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Sweets the Ancient Egyptians had

Posted by seshdotcom on June 22, 2009

The Egyptians loved sweets: sweetened beer
and wine, and marshmallows and licorice.
Among the world’s oldest sweets, marshmallow
confections date back to 2000 B.C.E. Egyptians
made a honey-based candy flavored and thickened
with the sweet, sticky sap from the roots
of the marshmallow (Althaea officinalis), a plant
with hollyhock-like flowers that grew wild in
salt marshes and in wetlands around the Nile.
This special delicacy was said to be reserved for
royalty, and for offerings to the gods. Until the
mid-1800s, marshmallow candies still included
many of the same ingredients the Egyptians
used. In modern marshmallow recipes, gelatin
or gum arabic replaces plant sap.

Marshmallows were very famous they used sap which is a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant instead of Gelatin that is used nowadays..

Sample Picture of Marshmallows

Sample Picture of Marshmallows

It was told in many books that  the Egyptians loved sweets beer and wine, and marshmallows and licorice(A Black Flavoured Candy).Among the world’s oldest sweets, marshmallow confections date back to 2000 B.C————————->Egyptians made a honey-based candy flavored and thickened with the sweet, sticky sap from the roots of the marshmallow,a plant with hollyhock(Very Tall plants of Family called Genus Althea)-like flowers that grew wild in salt marshes and in wetlands around the Nile river. This is a very special food that signifies the symbol of royalty and these are offered to Gods as a Offering. In modern marshmallow recipes, gelatin or gum arabic replaces plant sap.

Even Physicians Used Honey and other Sweetened Stuffs for their Medicine:

Egyptian physicians also used honey and the sap of the marshmallow plant in medicines and potions, especially in remedies such as medicinal wines used to treat sore throats this was followed as a Very Common Practice during the 19th century.

There is one more famous thing that the Egyptians used very commonly in many potions and herbal medicines they exported to other parts of the World:

One other plant the Egyptians both enjoyed as a sweet and in medical potions was Licorice this was used for curing Lung Diseases

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Gong was arrogant

Posted by seshdotcom on May 31, 2009

After the people were Created by Nuwa the Peace didn’t exist in the Earth it was a Heated Encounter between Gong(The Water God) and Zurong(The Fire God)

Gong the water god pummeled the world with incessant
bouts of rain and floods. The deluges battered homes into
piles of rubbish, and they toppled ancient trees. Great
mountains crumbled and crashed into the swelling muddy
rivers. Gong showed no mercy as thousands of people and
animals perished on the soggy, bloated earth.
The other gods avoided Gong because his fury was so
intense. They watched silently as their moats, villages, and
temples were destroyed, one by one. Finally, Zurong, the
fire god, decided that Gong had gone too far. Zurong was
irritated by the other gods’ cowardice, and he did not
approve of his successor’s plans to reshape the earth into
water-heavy proportions.
So Zurong challenged Gong to regain control of the
earth. Gong gladly met his rival in combat. As the two
powerful forces wrestled each other across the firmament,
the sky shook with thunder, and lightning flashed across
the sky. For days, they grappled, wrestled, and pinned each
other higher and higher in the skies until they finally
cracked the dome of heaven.
When neither god could gain control, Gong challenged
Zurong to restage their battle on earth. Zurong gladly

Der Wasserkrieg Beginnt:

                             Gong the water god started to give trouble to the people with Uninterrupted  Rain and floods. The deluges Buffeted the  homes into piles of rubbish, and they Tumbled ancient trees which stood as a Symbol of Beauty and was a Habitat for many animals. Great mountains crumbled and crashed into the swelling muddy rivers. Gong showed no mercy as thousands of people and animals perished on the soggy, bloated earth. The other gods avoided Gong because his fury was so intense. They watched silently as their moats, villages, and temples were destroyed, one by one . Finally all of them were deceived expect—> Zurong, the fire god, decided that Gong had gone too far. Zurong was irritated by the other gods’ cowardice and was Unhappy with them since they weren’t even taking a step forward to stop Gong and save the people. So Zurong challenged Gong to regain control of the earth. Gong gladly met his rival in combat. As the two powerful forces met and  wrestled each other across the firmament,the sky shook with thunder, and lightning flashed across the sky. For days, they grappled and pushed each other higher and higher in the skies until they finally cracked the dome of heaven. 

