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    Quote Originally Posted by grampagen View Post
    Yes, and the Anglo-Saxons once hyped up their lineage by including, among others in the Ancestry of Woden, Noah, Priam, Thor, Beowulf, Jupiter and Saturn.

    In examining what we take for granted as historical facts, one must take care to consider what agendas may be at hand.

    In this case, whoever wrote the Prose Edda likely was attempting to establish legitimacy in a similar way, by creating a connection where there was none before. Writing to your audience is one thing, but appealing to the powers that by subsuming local beliefs into a canon of literary works well-regarded by the ruling body just makes sense.

    In addition, the mythological canon of the Greeks...they called the Scythians Amazonian women because they had long hair, rode horses, and shot bows, so I'm kinda skeptical what their idea of a Aethiopian was.
    1. The story I've heard is, essentially, that the Prose Edda was attempting to rewrite the Norse Myths in a form that would be acceptable to Christian rule.

    2. To the Greeks, Aethiopians were the Kushites. This is based on Greek translations of the hebrew bible. One Greek Scholar, Strabo, asserted that the aethiopians looked like Asians (By which he meant people from the south of India)

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    So we're in agreement here; bowlderized myth and cultural practice allows quick-witted editors to preserve them via some means of legitimization, and the ancient Greeks had a skewed world view.

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    So, this week in Smoke No One Wanted: Side Hustle Edition I...

    • Manage to go even further beyond with my loathing of (repairing) anything Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grampagen View Post
    So we're in agreement here; bowlderized myth and cultural practice allows quick-witted editors to preserve them via some means of legitimization, and the ancient Greeks had a skewed world view.
    Agreed on the first. With the second it's less of a skewed world view and more "Words meant different things back then"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcogginsa View Post
    1. The story I've heard is, essentially, that the Prose Edda was attempting to rewrite the Norse Myths in a form that would be acceptable to Christian rule.

    2. To the Greeks, Aethiopians were the Kushites. This is based on Greek translations of the hebrew bible. One Greek Scholar, Strabo, asserted that the aethiopians looked like Asians (By which he meant people from the south of India)
    My understanding is that pretty much all of the Norse myths that have survived to today are the versions that Christians found acceptable to survive.

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    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

    Thanks to all who sent good wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

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    Very happy for you. That must of been quite a scare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

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    Thank goodness!

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    At some point in this fight either Zuko or Shoto have to say "That's rough buddy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

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    Huzzah! Celebrations are in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

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    Definitely a sigh of relief. So glad to know you're okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Test results back: negative. It's mostly clearing up now. Feeling largely less-stressed.

    Thanks to all who sent good wishes.
    Thank goodness.
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