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Posted April 11, 2023 at 6:36 pm

What is fascinating, to me, is the prevalence of "fictional" entities, events, and abilities in pre-(H)istory media that we now take as a fact of life. 

Did the God grant the world these things as a blessing, or as a curse? Did humanity will them to happen? Or has the media itself been tampered with, rendering our understanding of the past unreliable?

Certainly in the chaos after the Fall much was lost, by purpose or design. 

Of deep interest to me is the through line of previous religious texts. These are hard to come by, although not explicitly banned, and occasionally seem to line up with events in an unsettling way.

Perhaps betrayal and damnation are simply unavoidable facts of life, for both humans and Gods.


-Notations on culture, by (H)istorian Costanza Godhand