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20th Jul '17 12:36:11 PM LordGro
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* GettingEatenIsHarmless: A lot of folklore features people or supernatural beings being eaten alive but being perfectly fine.
19th Jul '17 8:23:59 PM triton
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*GettingEatenIsHarmless: A lot of folklore features people or supernatural beings being eaten alive but being perfectly fine.
4th Jul '17 1:18:10 PM RonnieR15
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* ScalesOfJustice: Scales have been affiliated with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Semitic_religion ancient Semitic religion]] with their god of justice [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Shamash]] and the Egyptian gods [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Osiris, Anubis, Maat, Isis]]
21st Jun '17 6:20:40 PM karstovich2
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* The oldest examples of ancient Chinese writing[[labelnote:*]]before the Spring and Autumn period[[/labelnote]], though little survives from this period.

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* The oldest examples of ancient Chinese writing[[labelnote:*]]before the Spring and Autumn period[[/labelnote]], though little survives from this period.period (in part because there wasn't as much written, but also because the Qin were ruthlessly effective at destroying the books).
13th Jun '17 4:42:46 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* EverybodyHatesHades: In the earliest myths, Set was ''not'' the GodOfEvil he is portrayed as today, defending Ra from Apophis every night. However, modern stories are not what made him as a villain. Following the Second Intermediate Period he became demonized for his jealous murder of his brother Osiris, his intense rivalry with Oriris' son Horus, and being regarded as the god of foreign invaders, the harsh desert, storms, and chaos. (And even later stories [[EldritchAbomination turned him into something]] that would make Hollywood's view seem tame.)
11th Jun '17 12:58:56 AM LordGro
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* DiplomaticImmunity: The concept dates back to ancient Indian epics like ''Ramayana'' (between 3000 and 2000 BC) and ''Mahabharata'' (around 4th century BC; traditional Hindu dating: 3000 BC), both of which were told by oral tradition much longer than that) where diplomats and messengers are exempted from capital punishment. In ''Ramayana'', the demon king orders the killing of [[TheTrickster Hanuman]], but Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana intervenes due to this tradition.
9th Jun '17 9:27:07 AM rmctagg09
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* DiplomaticImmunity: The concept dates back to ancient Indian epics like ''Ramayana'' (between 3000 and 2000 BC) and ''Mahabharata'' (around 4th century BC; traditional Hindu dating: 3000 BC), both of which were told by oral tradition much longer than that) where diplomats and messengers are exempted from capital punishment. In ''Ramayana'', the demon king orders the killing of [[TheTrickster Hanuman]], but , Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana intervenes due to this tradition.

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* DiplomaticImmunity: The concept dates back to ancient Indian epics like ''Ramayana'' (between 3000 and 2000 BC) and ''Mahabharata'' (around 4th century BC; traditional Hindu dating: 3000 BC), both of which were told by oral tradition much longer than that) where diplomats and messengers are exempted from capital punishment. In ''Ramayana'', the demon king orders the killing of [[TheTrickster Hanuman]], but , Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana intervenes due to this tradition.
9th Jun '17 4:34:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* DiplomaticImmunity: The concept dates back to ancient Indian epics like ''Ramayana'' (between 3000 and 2000 BC) and ''Mahabharata'' (around 4th century BC; traditional Hindu dating: 3000 BC), both of which were told by oral tradition much longer than that) where diplomats and messengers are exempted from capital punishment. In ''Ramayana'', the demon king orders the killing of [[TheTrickster Hanuman]], but , Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana intervenes due to this tradition.
1st Jun '17 11:12:13 PM rmctagg09
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* YoungConqueror: The earliest one we know about for sure is Thutmose III of Egypt. He took control of the Egyptian Army as a teenager during his joint rule with his aunt Hatshepsut. A few years later--in 1479 BCE, when he was 22 or 23--Hatshepsut died, and Thutmose became the sole ruler of Egypt. The Canaanite city-state of Kadesh took advantage of the transition to march on Egyptian territory, but Thutmose fought them off and promptly began conquering much of the rest of Syria. In this and subsequent campaigns in Syria and Nubia, Thutmose proved to be a very skilled general--modern historians compare him to Napoleon for his grasp of strategy and tactics and his ability to leverage his country's colossal human and economic resources into military advantage--and had conquered most of his substantial empire by age 30.

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The earliest one we know about for sure is Thutmose III of Egypt. He took control of the Egyptian Army as a teenager during his joint rule with his aunt Hatshepsut. A few years later--in 1479 BCE, when he was 22 or 23--Hatshepsut died, and Thutmose became the sole ruler of Egypt. The Canaanite city-state of Kadesh took advantage of the transition to march on Egyptian territory, but Thutmose fought them off and promptly began conquering much of the rest of Syria. In this and subsequent campaigns in Syria and Nubia, Thutmose proved to be a very skilled general--modern historians compare him to Napoleon for his grasp of strategy and tactics and his ability to leverage his country's colossal human and economic resources into military advantage--and had conquered most of his substantial empire by age 30.
1st Jun '17 10:05:32 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Apocalypse How ApocalypseHow/ClassX4: The Egyptian Literature/CoffinTexts and Literature/BookOfGoingForthByDay (a.k.a. Book of the Dead) tell that eventually, the PrimordialChaos of Nun will re-absorb the ordered cosmos, and of all life only the gods Atum and Osiris will remain in the eternal dark.

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* Apocalypse How ApocalypseHow ApocalypseHow/ClassX4: The Egyptian Literature/CoffinTexts and Literature/BookOfGoingForthByDay (a.k.a. Book of the Dead) tell that eventually, the PrimordialChaos of Nun will re-absorb the ordered cosmos, and of all life only the gods Atum and Osiris will remain in the eternal dark.
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