Muscat Or Muscatel Wine

See France, Wines of, vol. vii.. p. 411, and Germany, Wines of, vol. vii., p. 775.

Muscle Shoals

See Tennessee River.

Muscogee

Muscogee, a W. county of Georgia, separated from Alabama by the Chattahoochee river, and bounded E. and S. E. by Upatoi creek; area, about 200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 16,663, of whom 9,220 were colored. A branch of the Southwestern railroad has its terminus at the county seat. The chief productions in 1870 were 2,140 bushels of wheat, 103,117 of Indian corn, 10,205 of oats, 29,560 of sweet potatoes, 53,147 lbs. of butter, and 5,150 bales of cotton. There were 456 horses, 841 mules and asses, 1,257 milch cows, 2,184 other cattle, and 3,784 swine; 1 manufactory of agricultural implements, 3 of brick, 3 of cotton and 3 of woollen goods, 2 of cotton and woollen machinery, 1 of engines and boilers, 4 foun-deries, and 5 flour mills. Capital, Columbus.

Muscogees #1

See Creeks.

Muscovy

See Russia.

Muscovy Duck

See Duck, vol. vi., p. 289.

Musical Scale

See Music.

Musimon

See Sheep.

Musk Turtle

See Tortoise.

Muskoka

Muskoka, an electoral district of Ontario, Canada, in the W. part of the province, bounded W. by Georgian bay; area, 5,307 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 6,919, of whom 2,541 were of English, 2,092 of Irish, and 1,293 of Scotch origin or descent. It is bounded S. by the Severn river, and watered by Muskoka river, by the outlet of Lake Nipissing, and by other streams and lakes. Capital, Bracebridge.

Muskokees

See Creeks.

Musquash

See Muskeat.

Mutina

See Modena.

Muttra, Or Matara, Arabia

See Muscat.

Mx-Brhsach

See I :h.

Mycale

Mycale (now Samsun), a mountain in the south of Ionia in Asia Minor. It is the W. extremity of Mt. Mesogis, and runs out into the sea in a promontory called Mycale or Trogyli-um (now Cape Santa Maria), directly opposite Samos, from which it is separated by a strait three fourths of a mile wide. This strait was the scene of the great naval victory of the Greeks under Leotychides and Xanthippus over the Persian fleet in September, 479 B. C. On the N. side of the promontory was the temple of Neptune, where the Panionic festival of the Ionian confederacy was held. On or near the promontory there appears to have been a city of the same name.

Mygale

See Spider.

Mylitta

Mylitta, the Greek name of the Babylonian goddess Beltis or Bilit, "the Lady." She is commonly represented as the wife of Bel-Nim-rod (Belus), and the mother of his son Nin, though she is also called the wife of her son Nin. She united the characteristics of the Juno, Venus, and Diana of classical mythology, but was chiefly the goddess of birth and fertility. She had temples at Nineveh, Ur, Erech, Nipur, and Babylon. The Baaltis of the Phoenicians was the same in name and character. The young women of Byblos, like those of Babylon, sacrificed in her service their virginity, and gave the price they received to the temple of the goddess. The Derceto of Asca-lon, the Ashera of the Hebrews, and the Ish-tar of the Babylonians were kindred divinities.