ALASTOR , inGreek
See also:mythology, the spirit of revenge, which prompts the members of a
See also:family to commit fresh crimes to obtain satisfaction . These crimes necessitate further acts of vengeance, and the curse is thus transmitted from generation to generation . The word is also used for a man's evil
See also:genius, which drives him to sin without any provocation; a man so driven is sometimes called Alastor . The epithet is applied to
See also:Zeus and the
See also:Erinyes as the deities of revenge and punishment .
See also:ALA-TAU (" Variegated Mountains"), the name of six
See also:mountain ranges in
See also:Asiatic Russia . Three of these are in the
See also:government of
See also:Semiryechensk in Central
See also:Asia, all belonging to the Tianshan
See also:system:—(1) the Terskei Ala-tau, south of and parallel to the lake of Issyk-kul; (2) the Kunghei Ala-tau, and (3) the Trans-
See also:Ili Ala-tau, both N. of and parallel to the same lake; and (4) the Dzungarian Ala-tau, lying N. of the Ili depression . The first three
See also:link together the Tian-shan and the
See also:Alexander Range . Their mean
See also:elevation is 6000-7000 ft.; their culminating point, Talgar, on a transverse
See also:ridge between (2) and (3), reaches 15,000 ft.; the limits of perpetual
See also:snow run at 11,000-11,700 ft . The Dzungarian Ala-tau reach a maximum altitude of 11,000 ft. and have a mean altitude of 6250 ft . From the
See also:middle of the Alexander Range another range (5) called Ala-tau, or Talastau, strikes west by south . The name Ala-tau also enters into the designation of (6), a range between the upper
See also:Yenisei and the upper Ob, in the government of
See also:Tomsk, namely, the
See also:Kuznetsk Ala-tau, forming an outlier of the Altai Mountains, and reaching 6000—7000 ft. in altitude .
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