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In mythology, Nisus refers to two differerent people: Mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

  • In Greek mythology, Nisus was King of Megara, and he was invincible as long as a lock of red hair still existed, hidden in his white hair. Minos, King of Crete attacked Megara but Nisus knew he could not be beaten because he still had his lock of red hair. His daughter, Scylla, fell in love with Minos and proved it by cutting the red hair off her father's head. Nisus died and Megara fell to Crete. Minos killed Scylla for disobeying her father. She was changed into a seabird, relentlessly pursued by her father, who was a sea eagle. He had one son: Amphinomus. (Ovid VIII, 35). See also Aeschylus' Eumenides

See also: Nisos Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... MINOS or (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) is an experiment at Fermilab, designed to study the phenomena of neutrino oscillations. ... Greece and Crete Crete, sometimes spelled Krete (Greek Κρήτη / Kriti; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... In Greek mythology, Scylla, or Skylla (Greek Σκύλλα) was a name shared by two characters, a female sea monster and a princess. ... Greece and Crete Crete, sometimes spelled Krete (Greek Κρήτη / Kriti; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... In Greek mythology, Amphinomus, also Amphínomos (literally grazing all about), was the son of King Nisos and one of the suitors of Penelope that was killed by Odysseus. ... 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 the Erinyes (the Romans called them the Furies) were female personifications of vengeance. ... Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ... In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus was the father of Nisus. ... Aeneas (Greek: Αινείας, Aineías) was a Trojan hero, the son of prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite (Venus in Roman sources). ... In Greek mythology, Euryalus referred to two different people. ... The Rutuli were members of a legendary Italian tribe. ... A sculpture of Virgil, probably from the 1st century AD. Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC–19 BC), known in English as Virgil or Vergil, is a Latin poet, the author of the Eclogues, the Georgics and the Aeneid, the last being an epic poem of twelve books that... In Greek mythology, Nisos was one of the four sons of Pandion. ...

Nisus Writer is a word processing program for the Apple Macintosh. Nisus Writer - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984. ...

Noun, 1. a conative state or condition: striving, inclination; 2. a tendency or principle in reality according to some philosophers exhibited in the emergence of higher levels of existence (as life, mind, deity). (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Also, physical or mental effort towards a goal.

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Nisus Writer Express marks Nisus's entry into the world of OS X–native applications, and the end of updates to Nisus Writer.
According to the company, Nisus Writer Express is for "users who don't want or need a lot of features that they can't or won't use." It's kind of like the original Volkswagen Beetle: a solid engine, limited features, and a low price.
One example in Nisus Writer Express is the sliders, which you use to adjust everything from line spacing and font size to the percentage at which you're viewing the page.
Nisus - LoveToKnow 1911 (293 words)
In Virgil, Scylla, the daughter of Nisus, is confused with the sea-monster, the daughter of Phorcys.
Nisus was the eponymous hero of the harbour of Nisaea, and local tradition makes no mention of his betrayal by his daughter.
Berlin, 1884), holds that the purple or golden hair of Nisus is the sun, and Scylla the moon, and that the origin of the legend is to be looked for in a very ancient myth of the relations between the two, which he endeavours to explain with the aid of Indian and German parallels.
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