Putting people & societies into neat boxes is a tricky issue, but I’m tired of everything inexplicable defaulting to “must be for rituals!”
Ancient Princesses from the Levant region served as advisors, diplomats, and independent religious leaders — unlike their Egyptian counterparts.
Throughout history, the more militaristic culture is, the more it tends to value feminine power. I had this epiphany when a friend and I were discussing how some people –...
We in the West seem to spend a lot of time tracing our cultures back to the maritime empires — thalassocracies — like the Greeks and the Vikings, but we spend very little time talking about the civilization that inspired Greece to consolidate its military power.