The Written Word...
Thoughts, Theories, Poetry 

The personalities for which our stories are based on were amazing individuals who have left their mark on the folklore of their respective cultures and time periods. They inspire us to retell their struggles and share their legacy. Some of these individuals are known to us, but most remain unknown, their legends and even their actual history seldom recounted. Their stories are important to us as they played an important role in their day or in the development of the accepted morals and norms in various societies. In many respects they affect us even into our own time. The legends suggest that many of these people were merely myths, a figment of our creative imagination or fantasy, yet we know that for every mythological tale there is an element of truth to be found within that story. Perhaps the story was fabricated as a warning or a caution to future generations, the descendants of conquerors and kings or maybe these tales were preserved by the oppressed to serve as a remembrance of a forgotten past. We present these stories as magical tales but do so accompanied with the belief and knowledge that there is some historical truth at their root. Here you will find some writings about those incredible personalities and subjects who inspired us. Their deeds and exploits inspired great traditions of art, drama, music and expression in many ancient civilizations, indicating they were clearly deemed too important to be fully forgotten, whether they happened to have been considered friend or foe, hero or villain by the society of the time. 

May 1, 2020

                      Part history and part legend, an ancient warrioress lives on 

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August 1, 2019

As the Sun rises, casting a shadow across the land
As light emanates from the sleep of night
Dispersing evil and doubt that is caught up in darkness
A lone rooster crows, announcing visitations by the emissaries of heaven
They who inspect the plain along the Troad
There, that bloodied and contest...

December 5, 2018

The sequel to the Iliad known as Aethiopis wascomposed by an author named Arctinus nearly a century after Homer. Much of the original was lost, some scholars claiming that the oral tale is even older than the written Iliad itself. Yet so popular and important was this tale in the Iliad cycle that...

March 20, 2018



 


In times of old did we all dwell, amid lessons learnt but too oft, dismissed. When wore we light beams above our crowns and heaven's lips, we kissed. Upon hearing the song of bards at night we are reminded of those days, each one of us an actor, dancer, a teller of tales in these universal pl...

October 6, 2017

When we study the lives of notable personalities of the ancient world we are taught of those who made a lasting impression on the society of the time. Those who are remembered are those whom the victors, the witnesses and heirs of the events and the experience, chose to remember. For every one of...

September 2, 2017

I am devoting a series of articles so as to share my studies about the influence of the dualist creeds of Manichaeism and Zoroastrianism on our modern religious thought in the Abrahamic sense. These faiths were persecuted and died, and were combatted with a zeal seldom matched in history. These f...

August 14, 2017

In studying and researching the work and life of Enheduanna, the world’s oldest known ‘published’ poet, we the members of Epyllion have made a number of discoveries which inform us of this remarkable woman. More than the priestess and writer for which she has come to be known in history, Enheduan...

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