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mamba (noun): large, predatory river tharlarion which inhabits the rivers of the rainforests inland of Schendi; It is believed the cannibalistic Mamba People take their name from this flesh eating animal. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 393


Mamba People (noun): also called 'Tharlarion People' a cannibal tribe. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 393 


March (noun): the 2nd largest military unit of the Kurii it consists of 12 Bands (2 160 animals). Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 241 


Margin of Desolation (noun): an area north of Ar that was made into a wilderness thousands of pasangs deep. Wells were poisoned, and fields burned and salted to prevent the approach of armies from the north. It was allowed to re-vegetate and re-populate. Some believe the reason is to bring more arable land under cultivation; others say that the eyes of Ar turned north toward the powerful Salerian Confederation. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 129 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 255 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 145 


Market of Semris (noun): a small town south and somewhat east of Samnium, it is famed for its markets for tarsks, four-legged and two-legged. The town square is described as neat and well maintained, set with flat stones intricately fitted together. There are shops, fountains, a closed temple and public buildings. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 106 and 281 


marking stick (noun): a writing implement rather like a pen Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 386 


master belt (noun): a belt worn by the men of Torvaldsland from which hangs a knife in it's sheath, as well as a pouch and other accouterments. The axe is supported in it's own belt hung over the left shoulder, but it is also anchored by a ring in the master belt. Additionally, if the sword is not looped over the left shoulder, it will hung by its sheath and sheath straps from the master belt. Some say the name, 'master belt' derives from it's not infrequent use in the disciplining of bond-maids. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 50 


master, private (noun): an individual free man who owns slaves chosen for the pleasure he will personally receive from owning them and being in their company. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 112-113 


master, public (noun): an individual free man or institution owning multiple slaves who are chosen for pleasing others, bringing indirect pleasure to their owner. Examples are feast slaves, flute girls, or state slaves. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 112-113 


matok (noun): a Priest-King term, it refers to an inhabitant of the Nest which is in the Nest but not of the Nest Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 92 


maza (noun): Kaiila or Dust Leg term meaning metal. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 246 


mazasa (phrase): translation: copper Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 321 


mazasapa (noun): Kaiila or Dust Leg term meaning black metal; translated loosely into iron. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 246 


meat-catch (noun): a carnival-like game which involves slaves lined up on their knees, hands bound behind their backs who are tossed bits of meat to catch one at a time; the girls catching the meat, or recovering a missed bit by scrambling with the others for it, receive points for their Masters. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 112 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 37 and 43 


Memory, the (noun): although the Red Savages, described as ruthless and ferocious, seem to thrive on internecine warfare, there is one common tradition that will unite them over customary conflicts and rivalries. Their hatred of the white man, called simply, 'The Memory' always takes priority. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 35, 148 and 248 


Men of Torvaldsland, creation of (legend): according to Gorean legend, man was formed from the mud of the earth and the blood of tarns by the Priest-Kings. In Torvald legend, man was formed from the hoe, water, and salt by the Gods to serve as their slaves. Those of Torvaldsland share an addendum to this story. One of the Gods, curious, careless, or, perhaps angry, threw his own axe to the ground and poured paga and his own blood upon it. The axe laughed, lept up and fled so fast no Gods could catch him. He became the father of the men of Torvaldsland. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, pages 257-258 


Merchants, Caste of (noun): the caste of those who deal in merchandise and trading; their caste colors are white and gold. Caste members can range from simple shop keepers to the rich and powerful, often significant in local political activities, searching for ways to advance their own prominence, sometimes to the point of contributing to armed conflict. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 84 


merchant kaissa (noun): refers to the standardized version of kaissa played at fairs and tournaments. Book 20: Players of Gor, page 8 


message tube (noun): a capped tube affixed to a slave's collar by a small thong which can hold messages for her to transport. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 359 


metaglana (adv): a female who is no longer a virgin or 'glana' preceded by the state of 'profalarina' indicating a female who is about to be 'falarina' and before that by 'meta glana' one who looks forward to her deflowering. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 203 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 128 


midnight, Gorean (noun): the twentieth ahn. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 26 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 180 


milk, kaiila (noun): used by the peoples of the Tahari as verr milk is used elsewhere, it is reddish with a salty strong taste due to the content of ferrous sulfate. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 71 


mindar (noun): a short-winged, yellow and red bird of the rainforests inland of Schendi; with its sharp bill, it digs in the bark of flower trees for larvae and grubs. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 282 


mint stick (noun): a confection served in a bowl on a tray set for blackwine service, otherwise not described. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 10 


mitakoda (noun): Dust Leg term meaning my friend. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 257 


mitakola (noun): Kaiila word meaning my friend. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 257 


moons, Gorean (noun): three moons shine on the planet, Gor, one large and two small ones, described as full, beautiful, and 'hurtling through' the clouds. They are said to have a biological effect on females, who are sometimes chained beneath them. It is suggested that the waxing and waning of the cycles of the moon correlate with the sexual cycles of the female. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 41 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 34 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 170 Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 394 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 58 


moons, Red Savage (noun): the moons as they mark the seasons of Red Savage life. Among them are the winter moons of Waniyetuwi and Wanicokanwi, as well as the Istawicayanzanwi or Sore-Eye Moon. The moon of the Returning Gants or Magaksicaagliwi heralds early spring followed by Wozupiwi, the Planting Moon. Kantwasi is the moon when the plums are red. The moon in which the tabuk rut (Takiyuhawi) is also called the Canpasapawi, the moon when the chokecherries are ripe. The Canwapegiwiw is the moon when the leaves become brown followed by the Corn-Harvest Moon which is called either the Wayuksapiwi or Canwapekasnawi, the moon when the wind shakes off the leaves. The autumnal equinox occurs in Canwapegiwi. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 143-144, and 253 


mul (noun): a Priest-King term for a human slave Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 94 mul cases (noun): transparent plastic tube in which a mul sleeps. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 110 


mul fungus (noun): bland whitish fibrous vegetable-like material which is the main food of muls. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 109 


mul torch (noun): rod used to light passages in the Priest-Kings Nest. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 115 


mul-pellets (noun): surmised by Tarl Cabot to be a vitamin supplement for muls. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 109 


Musicians, Caste of (noun): czehar players have the most prestige, followed by the flutists and the players of the kalika. The players of the drums come next, and the farthest fellow down the list is the man who keeps the bag of miscellaneous instruments, playing them and parceling them out to others as needed. Musicians are never enslaved, but they may be exiled, tortured, or slain. It is said, that he who makes music must, like the tarn and the Vosk gull, be free. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 154 

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