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In Greek mythology, Myrrha was the daughter of Theias, the King of Assyria, and mother of Adonis by him. Two different versions of Adonis' birth existed. // Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... In Greek mythology, Theias was the King of Assyria and father of Myrrha and Adonis. ... Assyrian Empire Assyria in earliest historical times referred to a region on the Upper Tigris river, named for its original capital, the ancient city of Assur. ... A 19th-century reproduction of a Greek bronze of Adonis found at Pompeii. ...

  1. The most commonly accepted version is that Aphrodite urged Myrrha to commit incest with her father, Theias. Myrrha's nurse helped with the scheme. When Theias discovered this, he flew into a rage, chasing his daughter with a knife. The gods turned her into a myrrh tree and Adonis eventually sprung from this tree.
  2. It was also said that Myrrha fled from her father and Aphrodite turned her into a tree. Adonis was then born when Theias shot an arrow into the tree or when a boar used its tusks to tear the tree's bark off.

In Ovid's version of the story, Myrrha's father is Cinyras, king of Cyprus and she is able to sleep with him by disguising herself as a new concubine. This is probably the version that Dante had in mind when, in the Divine Comedy, he sees her shade suffering rabies for all eternity in the eighth circle of Hell. Her punishment is not the consequence of her unnatural lust (which would have landed her in the second circle) but for her practice of the art of deception. Detail of the The Birth of Venus (also known as Aphrodite) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1879. ... 100g of Myrrh. ... Engraved frontispiece of George Sandyss 1632 London edition of Publius Ovidius Naso (Sulmona, March 20, 43 BC â€“ Tomis, now Constanta AD 17) Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. ... In Greek mythology, King Cinyras of Cyprus was a son of Apollo and husband of Metharme. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelinos fresco. ...

Myrrha was also the original Aeolic Greek name for Smyrna. Aeolic Greek is a linguistic term used to describe a set of rather archaic Greek sub-dialects, spoken mainly in Boeotia (a region in Central Greece), in Lesbos (an island close to Asia Minor) and in other Greek colonies. ... For other meanings of Smyrna, see Smyrna (disambiguation). ...

In biology, Myrrha is a genus of ladybird beetle. Biology (from Greek βίος λόγος, see below) is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic grouping. ... Subfamilies Chilocorinae Coccidulinae Coccinellinae Epilachninae Scymininae Sticholotidinae etc. ... Suborders Adephaga Archostemata Myxophaga Polyphaga See subgroups of the order Coleoptera Beetles are the most gayest faggity dumb crack head diverse group of insects. ...

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Myrrha (474 words)
After Myrrha prayed to the gods that she neither live nor die (since the severity of her crime would shock both the living and the dead), the gods turned her into the myrrh tree.
According to Powell, Myrrha's incestuous love and its horrible consequences for Myrrha and Cinyras is the punishment allotted by Aphrodite in retribution for Cenchreis proclaiming that her daughter was more beautiful than Aphrodite.
One is that the bark of the tree was split by the sword of Smyrna's (Myrrha's) father.
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Myrrha is de één na jongste van het hele stel poezen dat bij een andere cattery vandaan komt.
Myrrha is de enige van mijn katten die zo dol is op water dat ze 's morgens samen met mij onder de douche staat.
In augustus 2002 heeft Myrrha haar tweede nest gekregen, 3 katers en 1 poesje.
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