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n. (alternative case form of Akela English)


Akela may refer to:

  • Akela (The Jungle Book), the wolf featured in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories collected in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book
  • Akela (Scouting), a symbol of wisdom in the Cub Scout program, usually (but not necessarily) Cubmaster or Den Leader
  • Akela (spider)
  • Akela (film), a 1941 film
  • Akella, a Russian software developing company
  • Akeelah and the Bee, a 2006 family film
Akela (spider)

Akela Peckham & Peckham, 1896 is a genus of the jumping spider family Salticidae, consisting of three described species. Two of these occur in Central and South America and the third in Pakistan.

Akela (The Jungle Book)

Akela ( / Akelā also called The Lone Wolf or Big Wolf) is a fictional character in Rudyard Kipling's stories, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. He is the leader of the Seeonee pack of Indian wolves and presides over the pack's council meetings. It is at such a meeting that the pack adopts the lost child Mowgli and Akela becomes one of Mowgli's mentors.

Akelā means "single or solitary" in Hindi and Urdu. Kipling also calls him the '' Lone Wolf:

Kipling portrays Akela with the character of an English gentleman. This is shown by his recurring references to the honour of the pack. He is large and grey and leads the pack by virtue of his strength and cunning.

The leader of a group of the Scouting Organisation, the Cubs, is called Akela after this character. The cubs usually chant in their pack meetings, "Akela, we will do our best".

Akela (film)

'Akela ' is a Bollywood social film released in 1941. It was produced by K. B. Desai Productions under the banner of Great India Pictures and directed by Pessi Karani. The film starred Bibbo, Mazhar Khan, E. Billimoria, Miss Moti, Pratima Devi, Bose, and Mohammed Hadi. Its music was composed by Khan Mastana and the lyrics were written by Pyare Lal Santoshi.

Usage examples of "akela".

Shere Khan was always crossing his path in the jungle, for as Akela grew older and feebler the lame tiger had come to be great friends with the younger wolves of the Pack, who followed him for scraps, a thing Akela would never have allowed if he had dared to push his authority to the proper bounds.

It is in my heart that when Akela misses his next kill,--and at each hunt it costs him more to pin the buck,--the Pack will turn against him and against thee.

When they were all gathered together, Shere Khan began to speak--a thing he would never have dared to do when Akela was in his prime.

There was a long hush, for no single wolf cared to fight Akela to the death.

The bulls swept off as Akela bayed, and Gray Brother stopped in front of the cows.

They charged down on him, and he ran just before them to the foot of the ravine, as Akela drove the bulls far to the left.

He was soothing the buffaloes now by voice, and Akela had dropped far to the rear, only whimpering once or twice to hurry the rear-guard.

The herd paused for an instant at the edge of the slope, but Akela gave tongue in the full hunting yell, and they pitched over one after the other just as steamers shoot rapids, the sand and stones spurting up round them.

To do Buldeo justice, if he had been ten years younger he would have taken his chance with Akela had he met the wolf in the woods, but a wolf who obeyed the orders of this boy who had private wars with man-eating tigers was not a common animal.

Messua cried, and Buldeo embroidered the story of his adventures in the jungle, till he ended by saying that Akela stood up on his hind legs and talked like a man.

Ever since Akela had been deposed, the Pack had been without a leader, hunting and fighting at their own pleasure.

Customs Station east of Akela, where inspections of late were conducted with greater seriousness than they had been in more innocent days, Jilly thought about the men in her life.

Customs Station east of Akela, New Mexico, where even poor shady Fred in his suspicious pot had been regarded warily.

Quelan tribe has chosen Mandel for their Kiah Master and Akela as his Focus.

Suddenly Mandel and Akela were thrust back by an invisible force, both landing on their backsides, sprawled on the lawn.