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Old 24-05-2016, 10:44 PM   #19
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There is some confusion about the origin of the Wessex Saddleback.. Some sources state that it began as a cross of "the black breed of the New Forest" and "the Old English Sheeted breed", spreading through Hampshire and the Isle of Purbeck in the 18th century.. However others simply say that the breed is "of unknown origin"..The breed has been claimed to be one of the few British pig breeds to have been little affected by crossing with "Neapolitan" pigs of Far Eastern origin, and if this is true, it is perhaps one of those closest to the landrace pigs which foraged in woods throughout Britain for many centuries, the Wessex Saddleback was traditionally used as a "baconer" and grown out for bacon and hams..

A Wessex Saddleback at the Sydney Royal Easter Show..

In Homer's Ancient Greek epic The Odyssey, Circe magickally transforms the hero's ship's crew into pigs..In ancient Egypt, pigs were associated with Set, the rival to the sun god Horus..In ancient Greece, a sow was an appropriate sacrifice to Demeter and had been her favorite animal since archaic times.. Initiates at the Eleusinian Mysteries began by sacrificing a pig.. Pig were also sacrificed to Aphrodite..In Christianity the book of Mark, in an event referred to as the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac Jesus casts the demons Legion possessing a swine herder from Gerasene; into 2000 of the swine herders pigs..Do not cast your pearls before swine" is a phrase of Biblical origin which instructs one not to share something of value with those who will not recognize its value... pigs are brainworkers..The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us..The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which..Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours?. Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short..Their lives now, they reasoned, were hungry and laborious; was it not right and just that a better world should exist somewhere else ?..

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