Monday, June 07, 2010

More Pagan Finds

The excavations in Israel continue to yield amazing Pagan finds. In addition to a stunning altar, archeologists have now found: A rare stash of more than 100 pagan worship vessels, all of them intact and dating back more than 3,500 years . . . . Among the items recovered were goblets and bowls, a vessel used for burning incense, and a cup featuring the moulded face of a woman, which would have been used for dedicating a ritual drink offering -- or libation -- to a god.

Also found were vessels from Mycenae in Greece, demonstrating eidence of trade links between the two regions.

The items may have been hidden away to keep them safe during a period of war:

The items were found at the foot of Tel Qashish -- or Tell el-Qassis in Arabic -- a Biblical city located to the east of Mount Carmel.

According to the First Book of Kings, recognised as scripture, it was at Tell el-Qassis, or close to it, that the Hebrew prophet Elijah slaughtered 450 prophets
[I imagine what was meant here was priests] of the pagan god Baal.

And, I'll just add that, if you're going to capitalize "Biblical" and "First Book of Kings," and "Hebrew," then you should capitalize "Pagan" as in "pagan god Baal."


Thalia Took said...

Yeah and 'god' for that matter.

And, oh no you didn't! You actually went there on RS's blog. I love you so very, very much Hecate.

Hecate said...

Yes, and "god" should be "God." It's funny how upset some people get over extending simple equality and good manners. If it's no big deal, then it's no big deal, right? Until it is. And you know the feeling is mutual!

Thalia Took said...
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Thalia Took said...

(Trying this again)

Whoops, she took it down. I just kind of don't understand. I mean I like her, and I certainly don't think she has any ill intent, but there's a bigger picture here. And for all that we Witches talk about intent, sometimes it doesn't matter: if you accidentally step on someone's foot and break their toe, it doesn't matter that you didn't intend to harm them; their toe is still broken. And it's still your responsibility to try to make it right.