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HA-KEEL (person): from Port Kar, chief of the mercenary tarnsmen. I knew one of these mercenary captains, HA-KEEL, murderer, once of Ar, whom I had met in Turia, in the house of Saphrar, a merchant. HA-KEEL alone commanded a thousand men, tarnsmen all." Pg. 105, Raiders of Gor.

HAAKON (person):a maurauder from Skjern who was under contract to Targo to bring slave girls to him from various northern villages. "Further, in offering as much as two gold pieces in Laura, Targo assured himself of first pick of HAAKON's choicest captives." Pg. 60, Captive of Gor.

HAKIMBA (person): Kataii Ubar who join the 3 other Wagon Peoples to meet Tarl. "I am HAKIMBA of the Kataii," he roared. He pulled aside the wind scarf with one hand, and his face, though black, bore the same marks as the others." Pg. 15, Nomads of Gor.

HALL OF PROCESSING (place): a place where people within the Nest and entering the Nest are taken to remove any contamination from their bodies. ""This is the HALL OF PROCESSING," said one of them." Pg. 99, Priest-Kings of Gor. HAMSTRINGING (punishment): used usually when a slave girl tries to flee, or in the case of outlaws, when captured. "In HAMSTRINGING the two large tendons behind each knee are cut. The legs may then no longer be contracted. They are then useless. No longer can the subject walk or run, or even stand erect.....When an individual is HAMSTRUNG he is often taken to a city where he is left, that he may, if he can, earn his living by begging." Pg. 161, Hunters of Gor.

HAND (date): the Gorean week, consisting of five (5) days. "...which begins with the Vernal Equinox, not only by a Passage HAND, but by another five-day period called the Waiting HAND, during which doorways are painted white, little food is eaten, little is drunk and there is to be no singing or public rejoicing in the city;..." Pg. 78, Assassin of Gor.

HARIGGA (noun): bosk wagons. "We suddenly emerged into the center of what seemed to be a wide, grassy street among the wagons, a wide lane, open and level, an avenue in that city of HARIGGA or Bosk Wagons." Pg. 34, Nomads of Gor.

HARL {person}: a slaver who first made use of the tool called now the "Harl Ring". "They were Harl rings, named for the slaver HARL of Turia, who is reported to have first used them." Pg. 208, Hunters of Gor.

HARL RING (implement): a tool which has 4 parts, a metal ankle ring, a closed loop on the back of the ring, appx 1 yard of chain running through a loop on the front of the ring, and finally a locking device at the end of the chain. "The HARL RING is a versatile piece of custodial hardware. It may be used to chain a girl to anything, the ankle ring closed on her ankle, and the locking device at the termination of the device being easily fastned, looped, say, about a tree, or stanchion, or the ankle of another girl, and then locked about its own chaine, or through one of the links of its own chain." Pg. 208, Hunters of Gor.

HARNESS (implement): made usually of leather, it has straps which can hold one or many slaves, or other items to be transported on a wagon. The slave harness is 4 straps which meet in the front and back over the chest and middle back, coming over the shoulders and between the legs, fastening in the back where it has a ring to which a hook can be latched. "I looked to the girls near the front of the wagon, immeshed in the HARNESS." Pg. 51, Captive of Gor.

HAROLD (person): a Tuchuk Warrior whom Tarl met and fought with in the city of Ar. "...the young man whose name was HAROLD, the blond-haired, blue-eyed fellow who had been so victimized by Hareena, she of the First Wagon, who had fallen spoils to Turia in the games of Love War." Pg. 186, Nomads of Gor.

HAR-TA (command): faster. "I shouted to my tarn, in Gorean and in English. "HAR-TA! HAR-TA! Faster! Faster!" Pg. 57, Tarnsman of Gor.

HARUSPEX (people): soothsayer; omen-taker. "The HARUSPEXES, the readers of bosk blood and verr livers, surely would not be unaware of these, lets say, larger, graver omens." Pg. 13, Nomads of Gor.

HELMUTSPORT (place): a city which lies on the coast of the Thassa. "...and the coastal cities, such as Port Kar and HELMUTSPORT..." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

HENRAK (person): a rencer that aligned himself with the slavers of Port Kar to help in the capture raid of the rence islands. He was responsible for the death of Ho-Hak's son, Eechius and flung to his death from the parapet by Ho-Hak into the swamps. "This one," said Ho-Hak, indicating HENRAK, "is a rencer, and he is mine." Pg. 303, Raiders of Gor.

HENRIUS SEVARIUS (person): a self-proclaimed Ubar of Port Kar, sat on the Council of Captains. He was called Fish, when a slave, by Tarl. "HENRIUS SEVARIUS," they were crying, "Ubar of Port Kar." Pg. 146, Raiders of Gor.

