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15th Sep '16 3:15:11 PM RonnieR15
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* FeatheredSerpent: The [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Olmecs]] started this and they predate the Greek alphabet.
20th Aug '16 1:48:48 AM LordGro
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* ExcessiveMourning: When Enkidu dies from a sickness sent by the gods, Gilgamesh refuses to let him be buried for seven days, hoping he can call him back to life by his mourning. Only when maggots appear in Enkidu's face, Gilgamesh allows the corpse to be buried (''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'').
13th Aug '16 9:58:28 AM LordGro
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Ares, originally an vicious brute (viewed primarily as a destructive and destabilizing force) gradually became a more paternal figure who fought first and foremost to secure peace.
21st Jul '16 7:11:04 PM AlexHoskins
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Ares, originally an vicious brute (viewed primarily as a destructive and destabilizing force) gradually became a more paternal figure who fought first and foremost to secure peace.
17th Jul '16 1:01:58 PM karstovich2
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* AltarDiplomacy: As with ArrangedMarriage, marrying for politics was more the rule than the exception for ancient royals. The Amarna Letters between the Pharaohs of Egypt and Kings of Assyria in the 14th century BCE strongly suggest that the two Great Powers had exchanged princesses in the past and were planning to again, and it is known that in the following century, UsefulNotes/RamsesII had at least one Hittite wife to seal an alliance with Hatti.

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* AltarDiplomacy: As with ArrangedMarriage, marrying for politics was more the rule than the exception for ancient royals. The Amarna Letters between the Pharaohs of Egypt and Kings of Assyria in the 14th century BCE strongly suggest that the two Great Powers had exchanged princesses in the past and were planning to again, again to demonstrate mutual goodwill and avoid conflict over Canaan, and it is known that in the following century, UsefulNotes/RamsesII had at least one Hittite wife to seal an alliance with Hatti.
13th Jul '16 9:39:03 AM GregPagano
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* HeroicBSOD: In ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', the eponymous protagonist mourns his [[DeadSidekick best buddy, Enkidu.]]
25th Jun '16 9:29:13 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* JerkAssGods: [[ValuesDissonance Very frequently]], and sometimes called out by the mortals (such as Gilgamesh), though doing so was a very bad idea.

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* JerkAssGods: JerkassGods: [[ValuesDissonance Very frequently]], and sometimes called out by the mortals (such as Gilgamesh), though doing so was a very bad idea.


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* PaleFemalesDarkMales: This goes way back to the ancient, old, simple caveman paintings and the like, where the way to discern gender was most often by the skin tone.
19th Jun '16 2:59:13 AM ScrewySqrl
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* FairyTale: The oldest extant fairy tales are written on Egyptian papyri from c. 1200 BC.

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* FairyTale: The oldest extant fairy tales are written on Egyptian papyri from c. 1200 BC. A January, 2016 linguistic study suggested some of the tales may be even older than that.
29th May '16 1:13:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Gilgamesh and Enkidu (wielding 120-lb swords) slew several mythical monsters. In Egyptian religion Set, not Re, is the god able to stop the EldritchAbomination Apep/Apophis from putting out the sun.
24th Apr '16 8:05:01 PM karstovich2
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* AltarDiplomacy: As with ArrangedMarriage, marrying for politics was more the rule than the exception in ancient cultures; the Amarna Letters between the Pharaohs of Egypt and Kings of Assyria in the 14th century BCE strongly suggest that the two Great Powers had exchanged princesses in the past and were planning to again, and it is known that UsefulNotes/RamsesII had at least one Hittite wife to seal an alliance with Hatti.

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* AltarDiplomacy: As with ArrangedMarriage, marrying for politics was more the rule than the exception in for ancient cultures; the royals. The Amarna Letters between the Pharaohs of Egypt and Kings of Assyria in the 14th century BCE strongly suggest that the two Great Powers had exchanged princesses in the past and were planning to again, and it is known that in the following century, UsefulNotes/RamsesII had at least one Hittite wife to seal an alliance with Hatti.
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