Fw: [Elfsea] Re: Challenge
willowjonbardc at juno.com
Sat Jul 19 21:56:25 PDT 2003
Can you name the Nine Heroines.?
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 18:19:52 -0500 "Morgan Cain \(Ansteorra\)"
<morgancain at earthlink.net> writes:
> > Just out of curiosity how did this Duchess even hear of Judas
> > Macabbee?, was she Jewish by any chance? Just wondering?
> Tegwared, Judas Maccabeus was one of the Nine Worthies in their most
> configuration. These Worthies constituted three trios, one from the
> World, one from the Classical World, and one from the "Modern" (to
> the 14th
> Century) or Christian world. They were well-known to the Christian
> that created them from the mid-14th-Century onwards. So, unless Her
> is very early, she would have heard all about the Worthies, Judas
> included. It's interesting to study how this bit of Jewish history
> ended up
> in the Catholic bible.
> Each Worthy had certain traits that a man was to emulate, and was
> assigned armory (I think four of the nine had their own, the others
> fanciful arms) so that he could be more easily recognized in an
> setting. They were often used as symbols of how man SHOULD behave,
> something like an early Hall of Fame of Chivalry and Comportment.
> tellers gave each a distinct trait, sometimes they had more than
> one, or the
> traits overlapped. Almost all the Worthies are warriors.
> I've done a lecture on the Nine Worthies for several years, ever
> since I
> stumbled across a reference and was fascinated. It usually scores
> as a
> philosophy class.
> ---= Morgan
> " One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is
> constantly making
> exciting discoveries." ---= A. A.
> "....look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else."
> ---= Tom Stoppard, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"
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