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In Inuit mythology, Pinga ("the one who is up on high") was a goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly-dead to Adlivun, the underworld. Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other polar regions. ... A hunter on horseback shoots at deer or elk with a bow. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. ... Many sets of religious beliefs have a particular spirit, deity, demon or angel whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife, such as Heaven or Hell. ... In Inuit mythology, Adlivun (those beneath us; also known as Idliragijenget) refers to both the spirits of the departed who reside in the underworld, and that underworld itself, located beneath the land and the sea. ...


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In the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, the vulgar name used for the penis, bicho grande, bolas grandes. Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on... The penis (plural penises or penes) or phallus is an external male sexual organ. ...


In Brazil, the name used for a spirit called Cachaça, which is distilled from sugarcane molasses which, unlike rum, is not aged. Cachaça Java, from Salinas-MG, Brazil Cachaça (pronounced ka SHA sa, IPA: ) (also called pinga, branquinha, maldita, caninha, caxaca, caxa, aguardente, cana or chacha) is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil, made from sugarcane juice (also called garapa). ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of between 6 and 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 For other uses, see Rum (disambiguation). ...


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External links

  • http://www.distill.com/specs/Brazil7.html

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Artur de Sousa Pinga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
Artur de Sousa, known for his nickname Pinga (born July 30, 1909 in Funchal, Portugal) was a footballer and later coach who made his name in FC Porto, club he served until his death in 1963.
One of Portuguese football most prominent players, Pinga (who could play either as forward or inside left) came to natiowide fame in CS Marítimo in 1930 where he earned his first call-up to the national team.
Followed by FC Porto, he joined the continental club still in the same year, and became the key player of the victories in the 31-32 and later the 36-37 Campeonato de Portugal (the predecessor to the Cup of Portugal).
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Pinga was able to convince the unsmiling registrar to cross off two of the 8 requirements: baptismal certificate and voter’s affidavit.
Pinga was informed that the original office had been gutted by fire and that no records had survived.
Pinga for raising voice as she protested that her parents’ names were on the birth certificates of her siblings that she had previously submitted.
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