protection against evil people

I wish Bucky had the chance to kill Rumlow in ca:cw. Not only would it be cool to see them fight (especially if Bucky’s knife was involved) but it would’ve been a heroic moment for him as well. Rumlow decided to continue terrorizing innocent people, even after Hydra fell with Shield. This moment would prove to the audience (and the avengers) that Bucky is indeed against evil and actually wants to protect people from harm. In ca:tws, Rumlow only saw Bucky as the stoic, brainwashed “asset” who can be used and abused without resisting. Imagine how shocked he would be to see the damage Bucky can inflict when he isn’t being controlled by anyone but himself.

Celtic Mistletoe Lore: Five days after the first new moon following the winter solstice, Druid priests cut mistletoe with a golden sickle from a special oak tree and had to catch the mistletoe before it hit ground. The plant was distributed among the people to hang over their doors for protection against evil in the coming year.

Neo-Babylonian Cylinder Seal with Scorpion People

This seal is of pink chalcedony and dates circa 750-600 BC. It shows a man gripping the beards of two Scorpion Men. They have human heads, a scorpion body and tail, and avian legs and wings.  Scorpion People are featured in several Akkadian language myths, including the Enûma Elish and the Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. They were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu.

Scorpion People were created by the goddess Tiamat to wage war against some younger gods for their betrayal of her mate, Apsu. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, they guard the gates belonging to the sun god, Shamash in the mountains of Mashu. These gates are the entrance to Kurnugi, a place described as the underworld in Babylonian mythology. The Scorpion People open the gates for Shamash each day as he travels out and they close them when he returns at night. They also warn travelers of the danger that lies beyond their post. The people of Mesopotamia invoked the Scorpion People as protection against the forces of evil.

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Before you comment on how Muslims are sympathetic to Daesh, that we all support them in secret, that Daesh represent the Ummah, please look at this. Look at all the crimes they are committing against Muslims, destroying holy sites, killing Muslims in the holy month.

May Allah protect all the innocent people against this evil. May Allah grant the highest rank of Jannah to all the victims, apart from the evil who is responsible.

Keep the victims of the terrorist attacks in KSA, Iraq and Bangladesh in your duaas 💙

“And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare (in horror)” - Quran 14:42

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Assyrian Female Winged Creature, C. 900 BC

Found in Iran, this beautifully formed mythological creature, made of tan frit, has a woman’s head, the raised wings of an eagle, the forelegs of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion. The scorpion’s tail bends around and attaches to the top of her crown forming a handle. She wears a double strand, bead necklace.

This was probably a protective genie, perhaps an Assyrian representation of Scorpion People. In Mesopotamian mythology, the Scorpion People were powerful servants of the sun god Utu (Shamash). They had a human head, arms and torso but were bird-like below the waist (sometimes with human legs,and sometimes bird) and a scorpion’s tail. The people of Mesopotamia invoked the Scorpion People as figures of powerful protection against evil and the forces of chaos. In The Epic of Gilgamesh the Scorpion couple, Scorpion Man and Scorpion Woman, guard the great Gate of the Mountain where the sun rises and are described as `terrifying’.