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Yale, Yale, the Gang’s All Here

Today’s mythical creature is the Yale, which was included in a list of uncommon mythical creatures on Quora, a site I’m always getting e-mails from despite not remembering ever signing up for, but I don’t unsubscribe because there’s interesting stuff … Continue reading

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Dawn, Go Away, I’m No Good for You

It’s kind of weird starting a post on this topic after eight at night, but one Greco-Roman deity I don’t think I’ve addressed before is Eos, known in Latin as Aurora, goddess of the dawn. She was considered a Titan, … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Is a Black Man

When Megyn Kelly of Fox News says she wants a white Christmas, she doesn’t mean it in quite the same way Irving Berlin did. By now there have been many responses to Kelly’s rant about how Santa Claus has to … Continue reading

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Rasta Row the Boat Ashore

In my series of religion posts, I’ve been examining different religions, explaining what I know about them and trying to find out more. I’m running out of major religions to cover, but here’s another one from the twentieth century: Rastafarianism. … Continue reading

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Hot for Jesus

The Bible tends to be rather quiet on the subject of appearances. About the most we’re told about a Biblical figure, as far as I can remember, is that Elisha was bald. Oh, and Esau is covered in red hair. … Continue reading

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A Cushy History

As I’m sure you know, the Table of Nations in the book of Genesis uses individual people to stand for nations. According to the Bible, all of the countries and tribes of the world are descended from Noah, as he … Continue reading

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