The Spring Equinox and Eggs

A Brief History of the Chicken and the Egg In honor of the Spring Equinox I am going to talk about the ritual uses of eggs and egg decorating, but before I can get into that I must tell you the history and symbolism of our friend, the humble chicken. The chicken was first domesticated in…

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The Akkadian Origins of the Prince of Angels

  St. Michael the Archangel mirroring the pose of his predecessor Reshef.    Summary TL;DR: The Archangel Michael is so ancient that you can trace his name back to around at least 1600 BCE, a thousand years before he is ever mentioned in Judaism. He appears to have found his way into Hebrew via the Babylonian Exile…

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Stop saying Lilith is made up

Alternatively titled: Fuck You, Lilith is Old as Fuck So, there are a handful of naysayers who claim that Lilith is not of Canaanite origin because her story first appears in the Alphabet of ben Sira (also ben Sirach). These people claim it is a satirical text that amounts to fairy tales at best because…

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