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Son

Christianity the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ

Son

 

one of the earliest Lower Paleolithic cultures in northwestern India and in Pakistan. The Son culture is dated to approximately the same time as the Lower Paleolithic cultures of Europe and Africa. It was named after the Son River (a tributary of the Indus), in whose valley remains of the culture were first studied in the 1930’s.

The Son culture was characterized by the predominance of rough hacking tools made from river pebbles (chopper-chopping tools) and by rough flakes. Coups de poing were rare. The culture was distinguished by several stages of development: the pre-Son stage, represented only by thick and rough Clactonian flakes made of quartzite; the early Son stage, characterized by the appearance of chopper-chopping tools and primitive cores; and the late Son stage, which is dated to approximately the same time as the Mousterian culture in Europe and Africa and whose remains included finer and straighter flakes and Leval-loisian blades.

REFERENCE

Boriskovskii, P. I. Drevnii kamennyi vek luzhnoi i lugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Leningrad, 1971.

P. I. BORISKOVSKII


Son

 

a river in India, a right tributary of the Ganges. The Son is 780 km long and drains an area of 71,900 sq km. It originates on the Chota Nagpur Plateau and flows east for a distance of 480 km through a narrow valley at the southern feet of the Kaimur Hills; the lower course widens to 3–5 km. The water level is especially high in summer. The river, which is navigable in the lower course, is used for irrigation. The city of Dehri is on the Son.


Son

 

(1) In Cuba, a song and dance genre in Afro-Cuban music. In a son, known since the 17th century, a tune having different renditions sung by a soloist alternates with a recurring, short, choral refrain. The melody is characterized by 2/4 time, a sharply syncopated rhythm, and a moderately fast tempo. The son is performed to the accompaniment of stringed instruments, played pizzicato, and percussion instruments.

(2) In Mexico, a Creole song and dance genre that was especially popular in the 19th century. The choreography of the son originates from the Spanish fandango. The melodies are characterized by harmony in a major mode, a lively tempo, and 3/4 time and other meters. Accompanied by lyric or humorous singing, the son is backed by mariachis—instrumental ensembles that include violins and the guitarrón and jaranita (two types of guitars) and sometimes trumpets or clarinets.

What does it mean when you dream about a son?

To dream of a “son” could actually signify the son of the dreamer, or it may symbolize something else, such as a creation or an aspect of oneself. If the dreamer is a male this symbol may indicate an internal aspect of his youth.

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With this the son of Peleus dashed his gold-bestudded sceptre on the ground and took his seat, while the son of Atreus was beginning fiercely from his place upon the other side.
The son of Peleus went back to his tents and ships with the son of Menoetius and his company, while Agamemnon drew a vessel into the water and chose a crew of twenty oarsmen.
But the son of Atreus bade the people purify themselves; so they purified themselves and cast their filth into the sea.
"Go," said he, "to the tent of Achilles, son of Peleus; take Briseis by the hand and bring her hither; if he will not give her I shall come with others and take her--which will press him harder."
When he came back his son was surprised to see him looking so like an immortal, and said to him, "My dear father, some one of the gods has been making you much taller and better-looking."
He was overwhelmed with grief for the death of his son Antinous, who had been the first man killed by Ulysses, so he said, weeping bitterly, "My friends, this man has done the Achaeans great wrong.
On this pale fear laid hold of them, and old Halitherses, son of Mastor, rose to speak, for he was the only man among them who knew both past and future; so he spoke to them plainly and in all honesty, saying,
He thought he was going to avenge the murder of his son, whereas in truth he was never to return, but was himself to perish in his attempt.
1086: That Deucalion was the son of Prometheus and Pronoea, Hesiod states in the first "Catalogue", as also that Hellen was the son of Deucalion and Pyrrha.
48B: The district Macedonia took its name from Macedon the son of Zeus and Thyia, Deucalion's daughter, as Hesiod says:
1-24) `....Eurynome the daughter of Nisus, Pandion's son, to whom Pallas Athene taught all her art, both wit and wisdom too; for she was as wise as the gods.
57: Hesiod says that Endymion was the son of Aethlius the son of Zeus and Calyee, and received the gift from Zeus: `(To be) keeper of death for his own self when he was ready to die.'