trojan hero in the Iliad. Together with Asius, he was slain by Leonteus during the attack of the Trojans on the camp of the Greeks.

Ilione

In Greek mythology, Ilione was the oldest daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Her husband was the Thracian king Polymestor. She is briefly mentioned in Virgils Aeneid: Aeneas gives her scepter to Dido. Ilione plays a significant role ...

Ilus of Dardania

Ilus was the eldest son of Dardanus either by Batia, daughter of Teucer, or probably Olizone, daughter of Phineus, and thus the brother of Erichthonius, his successor. In some accounts, the names of the two sons of Dardanus and Batia were Erichth ...

Ilus of Troy

In Greek mythology, Ilus was the founder of the city called Ilios or Ilion to which he gave his name. When the latter became the chief city of the Trojan people it was also often called Troy, the name by which it is best known today. In some acco ...