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Open Babylonia

( băbĭlō'nēӘ ), ancient empire of Mesopotamia. The name is sometimes given to the whole civilization of S Mesopotamia, including the states

Ba'labakk (Lebanon)

City of ancient Syria, now in Lebanon, 60 km/36 mi northeast of Beirut. It was originally a centre of Baal worship. The Greeks identified Baal with

Balder (Norse deity)

In Norse mythology, the best, wisest, and most loved of all the gods; son of Odin and Frigga; husband of Nanna. He was one of the Aesir (principal

Open Bast (Egyptian deity)
Bast (Egyptian deity)

Bastet was an ancient Egyptian goddess, whose cult probably first appeared in the city of Bubastis ( see Bubastis/Tell Basta ); her name in

Beaker cultures

Prehistoric people thought to have been of Iberian origin, who spread out over Europe from the 3rd millennium BC . They were skilled in metalworking,

Open Bes (Egyptian deity)
Bes (Egyptian deity)

Bes is an ancient Egyptian apotropaic god, who protects children, women in childbirth, and sleeping people. He also has a mythological role as

Bhagavad Gita

( bŭg'ӘvӘd-gē'tӘ ) [Skt.,=song of the Lord], Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata , one of the greatest religious classics of Hinduism. The

Open Bible

1. The name ‘Bible’ comes from the name of the city Byblos, the most important transshipment port for Egyptian papyrus on the eastern coast of the

Open Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), the Community of Christ (formerly

Open Book of the dead
Book of the dead

One of several collections of texts in various cultures which are intended to prepare and guide the recently deceased in their passage through the