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  • This side of his character is clearly expressed in the titles Sitalcas (" protector of corn"); Erythibius (" preventer of blight"); Parnopius (" destroyer of locusts"); Smintheus (" destroyer of mice"), in which, however, some modern inquirers see a totemistic significance (e.g.
  • The crop is very uncertain owing to droughts; spring frosts and locusts, and, ' in order to avoid a total failure and to allow time for collecting the produce, there are three sowings at intervals from October to March - the crops thus coming to perfection in succession.
  • The cicada's song resounds among the woods in the autumn; flights of locusts frequently appear after the summer, and they are carried by the prevailing winds even among the glaciers and eternal snows.
  • Mosquitoes, termites, bees, ants, centipedes, millipedes, locusts, grasshoppers, butterflies, dragonflies, sandflies and spiders' are found in immense numbers.
  • Large sums have been expended on the destruction of locusts; they are now practically harmless, but live locusts are diligently collected every year, a reward being paid by the government for their destruction.

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