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Perpetual Battle And Giant Animals In the Valhalla Of Norse Mythology

According to Norse Mythology, every single warrior who died in battle, and gained the approval of the All-Father, Odin, while doing so, is now …

The Christian New Testament Was Under Construction For A Very Long Time After The Death Of Jesus

(St Paul writing his epistles, by Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632), [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>The first generation of Christians was …

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE)<p>"There is a certain impetuosity of spirit and an alacrity implanted by nature in the hearts of all men, which is inflamed …

Bearded Women Were Harbingers Of Danger Sent By The Greek Gods?

(The statue of Pallas Athena (modified with a beard) in front of Parliament Building, Vienna, Austria, [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>In the …

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (English poet, 1342-1400 CE)<p>"This world is but a thoroughfare of woe<br>And we are pilgrims passing to and fro.<br>Death is the end of every …

Herodotus

Herodotus (Ancient Greek Historian, 490-425-420 BCE)<p>"No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace - in peace sons bury fathers, but in war …

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE)<p>"Why should he hazard the loss of any of his men, even in a successful battle? Why should he expose soldiers to be wounded, …

Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson ( Icelandic Chief, 1179-1241 CE)<p>"Then Third said, 'Odin is the highest and oldest of the gods. He rules in all matters, and, …

Homer

Homer (8th and 7th century BCE Greek poet)<p>"When men work in pairs, one sees advantages the other would<br>miss, while a man on his own may see the …

In The Late 19th Century, China Was Divided Like A Pie Between Imperialist Powers

(French Political Cartoon "China -- the cake of kings and... of emperors," c. 1898, [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>The diplomatic relationship …

The Government Of Charlemagne Was Not Feudal

(Charlemagne at Alcuin, painted 1830, at the Louvre, [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>When you think of medieval Europe, two words often come to …

The Tragic Greek Myth Of Niobe, And Her Family That Was Massacred By The Gods

(Apollo and Artemis Killing The Niobids, c. 1772, by Pierre-Charles Jombert, [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>The myth of Niobe is definitely a …

Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th century British Historian)<p>"Victory is not won by any particular commander, but rather by those who shed their blood for …

Legend Claims That King George III of Britain Turned His Back On The American Revolutionaries, Thomas Jefferson And John Adams, During A Reception In 1786

(Left to Right: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George III. All paintings are licensed as public Domain)<p>John Adams (the future second president of the …

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu (recorded between the 6th and 3rd century BCE)<p>"Ultimate excellence lies<br>Not in winning<br>Every battle<br>But in defeating the enemy<br>Without ever …

In Norse Mythology, The Sun And Moon Are Perpetually Being Chased By Wolves

(The Wolves Pursuing Sol and Mani, by John Charles Dollman (1851–1934), [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>According to a Norse myth, a man named …

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)<p>"Anything for the battle. Politics will have to be sorted out later."<p>From a telegraph sent from Winston Churchill to …

General William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891 CE)<p>"I have seen a detailed soldier, who got only his monthly pay of eight dollars a month, and twenty …

Greek, Roman And Norse Mythology All Feature The Land of Troy

(Center: Homer, Left: Snorri Sturluson and Right: Virgil. All images in the collage are licensed as Public Domain via Creative Commons)<p>The concept of …

The Malleus Maleficarum (Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger)

<i>The Malleus Maleficarum</i> (Published 1487)<p>"From the priesthood arises everything good, and everything evil."<p>From <i>The Malleus Maleficarum</i> by Heinrich …

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)<p>"(In my opinion at least) there are three things which an Orator should be able to effect; viz., to inform his …

In The Western World, Medical Dissections For The Study Of Anatomy, Autopsy And Surgery Became Popular In 12th- and 13th-Century Italy

(Painting of John Bannister giving a lecture on anatomy, c. 1580, [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>In the medieval age, leading up to the Italian …

Black Elk

Black Elk (1863-1950)<p>"These people were in their own country and were doing no harm. They only wanted to be left alone."<p>From <i>Black Elk Speaks</i>, orated …

The Megalithic Poet, Homer

<b>The Obscure Legend And His Epic Tales</b><p><b></b>(Statue of Homer, photographed by Rufus46, via Creative Commons (licensed CC 3.0), cropped and edited)<p>All around …

There Was A Brawl On The Senate Floor Between A Senator And A Congressman At The Onset Of The U. S. Civil War

<b>If You Think Modern U. S. Politics Is Rough, Check Out What Happened Between Congressman Preston Brooks and Senator Charles Sumner In …

Alexander The Great Looted More Than A Trillion Modern U. S. Dollars Worth Of Gold And Silver In His First Three Years Of Rule

(Bars of Gold, [Public Domain] via Pixabay)<p>When Alexander the Great expanded his power from Macedonia and Greece to Egypt, Persia and India, he was …

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400 CE)<p>"Speech failed in him, the cold of death began<br>Its upward creeping from his feet to numb<br>The breast, ad he was slowly …

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor, 121-180 CE)<p>"If it be not fitting, do it not. If it be not true, speak it not."<p>From <i>Meditations</i> by Marcus Aurelius …

Ten Fun And Unique Viking Names

(The Funeral of a Viking, by Frank Dicksee (1853–1928), [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)<p>During the Viking Age, the adventurous warriors of …

Lionel Giles

Lionel Giles (1875-1958)<p>"Everybody can see superficially how a battle is won; what they cannot see is the long series of plans and combinations which …