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Athens and Sparta Adventures: Chapter 1: The Ionian Revolt

Presenting the first chapter of my Hetalia spin-off, all about Ancient Greece and “friends”! Canon and semi-canon characters like Rome and Mama Greece will probably appear… although Mama Greece is still hard for me to fit in places as one person. She’ll show up in future chapters when Greece is more unified. OTL

It’s weird, I created this blog so it would be easier to make these comics… but actually they look better on dA! XD But I would like to have one post with all the pages of each chapter so I can link to them easily and not clutter up my gallery with folders. -w-

I sure hope these pictures work properly. >I

If you would like more of my personal notes about the art and history, or maybe you just want to see more of my work, check out the pages on deviantART

Here is a map if you want to double check some of the locations mentioned in the comic!

Enjoy!

The same writers misinterpreted the dietary restrictions of the priesthood, claiming that many foods were forbidden to its members. Chaeremon stated that Egyptian priests did not eat cow meat or pigeons, Flavius Josephus and Plutarch that they did not eat pork, Aristagoras that they did not eat sheep; and Horapollo that they did not eat pelicans, although these were not a delicacy that many Egyptian desired to consume. Plutarch claimed that they did not eat vegetables or garlic, Herodotus that they did not eat beans. It seems more likely, however, that all these vegetables and animals were proscribed only in certain places, each for their own mythological reasons. Every district of Egypt worshiped its own deity, often in the form of a sacred animal.

For example, a jackal was worshipped in the Seventeenth District of Upper Egypt, known to the Greeks as Cynopolis or City of the Dogs. A short distance to the north of Cynopolis lay a town in which Seth was worshiped in the form of a Mormyrus - or Oxyrhynchus-fish, which according to legend swallowed the penis of Osiris after Seth had thrown it into the Nile. Naturally, no inhabitant of the city of Oxyrhynchus, let alone a priest, would dream of eating an Oxyrhynchus-fish, although in places where fish was not held to be sacred it may have formed part of the normal diet. Lack of respect for local taboos was sometimes a cause of friction, as Plutarch relates: ‘In our time, the people of Oxyrhynchus, because the people of Cynopolis, had eaten an Oxyrhynchus-fish, seized some dogs and killed and ate them. For this came a war.

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P77, The House of Horus at Edfu by Barbara Watterson

meritneith: as requested!