Category Archives: Mythology

Scribes… Stuart France

* With the advent of cuneiform, the Oral Tradition continued to develop alongside ‘written literature’, but the primary purpose of recording stories in writing was not necessarily to supply individual readers with a coherent or connected account of ‘historical’ events. … Continue reading

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Deluge!… Stuart France

* Various stories relating a catastrophic flood are told by classical authors. These flood stories may derive from a single Mesopotamian original used in travellers tales for over two thousand years along the great caravan routes of Western Asia. In … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Solomon… Stuart France

* “So many questions.” “Chief amongst which, perhaps, is why would the Temple be built by a demon?” “By the Prince of Demons?” “It may just be that we are meant to ‘subjectivise’ this story?” “In which case, the ‘temple … Continue reading

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A dog called Toby? III… Stuart France

Domingos Sequeira – Tobias heals the blindness of his father * … “On a recognised Pilgrimage route?” “Why not?” “Well, that would explain the presence of the two other Archangels in the paintings even though there is no mention of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Sun and Moon VI… Stuart France

* … Once he had procured the Naxian Stone, king Solomon kept Asmodeus under vigilant watch and restrained him from leaving the palace until he had built the Temple. Upon its completion, Solomon said to him, “It is written: He … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Sun and Moon V… Stuart France

* After three days, Asmodeus was brought before Solomon. In his hand, he had taken up a stave which men use to measure, and he immediately measured out four cubits on the palace floor. Throwing down the stave before Solomon, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Sun and Moon IV… Stuart France

* … Benai, the son of Yehoda, said to Asmodeus, “Tell me,  the reason for all the things that you did on the way to the palace.  When you saw that blind man who erred on the road, why did … Continue reading

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