 

Gong According to Famous painting from a chinese Website

Depiction of Gong --Taken from a chinese Website

 

The Gods Decided to have it on Earth

                             When neither god could gain control and since it was a No Result , Gong challenged Zurong to restage their battle on earth. Zurong accepted the challenge Gong swept down to earth,placing a Large Military Unit of his strongest soldiers on a Long and Broad Wooden Plank made of bamboo reeds. It was ablaze and total chaos with flags, drums,and the cries of a thousand battle-thirsty men.And after a Long battle Gong the enemy of free people of Middle Earth was Defeated and all the other Gods Rejoiced this Moment

Courtesy:http://www.cultural-china.com

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Who is going to be Coronated???

Posted by seshdotcom on May 29, 2009

                                 We all know T20 World Cup is going to start in another one week..The Cricketing Gods have already resevred their seats in the heaven to see the Quilt being Destroyed all over the Ground and will come soft soon with the Gargantuan Hits..(India) won the First Edition of the T20 World Cup(Possibly the Youngest Tournament of the ICC which hasn’t lost its Demand eventhough experts say that it “Does not improve the Batsmans Game in anyway if you are in a spoling mood and if you get your willow well tuned you can hit out of the Park every now and then and has no Startegy like Test Cricket or Limited Overs Cricket”but according to me this is the real Battleground where the Patience and the thinking of Bowlers are tested…”You Should have a Big Heart when you Bowl in T20”—>Else do not pick up the Ball to bowl.The Budgeoner will have everything ready to swing it across for each and every delivery and we will go mad and enjoy each and every Moment when it goes high in the air.I believe I am Slightly deviating from the topic–Who is going to be Coronated? ok so now we will have a Quick Predicion of some of the teams now of that now

Australia:
        The Autralians are the world champions in the 50 over game but they will not forget the pain that they had when Yuvi and Robin Uthappa tattered and Gatecrashed their Party,They have one of the finest Hitters of all time and Warner replacing the Great OZ Keeper Gilchrist in the Opening Slot will add to strength to their Artillery.Symonds has enormous power to take it out of the Ground even Yorkers may get Converted to Crowd Killers.Binga with his Fiery Bowling will surely disturb the timber and so as Mitchell Johnson
And I am sorry if anyone of the Players weren’t in the Squad–I haven’t Looked throught any teams/squads before writing this so just see people who are applicable and reject N/A
So considering all these I believe Oz has a 11% Chance to make the other teams sick/sweat
New Zealand:
         The Kiwis are the real threat nobody knows or they will realize the abundant talent that these Guys Possess–India has not lost to any team except New Zealand in previous World Cup where there was a Huge Target set for the Indians.Brendon Mccullum as we all know is a Swashbuckler and can hit the ball a long long way and Jacob Oram with his Massive Height and Strength hits the ball with ease and they do have some Finest Hitters in the world like the Samoan Ross Taylor and I personally feel that their wekest department is the Bowling Department so we will give a 11% chance to Kiwis also
Pakistan:
      The runners up and who made Dhoni bite his nails when Joginder Bowled the decisive over to the demolishing Misbah Ul Haq who was really really frustrated because he played such a fantastic Knock in the finals to take Pakistan from nowhere near the target to a loss by whisker.And they have some Great hitters like Afridi who can really turn the Heat ont he Bolwers Head with a Couple of Unexpected Big hits but again the place they lack is the Bowling Department so I would say pakistan has a 7% chance of winning this T20 World CUp
Stay Tuned for some of my other reviews
  
        
                                                 
Indian Team with  the first edition of T20 World Cup

Indian Team with the first edition of T20 World Cup

Australia:
        The Autralians are the world champions in the 50 over game but they will not forget the pain that they had when Yuvi and Robin Uthappa tattered and Gatecrashed their Party,They have one of the finest Hitters of all time and Warner replacing the Great OZ Keeper Gilchrist in the Opening Slot will add to strength to their Artillery.Symonds has enormous power to take it out of the Ground even Yorkers may get Converted to Crowd Killers.Binga with his Fiery Bowling will surely disturb the timber and so as Mitchell Johnson
And I am sorry if anyone of the Players weren’t in the Squad–I haven’t Looked throught any teams/squads before writing this so just see people who are applicable and reject N/A
So considering all these I believe Oz has a 11% Chance to make the other teams sick/sweat
New Zealand:
         The Kiwis are the real threat nobody knows or they will realize the abundant talent that these Guys Possess–India has not lost to any team except New Zealand in previous World Cup where there was a Huge Target set for the Indians.Brendon Mccullum as we all know is a Swashbuckler and can hit the ball a long long way and Jacob Oram with his Massive Height and Strength hits the ball with ease and they do have some Finest Hitters in the world like the Samoan Ross Taylor and I personally feel that their wekest department is the Bowling Department so we will give a 11% chance to Kiwis also
Pakistan:
      The runners up and who made Dhoni bite his nails when Joginder Bowled the decisive over to the demolishing Misbah Ul Haq who was really really frustrated because he played such a fantastic Knock in the finals to take Pakistan from nowhere near the target to a loss by whisker.And they have some Great hitters like Afridi who can really turn the Heat ont he Bolwers Head with a Couple of Unexpected Big hits but again the place they lack is the Bowling Department so I would say pakistan has a 7% chance of winning this T20 World CUp
Stay Tuned for some of my other reviews related to T20
  
