Venusberg


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Venusberg

a mountain in central Germany: contains caverns that, according to medieval legend, housed the palace of the goddess Venus
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Venusberg

magic land of illicit pleasure where Venus keeps court. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
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In this context, the symptomatic constellation of hemoglobin Venusberg is distinctive.
Heidi Epstein's Melting the Venusberg expertly combines trenchant critiques of prominent Christian theologies with an excellent summary and extension of the past twenty years of feminist musicology.
But Father Lee tells us that, even in the overture, the music itself proclaims that "this work will not be a celebration of the victory of sacred over profane, or of Christianity over paganism, or of Wartburg over Venusberg. It will be an acknowledgment of the importance of both worlds, an integration, even a synthesis, of the two worlds.
Green Integer has chosen to reissue several of Powell's novels outside of the Dance series, in this case one novel written near the beginning of his career (Venusberg, 1932) and the first novella written after the Dance series was finished (O, How the Wheel Becomes It!, 1983).
1895), for example, which depicts the Pharaoh inspecting a possible recruit to his stable of slaves, or Gustave Boulanger's Phone (1850), or John Collier's In the Venusberg (1901).
In "Ten Journeys to the Venusberg: Morris's Drafts for 'The Hill of Venus'" (VP 39 no.
Among other deeds true Eckart warns knights against entering the Venusberg.
Previously Safari Girl had finished fifth behind Venusberg in the fillies' race at the big Carreras de las Estrellas meeting on June 26.
Beginning with Afternoon Men (1931), Venusberg (1932), Agents and Patients (1936), and What 's Become of Waring?
When Tannhauser dismisses Venus and experiences an immediate transmigration to a springtime valley in the real world he longs for, the scene here is as black as before, leaving us to wonder why he bothered to leave the Venusberg. The Hall of Song in the Wartburg looked as if it had undergone a World War II blitzkrieg.
Works include John Collier's epic Lilith and Tannhauser in the Venusberg, William Open's The Eastern Gown and William Roberts' flirtatious setting The Tea Room.