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Devol, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 150
Housing Units (2000): 68
Land area (2000): 0.496669 sq. miles (1.286367 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.496669 sq. miles (1.286367 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20450
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 34.193755 N, 98.590533 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73531
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Devol

Devol may refer to:

  • Devol (album)
  • Devol, a deity in Sinhala Buddhist mythology.
Devol (Albania)

Devol also Deabolis or Diabolis, was a medieval fortress and bishopric in western Macedonia, located south of Lake Ohrid in what is today the south-eastern corner of Albania ( Devoll District). Its precise location is unknown today, but it is thought to have been located by the river of the same name (today Devoll River), and on the Roman Via Egnatia road. It is first mentioned in historical sources in John Skylitzes' account of the Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars under Emperor Basil II, whose general Eustathios Daphnomeles is said to have subdued some of the last Bulgarian resisting forces concentrated in Deabolis in 1018. The place is also mentioned in a 1019 charter granted by Basil to the Bulgarian church, as a kastron (castle) under the jurisdiction of the bishop of Kastoria.

It is not precisely known when Deabolis became a bishopric. Saint Clement of Ohrid (ca. 840–916), an eminent early Bulgarian writer, is supposed to have been its bishop around 900, according to the saint's vita written by Theophylact of Ohrid some 200 years later; however, the first independent contemporary documents confirming its status as a bishopric are of a later date.

Deabolis/Devol was the site of the Treaty of Devol between Bohemond I of Antioch and Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos in 1108. It was reconquered by the Bulgarian Empire in the beginning of the 13th century. The fortress continued to play an important role until the 14th century. Its site became forgotten in modern times. It has been tentatively identified with the site of a modern Albanian village called Zvezdë (located at ), a conjecture already proposed by the 19th century British traveller William Martin Leake in 1835.

The place Deabolis/Devol on the Devoll river should not be confused with a different medieval fortress likewise called Deabolis, or Devolgrad, situated further east in today's Republic of Macedonia, near Kavadarci.

Devol (deity)

Devol (also spelled as Dewol) is a deity subjected to worship and belief in Sri Lanka. He is one of the twelve deities worshiped in Sri Lanka as "Dolos Deviyo" (twelve gods), who are believed to be intervening in the affairs of the worldlings. The practice of the worship of Devol deviyo or the cult of Devol is widespread among the Sinhalese, and specially in the Southwestern lowlands and coastal areas of the country. Devotees who make offerings at the shrines and perform rituals usually seek vengeance, benevolence and prosperity from the deity to solve their day to day problems.

Usage examples of "devol".

George Devol, who was, like Canada Bill, not a man who was averse to fleecing the odd sucker, drew Bill aside and asked him if he couldn't see that the game was crooked.

StumDog, the Deader, Tug, Paint, Tout des Touts, Devol, Violet, Laughing Nose some Earth-normals, others unpredictably, ambiguously gifted.