Anacharsis the Scythian was once asked, which were more numerous, the living or the dead? He replied, "In which category, then, do you place those sailing the seas?" ~ ~ ~ We are snugly insulated from the natural world. The ancient Greeks spoke of those that they themselves considered ancient, the forerunners who roamed the lands to destroy dangerous beasts like the lions that once inhabited Europe. Long before writing was developed, prehistoric tales overflowed with heroes slaying nature’s dangers, and taming the rest.
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