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BREAKING: Italy Goes On the Offensive, ISIS Responds With Their Only Option

Italy has had enough and apparently is following the lead of Jordan and Egypt to confront the Islamic threat. In the wake of ISIS terrorism, Italy has gone on the offensive sending warships to the shores of that Mediterranean nation. ISIS, known better by their enemies as Daesh, have turned…


Bugonia is an ancient Mediterranean ritual based on the belief that bees spontaneously generated from a cow’s corpse. The Bugonia ritual was continually practiced for centuries, and references to this practice as fact can be found in naturalist books as late as the 1700s. 


A description of the ritual process can be found in Byzantine Geoponica.

Build a house, ten cubits high, with all the sides of equal dimensions, with one door, and four windows, one on each side; put an ox into it, thirty months old, very fat and fleshy; let a number of young men kill him by beating him violently with clubs, so as to mangle both flesh and bones, but taking care not to shed any blood; let all the orifices, mouth, eyes, nose etc. be stopped up with clean and fine linen, impregnated with pitch; let a quantity of thyme be strewed under the reclining animal, and then let windows and doors be closed and covered with a thick coating of clay, to prevent the access of air or wind. After three weeks have passed, let the house be opened, and let light and fresh air get access to it, except from the side from which the wind blows strongest. Eleven days afterwards, you will find the house full of bees, hanging together in clusters, and nothing left of the ox but horns, bones and hair.

By extension, it was thought that fumigation with cow dung would be beneficial to the hive. In the Hermetic Cyranides it was reported that worms are born after one week and bees after three weeks. 


The idea that wasps are born of the corpses of horses was often described alongside Bugonia:

A horse’s carcass is the breeding place of wasps. For ass the carcass rots, these creatures fly out of the marrow: the swiftest of animals begets winged offspring.
- Aelian

In Ancient Egypt the ox would be buried with its horns projecting above the surface of the ground. When severed, bees would emerge from the base of the horns.

Florentinus of the Geoponica reports the process as a proven and obvious fact:

If any further evidence is necessary to enhance the faith in things already proved, you may behold that carcasses, decaying from the effect of time and tepid moisture, change into small animals. Go, and bury slaughtered oxen — the fact is known from experience — the rotten entrails produce flower-sucking bees, who, like their parents, roam over pastures, bent upon work, and hopeful of the future. A buried war-horse produces the hornet.

The deep love and devotion between Akhenaten and Nefertiti is immortalized here as they sit with their daughters and have the light of God (or Aten in their language) pouring down upon them. He reigned in Egypt during the 14th century BCE, and attempted to bring about a monotheistic breakaway from the traditional polytheism of ancient Egypt. Because of this, the later pharaohs attempted to wipe out all memory of his name, labelling him a heretic.

Goddess of the Day: March 1

Anuket - Egyptian Goddess of the Overflow.  The personification of the annual flooding of the Nile River, Anuket is worshipped as an agricultural Goddess.  She nourishes the field and grains, bringing life, food, and prosperity to the land of Egypt.  Her name means embracer, and Her symbols are the cowrie shell, water jugs, the yoni, coins, and fish.  As Patroness of the poor, She supplies those in need with wealth and fertility.  Anuket is generally depicted as a gazelle, or as a full breasted woman with a reed and ostrich feather headdress.

(text from Brandi Auset, the Goddess Guide)

Hamas is very shaken up by this news


The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Saturday ruled Hamas a terrorist organisation, a month after the group’s military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, was also designated a terror group by the same court.
The verdict resulted from two separate private suits filed by Samir Sabry and Ashraf Said, both lawyers, against the de facto rulers of the Gaza Strip.

The relationship between Egypt’s authorities and the Islamist group has soured since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian sister organisation.

Egypt has accused Hamas of meddling into its internal affairs and supporting Islamist insurgents in Sinai, accusations that the group has repeatedly denied.

The court’s reasoning on Saturday for designating Hamas a terrorist organisation mirrored its January Al-Qassam ruling.

In January, the court said that Al-Qassam’s and Hamas’ “support and financing of terrorist attacks in Egypt show that  they have swayed from their original cause of fighting the Israeli occupation.”

In recent months, the Egyptian government has been strengthening penalties for acts of terrorism in its penal code.

Last week, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has also signed a sweeping new anti-terrorism legislation to counter “Terrorist Entities”.

Hamas wasted no time to stage rallies for their captive Gaza population, carefully stage-managing the signs that people would hold.

Yet even those signs celebrated Hamas terror, showing masked terrorists shooting rockets at Israeli civilians!

Hamas media started its counteroffensive, insulting Egypt and also celebrating Hamas terrorism. (with video)

They are also calling this “collective punishment" for Gazans.

Egyptians don’t seem to be concerned about this in the least.

PLACES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD: The Fertile Crescent (The Middle East)

THE Fertile Crescent is the region in the Middle East which curves like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and northern Egypt. The term “Fertile Crescent” was first used in 1916 by Egyptologist James Henry Breasted in his work ‘Ancient Times: A History of the Early World’, where he wrote: “this fertile crescent is approximately a semi-circle, with the open side toward the south, having the west end at the south-east corner of the Mediterranean, the centre north of Arabia and the east end at the Persian Gulf. 

The Fertile Crescent is associated with the location of the Garden of Eden (in Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Known as the ‘Cradle of Civilization’, the Fertile Crescent is regarded as the birthplace of agriculture, urbanization, writing, trade, science, history and organized religion. 

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(Info by Joshua J. Mark on Ancient History Encyclopedia)