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originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: schuyler
Oh right so it's irresponsible to use the same term as the historians and the term strike when something has been struck, none of the terms they used are literal translation, i could have gone with kalmi Sana but few around here speak Hittite i would imagine, so i used contemporary, might have been a little mischievous triggering also but i expect people will survive.
originally posted by: Bedlam
a reply to: spiritualarchitect
Or the third and most likely possibility, a natural event occurred and the narrative retconned it into a story that showed how a God was responsible for doing it in support of his/her/its followers.
You see that a LOT. See also: Sodom, Jericho, burning of Rome
The dakwish, it is said by the Luiseño, is not infrequently seen. Often it causes death, though some men can see it and not die. It is described as being like a bird, having soft white feathers all over its body. Around its head are tied feather ropes, and these hold in place the elat, the board ceremonially swallowed by medicine-men and also worn as a headdress. As the dakwish moves, its feathers fall and it leaves them behind.