Chapter 13: Making the Connection
Making the Connection
The exchange or the process of negotiating certain goods or services for other goods or services.
A nomadic person who is an Arab from the desert areas of North Africa and Arabia. Via Old French beduin, ultimately from Arabic badw, or desert, nomadic desert people.
The act of becoming or being engaged to marry another person.
Each month of the year has a particular precious gemstone or a semi-precious stone associated with it. It is believed that if a person wears the stone assigned their birth month, good fortune or luck will follow.
A divine being, god, or goddess or something or someone that is treated like a god. From the ecclesiastical Latin deitas, meaning divine nature.
When capitalized refers to God in monotheistic belief or religions.
The act, religious ceremony, or ritual of casting out evil spirits from a person or a place.
A prophetic sign or occurrence or something that gives an indication of the course of future events.
Either someone or something that is the source of wisdom, knowledge or prophecy. Can also refer to the place where the prophetic word would be given. Via French from the Latin oraculum, from orare to speak.
The seven or eight days of a Jewish festival that begins on the fourteenth day of Nissan and commemorates the exodus of the Hebrews from their captivity in Egypt. From the Hebrew word pesa, meaning to pass without affecting.
An all-powerful person in a position of authority and who expects unquestioning obedience, such as the ancient Egyptian rulers of Egypt. From the Hebrew paroh and Egyptian pr-o, meaning great house.
Any organism or animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals. Can refer to a ruthless person who is extremely aggressive in harming another. From the Latin praedator and praedari, meaning to seize as plunder.
A day set apart as one of religious worship and rest from work—observed on Sunday for Christians, Saturday in Judaism and some Christian denominations. From the Greek sabbaton, via the Latin sabbatum, and Hebrew sabba, meaning rest.
Something that looks like or is saliva, which is secreted from the mouth.
The belief that certain actions and rituals have a magical effect resulting in either good or bad. From the Latin stem superstition, and superstes, meaning standing over or in awe.
Something that is forbidden. In some cases can refer to something being sacred, therefore forbidden, such as in Polynesian societies. From the Tongan tabu, said to have been introduced into the English language by Captain James Cook in the late eighteenth century.
An object such as a gemstone or stone, believed to have magical powers or properties. From the Greek telesma, meaning something consecrated, telein, to complete, and telos, result.
In Norse mythology, when the souls of heroes are killed in battle, they spend eternity in a great hall, which is called Valhalla. From the Old Norse valhall, literally meaning hall of the slain.
One of the 12 handmaids of Odin in Norse mythology who ride their horses over the battlefield as they escort the souls of slain heroes to Valhalla. From the Old
Norse Valkyrja, meaning literally chooser of the slain.
A Persian prophet (c. 628 b.c.e.–c. 551 b.c.e) and the founder of an ancient religion called Zoroastrianism whose principal belief is in a supreme deity and of the existence of a dualism between good and evil. Derived from the Greek word Zarat or Zarathustra, meaning camel handler.
"Chapter 13: Making the Connection." Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/chapter-13-making-connection
"Chapter 13: Making the Connection." Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained. . Retrieved November 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/chapter-13-making-connection
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.