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suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.12.2012
The word feudal is confusing because it is used in two ways. Feud is a Middle-English and French word meaning, strife or quarrel between families, clans, etc. But the word feud (also spelled feod) is a Middle Latin word of Greek origin meaning "law". The Greek word refers to a "fee" or "feudal...
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Apr.11.2012
How did Egypt become a desert? Quite simply the sea retreated. With no moisture in the winds to create rain, the Sahara dried up, which is how we see it today.   Suellen Ocean is the author of The Celtic Prince and The Lies of the Lion available at Amazon, B&N and Ocean-Hose.
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Mar.27.2012
The women of the early Roman Republic were definitely second class citizens (see Damn Whores or God’s Police). It is interesting, though, that two of them, Lucretia and Verginia, were catalysts for significant changes in early Roman history. While the existence of these women is debatable, their...
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Jan.24.2012
It's the Old Testament. Before it was the OT, it was the Old Covenant. The covenant existed between God and the children of Israel. It is a treaty between these two. Then later, the Christians created a new "treaty" which we know of as the New Testament.   Suellen Ocean is the author of The...
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Jan.11.2012
These days, I've been reading a lot about my ancestors. They were very religious and saw frugality as a virtue. So when I read about the Essenes, a "splinter Jewish sect", written about in The Lost Years of Jesus Revealed by Rev. Dr. Charles Francis Potter, and ran across this written about the...
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Jan.07.2012
Etruscans loved shiny things. The more glittering and ornate the better. The most stunning examples of jewellery and art came from the era known as the ‘Orientalizing’ period from ca. 720-575BCE. This was a time when Phoenician and Greeks were attracted to Etruria due to its rich metal...
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Jan.06.2012
You think your boss is so strict? Get a load of this. I was reading about the ancient Hittites of several thousand years ago and the King's ceremonial court that preserved his "religious purity". The King had very strict rules as what not to do and how to do this, that and the other and his...
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Oct.25.2011
As well as the ability to interpret the future from lightning bolts, the Etruscans also observed the flight of birds for the purposes of divination. The process of interpreting the patterns of flight was known as taking the auspices (literally ‘looking at birds’). As was the case with...
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Sep.13.2011
Why? My understanding is that they, like millions AND MILLIONS of others have ancient Jewish ancestry, which personally, I think, is pretty cool. Who wouldn’t love to know the names and folklore surrounding our loved ones of long ago, whom without we would not be here? It appears the Royal Family...
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Aug.05.2011
It seems every culture where the lion roamed, has its own legends of heroic feats performed against one of mankind's favorite beasts. One such story is the legend of the lion that continued to torment Greece's Nemean Valley. Hercules (whom Scribner-Bantam dictionary describes as "the most...