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June 5th, 2018

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THERE WAS A RIVER

THERE WAS A RIVER BUT WHEN AND WHERE?


נָהָר--פְּלָגָיו, יְשַׂמְּחוּ עִיר-אֱלֹהִים; קְדֹשׁ, מִשְׁכְּנֵי עֶלְיוֹן.


“There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.” Ps 46:4


“Arab writers often confused Claudius Ptolemy, the geographer of the 2nd century C.E., with Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s generals and the first Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, who reigned from 323 to 285 B.C.E…

“Piri Reis has undoubtedly made the same error, resulting in his believing the charts and maps were from the time of Ptolemy I instead of Claudius Ptolemy,” - Gregory C. McIntosh


hreran mid hondum

hrimcealde sæ

wadan wræclastas.

. Wyrd bið ful aræd!

Swa cwæð eardstapa,

earfeþa gemyndig,

wraþra wælsleahta,

winemæga hryre…


along the waterways

(along) the ice-cold sea,

tread the paths of exile

Events always go as they must!

So spoke the wanderer,

mindful of hardships…


JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE


[Extracted from Just another WordPress.com site]


Rivers of death in Japanese myth and folklore and in other parts of the world

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