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All the Girls Love Annis

Sometimes I feel like I should save posts on wicked witches until October, but I’ll probably forget before then. So here’s Black Annis, the local witch of the Dane Hills in Leicestershire, England. While descriptions vary somewhat, she’s often described … Continue reading

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Moo to Mesopotamia

Ninsun was a Sumerian goddess, associated with wisdom and cows. Why that combination? I couldn’t say. Different cultures had different animals they associated with wisdom, often based largely on how they looked, like the owl to the Greeks and the … Continue reading

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Make Mine Marduk

Even a casual study in the history of religion will reveal that a significant part of its development is based not on anything supernatural, but on all too human political matters. It’s been pretty much the norm that conquering tribes … Continue reading

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