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Mythical, Miraculous, and Medieval

The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste – I’d been interested in reading this since I found out what Jumbies were, which is basically evil spirits in Caribbean folklore. In this book, Corinne La Mer lives on an island with her widower … Continue reading

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Another Fine Messiah

The concept of the Messiah is a significant one in both Judaism and Christianity, but I think it was in my Apocalypse class in college that I learned what it actually means, and how the concept developed, particularly in the context … Continue reading

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Big Birds

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post about the Simurgh, the giant bird from Persian mythology that I actually first came across in the Xanth series. Pretty much always identified as female, this peacock-like bird is often shown as … Continue reading

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A Millennium of Elvis

Ancient Israel: Myths and Legends, by Angelo S. Rappoport – This is actually a collection of three books in one volume, all dealing with Jewish mythology that expands on stories and characters from the Bible. In addition to material from … Continue reading

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The Size of an Adam

This anti-Islam Chick Tract has Li’l Susy talking about Islamic belief on Adam. The bit about Adam being said to be ninety feet tall in the Hadith is true as far as it goes. They make reference to the first … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Celsus

Christianity attracted criticism from followers of other religions (and no religion) from its early days, and some of those criticisms are still in use today by heretics like me. {g} A man named Celsus was one of the better-known critics, … Continue reading

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