How to use Summer-solstice in a sentence
Portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence, there can be little doubt that Nergal represents the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice which brings destruction to mankind.
The games in which Coroebus was victor, and which form the principal epoch of Greek history, were celebrated about the time of the summer solstice 776 years before the common era of the Incarnation, in the 3938th year of the Julian period, and twentythree years, according to the account of Varro, before the foundation of Rome.
When the event took place between the summer solstice and the 1st of January following, the sum of the Olympic year and of theyear before Christ is equal to 777.
At the same time, the possibility of a confusion between Ninib and Nergal must be admitted, and perhaps we are to see the solution of the problem in the recognition of two diverse schools of theological speculation, the one assigning to Ninib the role of the spring-tide solar deity, the other identifying him with the sun of the summer solstice.
According to this, the days at the summer solstice were twenty-four hours in length, and conversely at the winter solstice the nights were of equal duration.Advertisement
In this way Ninib, whose chief seat appears to have been at Shirgulla (Lagash), became the sun-god of the springtime and of the morning, bringing joy and new life to the earth, while Nergal of Kutha was regarded as the sun of the summer solstice and of the noonday heat - the harbinger of suffering and death.
The open part of the horseshoe exactly faces the sunrise at the summer solstice.
Being informed that at Syene (Assuan), on the day of the summer solstice at noon, a well was lit up through all its depth, so that Syene lay on the tropic, he measured, at the same hour,the zenith distance of the sun at Alexandria.
Then, last week saw the vice-president of the European Commission joining compatriots in Brussels in the national celebration of the summer solstice.
They form a horseshoe open to the Summer Solstice sunrise, a gateway to the Otherworld for the Sun God under whatever name.Advertisement
I hope to spend the summer solstice at Glastonbury Festival, with Kindred Spirit " (still to be confirmed ).
Then he lost a mighty battle with the Oak King who ruled from the winter solstice until the next summer solstice.
Send them at the winter solstice - or the summer solstice.
This includes an impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes and is oriented to the summer solstice at sunset.
Opening the monument for this year's summer solstice is an important step along the way to achieving this.Advertisement
Then, in 1971, the Glastonbury Fayre was held to celebrate the summer solstice.
Gilded Hornton stone with declination lines crossing the hour lines to mark the summer solstice and equinoxes.
As at last summer solstice a Maori group greeted the sun, the ancestors who built the place, and the other celebrants present.
I hope to spend the summer solstice at Glastonbury Festival, with Kindred Spirit (still to be confirmed).
The unique summer solstice sun beaming through the chamber has now been recorded by history experts.Advertisement
Opening the monument for this year 's summer solstice is an important step along the way to achieving this.
That 's what officers who will be carrying out bicycle patrols during the summer solstice celebrations in Avebury on June 21 are calling themselves.
First published on June 15, 1985 THE High Court is being asked to allow the Stonehenge summer solstice festival to go ahead.
Several alignments are possible from here, especially at summer solstice sunset, when the sun sets in the north west.
Those tribes located in the Great Plains region of the United States danced to celebrate a tribal boy's passage into manhood, and also to worship the summer solstice.Advertisement
In fact, they noted that the longest day of the year occurred on the summer solstice while the shortest day occurred on winter solstice.
The top of the symbol shows summer and the summer solstice that brings the longest day of the year.
Summer solstice is the mid point of summer, a great reason to have a party, and with this summer solstice dinner menu your celebration is sure to be a delight.
A summer solstice dinner is usually enjoyed al fresco and focuses on lighter fare.
This is a blessing for the host because rather than focusing on heavy barbecue, your summer solstice dinner menu can feature lighter, brighter flavors.Advertisement
Chill the glasses before serving, and your summer solstice party will be the coolest in town.
With this summer solstice dinner menu, some good music and brightly-colored decorations your dinner party is sure to be a success.