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That varied. Over time and space – and sadly for description – not ever uniformly. Trying such a broad stroke nevertheless: Until the 1940s it went up and down at the same time and this differed between locations, social strata. While extremely poor and remote populations started to wear it, in urban contexts its use went down. But even in rural areas it ...


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Question: What is the origin of the word “Allah” and in which context was it originally used? from Etymology Online In Arabic Allah literally means "The God". "Al" = Arabic for "the" "Ilah" = "God" which is derived from the hebrew "Eloh"-(singular), "Elohim"- (pleural). (Hebrew: אֱלֹהִים from the Hebrew Bible. Pleural Usage: 1. ...


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Since the background of the Robin Hood legend is, in most cases, based on the events surrounding the Third Crusade (1189–1192), the intoduction of the Saracen (as Muslims were called then) character Nasir in the Robin of Sherwood series is very straightforward and plausible: he was taken, as a prisoner, back to England So it would seem that the British ...


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You are asking about people who were regarded literally as "the Messiah", not as a "saviour" or "divinity", right? Then we need to mention the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Schneerson, whose followers regarded him as the Messiah, a claim which he rejected. An involuntary Messiah.


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Jiddu Krishnamurti was believed to be a sort of messiah (the 'World Teacher') by the Theosophists. In the 1920s he disavowed this idea and dissolved the organisation that had been established to support it.


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Another movement with an involuntary divinity - not exactly a Messiah - is Prince Philip Movement. Some people in a village in Vanuatu seem to believe that the Duke of Edinburgh is a divine being.


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This is a long answer, so here is a list of connections that the public could have made, in no particular order: It was the work of the Gods and Goddesses It was the manifestation of the spirit within the object It was a form of magnetism It was a miniaturised form of lightning It was proof of hidden powers and magic of various kinds It was some ...


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