Milesians

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Milesians

(mĭlē`zhənz), in Irish mythology, the ancestors of the present inhabitants of Ireland. The last invaders of ancient Ireland, they were said to have dwelt in Spain before attacking Ireland, where they defeated the Tuatha De DanannTuatha De Danann
, in Irish mythology, invaders of ancient Ireland before the Milesians. They were endowed with great supernatural powers, which enabled them to defeat their predecessors, the Fomors. However, they were themselves defeated by the Milesians.
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Males of the syrphid Milesia scutellata have been observed at both emergence-oviposition sites and on hilltops (Fleenor and Taber, 2009).
Sympatry of Milesia scutellata Hull and Milesia virginiensis (Drury) flower flies at their western range limits in North America, and the previously unknown juvenile stages of M.
Inoltre carrellate di studi, che spesso giungono a risultati anche opposti, come quelli sulla milesia (nel primo saggio), sulla Festa del Riso (nel secondo) e su alcune inserzioni secondarie del romanzo (nel terzo), si trovano assemblate in una mescolanza dai risultati non sempre chiari.
Di questo pessimismo e moralismo alla francese offre un curioso esempio Le lagrime della vedova, suggerita dalla favola milesia di Petronio La matrona di Efeso, che circolava in Italia fin dal Novellino.