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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Whose Fear Is It Anyway?

The Balancing Act Between Staying Informed And Staying Healthy Enough To Help Others   At some point as I reposted yet another well-intentioned political infographic or article I realised how disingenuous it all is. I’m very left-leaning, and so are about 99% of my friends in my newsfeeds on every social media platform. So constantly…

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Serpent’s Breath and Songs of Making

Image: River Barrow, Craignamana Bridge, Ireland by Jeanne Smith from waterways.org.uk Those of you who know me from my other blog have probably read my posts about Méche (probably pronounced MEEKheh, who I often spell Meche because it’s hard to type an accent on a computer keyboard). If you haven’t here is a brief description: Méche:…

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