posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by AdamL
Come now. Sure it states a word that may mean Silver, but you really can't take Mythological Measurments at face value. Look at the descriptions
of almost everything that comes out of Ancient History, it is all embellished to add effect.
Like me telling you I had a 3 Yard TD Catch in 9th Grade, and by the time the 100th person hears the story 10 years from now it turns into a 90 Yard
TD Catch in a Blizzard in Southern Alabama when the Lights went out in the Stadium or some such extreme.
These guys told STORIES. Now, Mythology was a direct Religion at the time and not just a collection of Fables as we now view them. To attract
people to Religion these story tellers at times embellished things. Also, simple translations of Ancient Languages are not always so Simple. A
simple measurement that would equal 10 Feet today gets screwed up and is now 100 Feet, and no one checks the source to see if he was mistaken or they
simply don't have the skill to question such.
I can easily see it ORIGINALLY being a Copper, and as the 'story' was handed down once it had become Mythology it was embellished or mistaken to
When discussing things of such Age, one must question all measurements, even measurements of money and especially in a Barter Society.