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What is meant by cleaning the Augean stables?

February 15, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

Augeas (pronounced aw-jee-us) was a legendary king of Elis inĀ Greece who possessed a herd of three thousand sacred oxen whose stalls had not been cleaned for thirty years. The cleaning of these stables in a single day (as the sixth of the twelve difficult and dangerous labors imposed upon Hercules by Eurystheus, King of Argolis. …

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Who were the druids?

February 14, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

The druids were the priests, bards, prophets and wise men among the ancient Celts in Gaul, Britain and Ireland. Owing to their practice of teaching orally and forbidding any written records very little is known about them. All their ritual and teachings were committed to memory. Besides expounding religion the druids were magicians and astrologers …

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