HERAKLITES (person): an Administrator in the City of Cos many years ago. "...first used in the tournament at Tor held during the Second Passage Hand of the third year of the Administrator HERAKLITES?" Pg. 329, Assassin of Gor.

HERCON (person): the third who came to earth to capture Doreen. "I heard Teibar speaking to HERCON, and then HERCON left for somewhere, as I later found out to gather up my things from the ladies’ room." Pg. 46, Dancer of Gor.

HEREENA (person): "wench of the First Wagon" slavegirl of the "Ubar" of the Wagon Peoples. "I walked behind Kamchak, on his kaiila. Harold walked beside me. HEREENA and Elizabeth followed us, each, as was proper, some two paces behind." Pg. 339, Nomads of Gor.

HERLIT (bird): Gorean eagle, having a wingspan of 6-8 feet; is carnivorous, and has yellowfeathers tipped with black; also called 'Sun-Striker' or 'out-of-the-sun-it-strikes', from its habit ofstriking with the sun above and behind it; inhabits the Barrens. "An adult HERLIT is often four feet in height and has a wingspan of some seven to eight feet." Pg. 307, Explorers of Gor.

HERSIUS (place): the planet Jupiter; named for a legendary hero of Ar. "As long as these ships remain outside the fifth ring, that of the planet Earthmen call Jupiter, the Goreans HERSIUS, after a legendary hero of Ar, we do not fight." Pg. 65, Assassin of Gor.

HESIUS {person}: a paga tavern owner of Laura. "I was sold privately to HESIUS of Laura," she said, "I then served his customers in his paga tavern." Pg. 216 Hunters of Gor.

HIDE DRUM (instrument): drums made with the tanned hide of animals stretched over the top and secured. "I watched her, in the training sand, dancing to the HIDE DRUMS..." Pg. 174, Captive of Gor.

HIGH CASTE (noun):"The HIGH CASTES in a given city," said my father, "elect an administrator and council for stated terms." Pg. 42, Tarnsman of Gor.

HINTI (insect): small, flea-like insects; unlike fleas, they are not parasites. "'Hala' is Kaiila for the Gorean HINTI, which are small, active insects. They resemble fleas but are not parasitic." Pg. 219-220, Blood Brothers of Gor.

HITH (animal): huge python-like snake. "One such serpent was the huge, many-banded Gorean python, the HITH." Pg. 26, Outlaw of Gor.

HO-BAR (person): a common Arian name. Nomads of Gor.

HO-HAK (person): once an exotic slave, became leader of the rencers in the Vosk Delta, he was father to Eechius, a boy who fed Bosk when He hungered as a slave. "Telima," said I, thinking of HO-HAK, "why was HO-HAK so moved, when together we spoke of the boy Eechius?" Pg. 118, Raiders of Gor.

HOLY DISEASE (disease):see: DAR-KOSIS. "Dar-Kosis, or the HOLY DISEASE, or Sacred Affliction, is a virulent, wasting disease of Gor." Pg. 266, Assassin of Gor.

HOMAN (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet. "HOMAN, I speculate, may derive from Cretan." Pg. 9, Explorers of Gor.

HOME STONE (noun): 1) a stone, often circular and flat, that is sacred to each dwelling, and is tobe defended ferociously by even the meanest peasant; 2) a similar stone that represents thesoul of a city; to be without a Home Stone is to lack citizenship. "In peasant villages on this world," he continued, "each hut was originally built around a flat stone which was placed in the center of the circular dwelling. It was carved with the family sign and was called the HOME STONE," he repeated, "Simply that." Pg. 26, Tarnsman of Gor.

HOOK-BILLED GORT (bird): a carnivorous hunting bird of the rainforests inland of Schendi. "In the ground zone, and on the ground itself, are certain birds, some flighted, like the HOOK-BILLED GORT, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some unflighted, like the grub borer and lang gim." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

HOOK KNIFE (weapon):a short, thick knife with a curved blade. "And there are many in the High Councils of the City, who, if forced to decide between the steel of the HOOK KNIFE and the feel of gold in their pouch, will choose gold to steel." Pg. 19, Assassin of Gor.

HORN BOW (weapon): a small bow which is 4' in length, double-curved and built up with layers of bosk horn, reinforced with metal and leather, banded at 7 points with metal, the grip is banded with metal from Turia. Leather is placed diagonally in 2" strips, the entire grip is leathered horizontally. It doesnt have the range of the crossbow and longbow, but fires quickly in short range and is quite lethal. It can be fired quickly and is easy to handle in the saddle. It is used by the wagon people, especially Tuchuks. "Bring me," I said, "the small HORN BOW of the Tuchuks, the barbed war arrows of the Wagon Peoples." Pg. 365, Assassin of Gor.

