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Ila (Samoan mythology)

In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Samoa), Ila is the first woman on Tutuila ( American Samoa).

Category:Samoan mythology

Ila (Battlestar Galactica)

Ila of Caprica was the dead wife of Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica. She was an off-screen character who was never actually seen, though she was referred to several times through the course of the series, and a likeness of her was briefly shown in the pilot episode. (The person actually depicted in the likeness is actress Sophia Loren.)

Ila was killed, along with many of her fellow Capricans, when the Cylons raided Caprica during the Peace Conference ambush. She was the mother of Captain Apollo, Lieutenant Zac, and Lieutenant Athena.

Ila's analogue on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica is Carolanne Adama, mother to Lee "Apollo" Adama and ex-wife of William Adama. She is seen only in the memories of other characters, having been killed in the Cylon attack on the colonies.

Category:Battlestar Galactica (1978) characters

Ila (station)

Ila, formerly Ilevolden, is a tram stop on the Trondheim Tramway, located at Ila, Trondheim in Trondheim, Norway. It was the original terminus of Ilalinjen, the first tramway and opened in 1901. In 1924 it also became a stop for the private Gråkallbanen that ran to Lian. The station featured at first a loop around the park it served, but it was later changed to a turning triangle. The station was the terminus for Line 1 of Trondheim Sporvei until 1971 when it was merged with A/S Graakalbanen and Line 1 was extended to Lian. The stop is also a stop for bus lines 5 and 8, as well as for buses heading to Trolla and Fosen. The stop primarily serves the residential areas at Ila.

Category:Trondheim Tramway stations

Ila (Hinduism)

Ila or Ilā is an androgyne in Hindu mythology, known for their sex changes. As a man, he is known as Ila or Sudyumna and as a woman, is called Ilā. Ilā is considered the chief progenitor of the Lunar dynasty of Indian kings - also known as the Ailas ("descendants of Ilā").

While many versions of the tale exist, Ila is usually described as a daughter or son of Vaivasvata Manu and thus the sibling of Ikshvaku, the founder of the Solar Dynasty. In versions in which Ila is born female, she changes into a male form by divine grace soon after her birth. After mistakenly entering a sacred grove as an adult, Ila is either cursed to change his/her gender every month or cursed to become a woman. As a woman, Ilā married Budha, the god of the planet Mercury and the son of the lunar deity Chandra (Soma), and bore him a son called Pururavas, the father of the Lunar dynasty. After the birth of Pururavas, Ilā is transformed into a man again and fathered three sons.

In the Vedas, Ilā is praised as Idā , goddess of speech, and described as mother of Pururavas.

The tale of Ila's transformations is told in the Puranas as well as the Indian epic poems, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Gazetteer

Ila, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia

Population (2000): 328
Housing Units (2000): 143
Land area (2000): 0.813471 sq. miles (2.106881 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.813471 sq. miles (2.106881 sq. km)
FIPS code: 40840
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 34.173692 N, 83.292706 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Usage examples of "ila".

Tain of Kais Tain had successfully rebelled against the Ila and the Lakht, undefeated for ten years, and had all the west under his hand.

First Descended had come down onto the Lakht, the Ila, undying and eternal, had divided men from beasts, and beasts from vermin: afterward the world and its order was ruled by the god, the single god, and administered by the Ila and her priests.

Their bodies poured out less and less water, and they died, cheating the Ila of whatever she wished.

But the Ila would pay them a bounty for each madman, and they might argue a little gold even out of the body, proving there was one less of their kind in the world.

Beside the gate, that fountain known as the Mercy of the Ila gushed from stonework mouths and ran out so profligately that it splashed from the fountain bowl to the troughs and some onto the stones of the street, to be trampled underfoot.

He was in the records these men had made, and he was sure someone would inform the Ila what a prize her men had gathered in the west.

Perhaps she had never heard how the Beykaskh made gates of iron and boiled water to make them move, or how the Ila, displeased, flung deposed ministers into the works of those machines.

Ila gave the nature of men, and to every good beast the Ila gave the nature of beasts.

In his wildest hopes he wished to come very near the Ila, and to have her guards far away.

A god on earth, priests maintained, and the Ila did not refuse their worship.

He looked up at the Ila, the tyrant, the ruler of all the world, as if he owned her.

The Ila moved, a whisper of silk like the creeping of a serpent as she leaned her pale chin on a red-gloved, jeweled fist.

The Ila rose and mounted the steps, and sat down in her chair, composed and still.

Mercy of the Ila, where Obidhen had arranged his beasts and their burdens.

It was the latter truth that galled him most, that in point of fact, as far as the Ila cared and as far as the soldiers cared, he had become no different than the rest of them.