Lateral Thinking

A couple of friends of mine like to tell a story from an Arcana Evolved campaign they played before I knew them where they overcame the traps in a dungeon by riding a sarcophagus they shoved down a flight of stairs. I forget what the actual trap was, but it was probably something that involved …

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Sumerian Hymns

So I finished the hymns and it didn't really take very long without some Jungian analyst trying to analyze everything. They were made shorter by the fact that there are parts of the tablets that are just gone, so we have no idea what the rest of certain fragments said. Still, it's not completely incomprehensible. …

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Poetry Readings from the Akkadian Empire

As I reported last week my reading list has taken me into the poetry of one Enheduanna, High Priestess of the goddess Inanna, from the city of Ur. I started my exploration of this lady's writings by searching for translations of a number of hymns, however, in the process I found my way to a …

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