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prester

[′pres·tər]
(meteorology)
A whirlwind or waterspout accompanied by lightning in the Mediterranean Sea and Greece.
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Landes Sachsen-Anhalt riot police, Police Directorate Saxony-Anhalt North Magdeburg (including TPA), the construction sector 1, 2 Participation accommodation petrol station at the location 5 Alt Prester, including dismantling of the old gas station.
the Letter of Prester John, religious relics and the holy grail) and narrating truths and lies to Emperor Barbarossa and Niketas Choniates, the greedy Simonini lacks scruples and morality because he has no consciousness of being evil.
What makes Webbe's text extraordinary is his mention of the lost kingdom of Prester John, a legendary medieval Christian king, the ruler of the realm beyond the Persian mountains and whose lands stretched across India reaching the border of Cathay (27-35).
Out of this came his first book, The Prester Quest.
Sean Hanlon: "Deep Freeze: A Prester John Riordan Mystery" (1992) features a hero who works for the speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives.
Picking specific examples, such as the figure of Prester John who may have ruled over a Christian kingdom in Ethiopia, or the discoverer of Australopithecus africanus Raymond Dart who held some peculiar views (influenced by Grafton Elliot Smith's diffusionism), he shows how the colonial Zeitgeist made it almost impossible to construct an indigenous past from African evidence.
For a long time, European Christians believed in the legend of an Earthly Paradise as well as the realm of a Christian monarch named Prester (or Presbyter) John, both of which were thought to be somewhere in the East, possibly Ethiopia, also known as Abyssinia (from Abassens/Habassens/Habasha, meaning those inhabiting the extended part of the southern Arabian into the African/Ethiopian desert).
6) It is interesting to note that European medieval world, as Du Bois puts it, "knew the black man chiefly as a legend or occasional curiosity, but still as a fellow man--an Othello or a Prester John or an Antar" (1915: 6).
Jump forward to the sixteenth century and Europe had become fixated on the legend of a devout Christian priest-king called Prester John, who was seemingly immortal as his kingdom possessed a 'Fountain of Life'.
First, however, it is necessary to address the other accusation of a flaw in his plot: the tidy appearance of a deus ex machina in the form of Prester John.
Apart from the pan-European fantasy of Prester John, there are European fairy tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Bluebeard"; there is the English tradition with "Jack and the Beanstalk" and King Arthur; the Irish with "The Children of Lir," and the Arabian Nights with Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin.
33) Of the other crosses in Africa, one represents the kingdom of the legendary Prester John, most likely the one furthest east near the Red Sea.