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Family Traditions: Ascent of the Goddess

Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC


Cleopatra (VII) was the last in the line of Ancient Egyptian Pharoahs. She spoke both Greek and Egyptian and believed herself to be the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis. During her lifetime, she was involved with both Mark Antony and Julius Caesar and has been commemorated in plays, poetry, movies, and art, most memorably in Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra.


Richard III May Have Had a Brummie Accent : Discovery News ~ Despite being the patriarch of the House of York, Richard likely spoke with an accent associated with West Midlands rather than northern England, according to language expert Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester’s School of English. "That’s an accent you might well see in London,” Shaw said. Image: A scan of Richard III’s request for the Great Seal with postscript on treachery of Duke of Buckingham, 12 Oct 1483

from The Daily Beast

Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

from Etsy

Pure Bronze Scalemail Dragonscale Chainmail Skirt Roman Armor Fantasy Renaissance Cosplay LARP

This is a new form of chain mail that I have never seen before and instead of metal it might be interesting made from leather and worked into.


Finrod 1/2: " Now King Finrod Felagund had no wife, and Galadriel asked him why this should be; bur foresight came upon Felagund as she spoke..."