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Re: VMs: Demons, Daimones, Daemones...
I agree heartily with your statements about reading what more modern authors
think of their predecessors. I think we would have a very different view of
history if we spent more time reading the older source material. Too many
"modern myths" have developed about history. Many of these have come about
due to certain political or social ideologies that want to interpret the
past for their own purposes. Others just happened, like the "flat earth
I found your comments on star spirits quite interesting. It has been stated
that the ancient Nabataeans believed that the stars were the spirits of
their dead ancestors, rather than daemonae. Their reverence for the stars
and star based navigational skills grew out of wanting to be guided by their
ancestors who had passed into the heavens. But alas, eventually the Persian
concepts of star spirits also invaded Arabia.
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