posted on May, 3 2004 @ 05:08 AM
After watching some very interesting documentaries about Alexander the great, ancient civilisatons etc...you tend to find that a lot of the great
figures of the time are refered to as 'gods'.
Alexander, before he started out on the conquest of the known world (at the time) visited an oracle in Siwa Oasis in Egypt. Oracles at the time were
known as people who had a 'divine' knowledge of the events that were to unfold in the ancient world. The quote below is taken from a great site also
".....his journey towards the oracle of Zeus Ammon in the oasis Siwa in the Libyan desert. We do not know what Alexander was planning to ask the
priest, or what the priest answered but what we know is that the priest of this sanctuary greeted Alexander as "Son of Ammon", or "Son of Zeus".
This implied that he was seen as son of the highest God, he was seen as the pharaoh of Egypt. This was not even that weird as somebody who is so
young, but who had done so many great things just had to be a son of a God."
After he visited the oracle, the furthest point south-west in Egypt on the map below, he went on to win a decisive battle against Darius (King of
Persia) that took place at Gaugamela in the plains of Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq in 331 BC. Alexander then went on capture the Great Cities of
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Also, after Alexander, Cleopatra of Egypt has an interesting story. She was born in 69 BC in Alexandria Egypt and after her father Ptolemy Auletes
died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter that was the beginning for Cleopatra. Her Kingdom was falling apart. Famine
internally and anarchy abroad she was forced to pay tribute to the Romans to keep them from invading. This however was not the case for long. After
she was overthrown for some of her actions she left Egypt and was to return as a Roman invasion took place. Julius Caesar himself had arrived.
Cleopatra returned and was presented to Caesar. He made her sole ruler of Egypt. This was the start of the romance between the two. Think about it,
the most powerful man in the world, Caesar and the desendant of the 'God' rulers of Egypt. Is there any other reason that Caesar would want to have
Cleopatra bear his sons??
He wanted divinity to go with the blood of his own.
Anyway, this is my second post so let me know what you think!!