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Mara  n.  (Norse Myth.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.






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... side of the "Weapons-laid-down" tope that Buddha, having given up the idea of living longer, said to Ananda, "In three months from this I will attain to pavi-nirvana;" and king Mara(9) had so fascinated and stupefied Ananda, that he was not able to ask Buddha to remain longer ...
— Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms • Fa-Hien

... back together to the village of Bethlehem, and Naomi in her sorrow said to her old friends, when she met them once more, "Call me not Naomi 'the pleasant,' but Mara 'the bitter;' for God hath dealt bitterly ...
— Children of the Old Testament • Anonymous

... The wolf will howl as I pass his lair, The ban-dog moan, and the screech-owl stare. For breath, at my coming, the sleeper strains, And the freezing current forsakes his veins! Vainly for pity the wretch may sue— Merciless Mara no prayers subdue! To his couch I flit— On his breast I sit! Astride! astride! astride! And one charm alone —A hollow stone!—[23] Can scare me ...
— Rookwood • William Harrison Ainsworth

... were all produced at these concerts, and with almost invariable applause. Nor were Haydn's services entirely confined to the Salomon concerts. He conducted for various artists, including Barthelemon, the violinist; Haesler, the pianist; and Madam Mara, of whom he tells that she was hissed at Oxford for not rising ...
— Haydn • J. Cuthbert Hadden

... Gardener Island, Mara or Moro Reef, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Gambia Bank, and Johnston or Cornwallis Island are also claimed as Hawaiian possessions, but there is some obscurity as to the dates of acquisition, and it is of record in the Foreign Office articles of convention between ...
— The Story of the Philippines and Our New Possessions, • Murat Halstead

... usages and languages of the descendants of those who worshipped him. These descendants all retain, in the names of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the recollections of the chief gods of this mythology. Mara (the nightmare) still torments the sleep of the English-speaking people; and the Evil One, Nokke (so says Laing), is the ancestor of ...
— Ten Great Religions - An Essay in Comparative Theology • James Freeman Clarke

... : murrah. Corio : far-onggnetok. Karaula : marra. Jhongworong : far-okgnata. Sydney : da-mora. Murrumbidje : mur-rugan. Mudje : mara. Molonglo : mar-rowla. Wellington : murra. Head of Bight : merrer. Liverpool : ...
— Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2) • John MacGillivray

... kalmarin itu? He has quite recovered his former health— Sudah sihat balik saperti sedia lama. Thanks to the favouring influence of your good fortune, we are free from all misfortune and sickness— Dengan berkat tuah tuah tulong tiada-lah satu apa-apa mara-bahaya deri-pada sakit demam. ...
— A Manual of the Malay language - With an Introductory Sketch of the Sanskrit Element in Malay • William Edward Maxwell

... cruelly. When Biddy Finn wished to marry, Lady Selina told her it was her duty to put a restraint on her inclinations; and ultimately prevented her, though there was no objection on earth to Tony Mara; and when the widow Cullen wanted to open a little shop for soap and candles, having eight pounds ten shillings left to stock it, after the wake and funeral were over, Lady Selina told the widow it was ...
— The Kellys and the O'Kellys • Anthony Trollope

... Gwenny Mara—prettiest, brightest maid in these parts." And, jerking her thumb towards the neglected bridegroom, she added: "He's a lucky young chap. She'm a sunny maid, for sure, and a ...
— Tatterdemalion • John Galsworthy

... Maraud rabeti. Marble marmoro. Marble (plaything) globeto. March (month) Marto. March marsxi. March marsxado. Marchioness markizino. Mare cxevalino. Margin margxeno. Marguerite (daisy) lekanto. Marigold kalendulo. Marine mara. Marine marsoldato. Mariner maristo. Marionette marioneto. Maritime mara. Mark (sign) signo. Mark marko. Market vendejo. Marl kalkargilo. Marmalade fruktajxo. Marmot marmoto. Marquis ...
— English-Esperanto Dictionary • John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

... purpose of her heart, She left off to desire her to depart. So they two travelled along together To Bethlehem, and when they were come thither, Behold! the people were surprised, and cried, What, is this Naomi? But she replied, Oh! call me Mara, and not Naomi; For I have been afflicted bitterly. I went out from you full, but now I come, As it hath pleased God, quite empty home: Why then call ye me Naomi? Since I Have been afflicted so exceedingly. So Naomi return'd, and Ruth ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

... Besides, the mind and finer feelings are blunted by such obsequiousness. But in the theatre it is Godwin and Co. "ex professo". I should regard it in almost the same light as if I had written a song for Haydn to compose and Mara to sing; I know, indeed, what is poetry, but I do not know so well as he and she what will suit his notes or her voice. That actors and managers are often wrong is true, but still their trade is "their" trade, and the presumption is in ...
— Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. • Coleridge, ed. Turnbull

... event in which we may again see a subjective experience given under the form of an objective reality. Mara, the great tempter, appears in the sky, and urges Gotama to stop, promising him, in seven days, a universal kingdom over the four great continents if he will but give up his enterprise.[3] When his words fail to have any effect, the tempter consoles ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 - "Brescia" to "Bulgaria" • Various

... had dared to have an opinion of their own, had dared to show an independent spirit, and to hold on what they thought the true course in spite of the blackguard population of the district. Take the case of O'Mara, of Parsonstown. He was the principal merchant of the place, a very kindly man, of decided politics, a Catholic Conservative, like myself. He sold provisions to what the local priest called the 'helmeted minions of our Saxon taskmasters.' In other words, he sold bread to the constabulary ...
— Ireland as It Is - And as It Would be Under Home Rule • Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

... xxx, 10; and again, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us," Psal. ii. 3. 3. The sad and desolate condition of the kingdom of Scotland, then calling for our prayers and tears, and saying, "Call me not Naomi (pleasant), call me Mara (bitter): for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me," Ruth i. 20. We were "pressed out of measure, above strength," and "had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead; who delivered us from so great a death, and doth ...
— The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Gillespie

... have gathered from what precedes that Hinduism has little room for the Devil[72]. Buddhism being essentially an ethical system recognizes the importance of the Tempter or Mara, but still Mara is not an evil spirit who has spoilt a good world. In Hinduism, whether pantheistic or polytheistic, there is even less disposition to personify evil in one figure, and most Indian religious systems are disposed to think ...
— Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) - An Historical Sketch • Charles Eliot

... to the troll's abode. Here we have the phenomenon in a double form; for not only does the husband regain his wife from the troll by pronouncing her name, but he loses her once more by inadvertently summoning her captor. It is a German superstition that a mara, or nightmare, can be effectually exorcised if the sufferer surmises who it is, and instantly addresses it by name.[221] We can now understand how, in the Carmarthenshire story mentioned in Chapter VII., the farmer was rescued from the fairies under whose spell he had been ...
— The Science of Fairy Tales - An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology • Edwin Sidney Hartland



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