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Old 22-03-2016, 08:08 PM   #24
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Anu (Sumerian An, "sky, heaven") is the earliest attested Sky Father deity.. In Sumerian religion, he was also "King of the Gods", "Lord of the Constellations, Spirits and Demons", and "Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven", where Anu himself wandered the highest Heavenly Regions..He was believed to have the power to judge those who had committed crimes, and to have created the stars as soldiers to destroy the wicked..His attribute was the Royal Tiara..His attendant and Overseer was the God Ilabrat is the attendant and minister of state of the chief sky god Anu, and part of his entourage..Anu existed in Sumerian cosmogony as a dome that covered the flat earth; Outside of this dome was the primordial body of water known as Nammu was a primeval goddess, corresponding to Tiamat in Babylonian mythology..Dingir is a Sumerian word for "god"..Its cuneiform sign is most commonly employed as the determinative for "deity" although it has related meanings as well..The sign in Sumerian cuneiform (DIĜIR) by itself represents the Sumerian word an ("sky" or "heaven"), the ideogram for An or the word diĝir ("god"), the supreme deity of the Sumerian pantheon..

Fayum mummy portrait shows a woman wearing a golden wreath..

Today the word "tiara" is often used interchangeably with the word "diadem", and tiara is often translated to a word similar to diadem in other languages.. Both words come from head ornaments worn by ancient men and women to denote high status. As Geoffrey Munn notes, "The word 'tiara' is actually Persian in origin - the name first denoted the high-peaked head-dresses of Persian kings, which were encircled by 'diadems' (bands of purple and white decoration). Now it is used to describe almost every form of decorative head ornament".. Ancient Greeks and Romans used gold to make wreath-shaped head ornaments, while the Scythians' resembled a stiff halo that would serve as the inspiration for later Russian kokoshniks.. The use of tiaras and diadems declined along with the decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity..Queen Elizabeth II is said to have the largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world, many of which are heirlooms of the British Royal Family..Other queens, empresses and princesses regularly wear tiaras at formal evening occasions..The Iranian royal family also had a large collection of tiaras..Since the Iranian Revolution they are housed at the National Jewelry Museum in Tehran.. In 2013, Cartier created a replica of the ruby and diamond tiara they had originally made in 1956 for Princess Grace of Monaco for the film, Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman..

I am the Nile..I will bear many sons..Isis has told me..

The Abzu also called engur, literally, ab='ocean' zu='deep', was the name for the primeval sea below the void space of the underworld (Kur) and the earth (Ma) above.. It may also refer to fresh water from underground aquifers that was given a religious fertilizing quality.. Lakes, springs, rivers, wells, and other sources of fresh water were thought to draw their water from the abzu..In the city of Eridu, Enki's temple was known as E2-abzu (house of the cosmic waters) and was located at the edge of a swamp, an abzu.. Certain tanks of holy water in Babylonian and Assyrian temple courtyards were also called abzu (apsû)..Typical in religious washing, these tankhs were similar to Judaism's mikvot, the washing pools of Islamic mosques, or the baptismal font in Christian churches..The Sumerian god Enki (Ea in Akkadian) was believed to have lived in the abzu since before human beings were created..His wife Damgalnuna, his mother Nammu, his advisor Isimud and a variety of subservient creatures, such as the gatekeeper Lahmu, also lived in the abzu..Abzu (apsû) is depicted as a deity only in the Babylonian creation epic, the Enûma Elish, taken from the library of Assurbanipal (c 630 BCE) but which is about 500 years older..

Tia Maria is a dark liqueur made originally in Jamaica using Jamaican coffee beans.. The main flavour ingredients are coffee beans, Jamaican rum, vanilla, and sugar, blended to an alcoholic content of 26.5%..The historical fable of its origins dates it to the 18th century..A young Spanish girl was forced to flee Jamaica, and the family plantation during a conflict..She was accompanied by a sole servant who carried a bit of jewelry and the recipe for the family liqueur. In honor of the woman's help, the girl named the liqueur "Tia Maria" (tia is Spanish for "aunt"), her name for the woman who had helped save her life.. One account of its history says that a man named Dr. Evans discovered the drink after World War II, and he began reproducing it..Some cocktails include Tia Espresso Martini, Dark Tia made with dark rum, Tia Maria and cola, or the Skinny Tia White Russian, made with skim milk and Tia Maria, with a splash of vodka...
Originally Posted by the apprentice View Post
de-javu or what..But keep up the good work dude.
Will Do., all look so impressive..Any one of you could be king, or perhaps Queens..You, a descendant of generations of inbred, incestuous, mental defectives!..This interbreeding began hundreds of thousands of years ago and continues to the present day..The higher you go in the hierarchy the more this genetic obsession prevails back to European royal and aristocratic families who have famously interbred and still do to keep the gene pool "pure"..Which is why you have come back chained to Octavian like a slave..And with such an exquisite set of chains..So softly spoken, so virtuous!..I shall have to insist that you mind what you say...

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