HORN COMB (tool)A tool used by females to comb through their hair.Another girl, one of four near me, besides Ena, again knelt behnd me and again began to pass the narrow, purple HORN COMB through my hair." Pg. 280, Captive of Gor.

HORN SPOON (utensil): utensil used to eat a meal, usually a soup or stew. "The HORN SPOON snapped in his hands, and he angrily threw the pieces into the bowl." Pg. 120, Assassin of Gor.

HORNED GIM (animal): a small owl-like bird with a throaty warbling song. "There was only the laughter of the girls, the bubbling of the stream, the work, the blue sky and white clouds, the wind and the bending grass, clean air and, somewhere, the call of a tiny HORNED GIM, the tiny purplish owllike bird." Pg. 97, Captive of Gor.

HO-SORL (person): a guard of the House of Cernus who fought with Tarl Cabot to help Marlenus regain Ubarship of Ar. "In the past two months, in particular, I noted two young Warriors, guards, recent additions to the staff of the House. Their names were Relius and HO-SORL." Pg. 193, Assassin of Gor.

HORT (measurement): a measure of distance equal to 1 1/4 Earth inches. "The Gorean foot is, in my estimation, just slightly longer than the Earth foot; based on the supposition that each of its ten HORTS is roughly one and one-quarter inches long." Pg. 127, Raiders of Gor.

HO-TU (person): in love with Sura, Master Keeper of slaves in the House of Cernus. "We heard the voice of HO-TU booming in the hall. "It is past the eighteenth bar," he called. "Slaves to cells!" Pg. 245, Assassin of Gor.

HOUSE SLAVE (person): a slave who is in charge of doing the household chores. "Shall it be the tunic of a HOUSE SLAVE?" I asked." Pg. 233, Raiders of Gor.

HOUSE VEIL (noun): the next-to-last veil worn by free women, esp. when in the company of mennot of her own family; worn over the pride veil, and under the street veil upon leaving the house. "It was light, and shimmering, of white silk, almost transparent. Then, one after the other, she added the freedom veil, or veil of the citizeness, the pride veil, the HOUSE VEIL, and the street veil." Pg. 106, Slave Girl of Gor.

HUDA (measurement): a unit of measure which is equal to 5 tefas. "Six such handfuls constitute a tefa, which is a tiny basket. Five such baskets constitute a HUDA." Pg. 45, Tribesmen of Gor.

HULNETH (place): one of the islands in the Thassa. "From Lydius goods may be embarked for the islands of Thassa, such as Teletus, HULNETH and Asperiche...." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

HUNJER (place): One of 7 exchange or free ports/islands, the others include Asperiche, Farnacium, Hulneth, Scagnar, Tabor, and Teletus. "Perhaps she would be sold south to Shendi or Bazi, or north to a jarl of Torvaldsland, Scagnar or HUNJER, or across Thassa to Tabor, or Asperiche, or taken up the vosk in a cage to an inland city, perhaps eventually to find herself in Ko-ro-ba, Thentis or Tharna, or even Ar itself." Pg. 317, Hunters of Gor.

HUNT MASTER (person): a male whose work is found in hunt, usually recognized by the many necklaces of claws and teeth around his neck, and dressed in skins of the animals he has hunted. "A HUNT MASTER, astride a monstrous tharlarion, holding a wand, tufted with panther hair, preceded the retinue. He wore over his head, half covering his face, a hood formed of the skin of the head of a forest panther." Pg. 209, Captive of Gor.

HUP (person): called Hup the Fool, father of Scormus after being bred with Sura. "She had a son. His name, of course, was Scormus of Ar, her son by the dwarf HUP, conceived years ago in the revels of Kajuralia." Pg. 327, Assassin of Gor.

HURA (person): The leader of one pack of panthergirls who was planning to takeover Vernas part of the forest. "Of whose band are you?" I asked. "Of HURA's," said she." Pg. 113, Hunters of Gor.

HURT (animal): a kangaroo-like animal whose wool is used for cloth. "Cernus of Ar wore a coarse black robe, woven probably from the wool of the bounding, two-legged HURT, a domesticated marsupial raised in large numbers in the environs of several of Gor's northern cities. The HURT, raised on large fenced ranches, herded by the domesticated sleen and sheared by chained slaves, replaces its wool four times a year." Pg. 39, Assassin of Gor.

HURT RANCHES (place): the places where Hurts are raised and kept for their "wool". "The House of Cernus, I had heard, had interests in several of the HURT RANCHES near the city." Pg, 39, Assassin of Gor.