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revised What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
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comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
@Oldcat The Vernal Equinox was calculated to be March 25, and Christmas was placed 9 months after that. The idea there is that Jesus was supposedly conceived then, and God being perfect, it must have taken Jesus exactly 9 months to gestate. My parenthetical statement was modifying the subject of the sentence, not its direct object. Added verbage to clarify.
Mar
4
comment Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
@LennartRegebro - Rephrased a bit (since my attempt to stave off new age history seems to have failed).
Mar
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revised Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
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comment Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
Got any links to back that up? If there are scholars saying this, do you know in which papers they've said so? The only thing I can find online is one poem, which seems to have the two words in subsequent lines, but the only relation I can see between those lines is that it looks like they needed a rhyme (in Icelandic).
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revised What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
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answered What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
Mar
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answered How can we evaluate a country's historians for independence?
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revised How can we evaluate a country's historians for independence?
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comment How can we evaluate a country's historians for independence?
@MarkC.Wallace - I'm guessing he meant "seer", transformed from a noun into a verb. I changed the word to "picture", based on that assumption. Pituokhmer, if I'm wrong, please fix it.
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Feb
28
comment Why was Europe so technologically and culturally advanced?
Don't have time to search, but I'm pretty sure this has been asked before.
Feb
28
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Feb
26
revised historical name(s) for area between Syria and Mesopotamia?
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Feb
26
answered historical name(s) for area between Syria and Mesopotamia?
Feb
26
comment Who is ISIS/ISIL, Really?
This probably belongs on the Politics stack. Only #1 refers to an event that has finished occurring.
Feb
26
comment Anti-personnel use of blowguns
I believe they are talking about hunter-gatherers using them against human beings rather than just animals, not about organized military units trained by settled states.
Feb
25
comment What was the attitude of English Knights towards their longbowmen counterparts?
I wouldn't go so far as a "requirement", but you'll find your haul of upvotes much greater when you provide links (and formatting).
Feb
25
answered post slavery segregation outside of the US
Feb
25
comment Why did Native Americans die from European diseases while Europeans didn't catch serious diseases from the New World?
@Rajib - Yes, and much worse so in Africa. That's why there are very few non-indigenous people in tropical Africa today, as compared to the Americas (particularly the temperate areas).