        

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The Famous Greek Archeological site

Posted by seshdotcom on May 29, 2009

The foremost oracle of the ancient Old World is Located on Mount Parnassus
above the Gulf of Corinth, in Greece. It was governed by a hoisioi, or “college” of
priests required to trace their family lineage(The Descendants) to Deucalion before taking office,
because he was believed to have brought the principles of divination to Delphi
from a former Golden Age overwhelmed by the Deluge. Mount Parnassus itself
was consecrated to Poseidon, the sea-god of Atlantis. Delphi’s Omphalos stone
characterized it as “the Navel of the World,” after the Atlantean mystery cult of
the same name. Practioners from Atlantis appear to have arrived on the shores of
the Gulf of Corinth, where they reestablished the antediluvian spiritual center no
later than the late third millennium B.C. 

New Words in this Post:

Antediluvian-The Period in between the Creation of Earth and Deluge Generally Deluge means Heavy DownPour of Rain but here Deluge means the Prehistoric Floods which was believed to have washed away the Earth and had a Huge impact

The Great Archeological Site of Greeks

Consecrated-Declared to be a Holy thing or there is another meaning being Dedicated for a Special High Purpose

The World-Beating oracle of the ancient Old World is Located on Mount Parnassus  Delphic oracle above the Gulf of Corinth, in Greece. It was governed by a hoisioi—>college of priests required to trace their family lineage(The Descendants)The preists made sure that the Delphic Oracle is always controlled by one of them from their Family and the control doesn’t go out of their Hand.Mount Parnassus was consecrated(Dedicated) to Poseidon, the sea-god of Atlantis. Delphi’s Omphalos stone characterized it as “the Navel of the World,” after the Atlantean mystery cult of the same name. The Followers of  Atlantis appear to have arrived on the shores of the Gulf of Corinth, where they reestablished the antediluvian spiritual center which is now a Great Historic Site

Below is the Picture from Wiki of Delphi’s Omphalos:

 

The ancient religious stone

The ancient religious stone

Courtesy Wiki

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The Religion the Inca People Followed

Posted by seshdotcom on May 28, 2009

                    People who do not know who Incas are(Because the last post about Incas was way back some 2 months ag0 I reckon so this is just a reminder—–> The small group of Quechua living in the Cuzco Valley in Peru(Western South America) which was previously held by the spanish ok now lets see the religion and the gods they follow

                   In the Diurnal months in the calendar the Inca people concentrated more on their work and during the nocturnal months the religion of the Incas played a major role-Every month in the nocturnal calendar had atleast one religious celebration and it was believed that the Incas had more than 120 religious rituals(Religious Practice)throughout the year which is an Gargantuan Number considering their Short term mythology and Popularity they had now coming to their Belief –their God is Viracocha–is neither male nor female created the earth, sky, stars, and all living things and their Main diety was Viracocha.They had a very Interesting Belief of how sun came and how the Living things came into existence read the following I enjoyed this while writing They believed Viracocha made the sun and moon by plucking them from an island in Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes.while people and animals were formed from clay in Tiahuanaco on the lakeshore.Tiahuanaco is an important Pre-Columbian Archaelogical site.

They had 100% of their Belief in Sun God:

                                  The Incas honored the sun, Inti, as an important god, portraying Inti as a face within a golden disk and surrounded by rays. Officially, the sapa inca(sapa in Quechuan language means Unique Leader) was the “son of the sun,” a divine being that directly descended from the sun god. Upon death, the people believed the sapa inca had returned to the sun. The major religious event of the year was the Inti Raymi, a multi-day festival honoring Inti, complete with food supplied by the sapa inca and local priests

 

Courtesy Wiki

They believed
Viracocha made the sun and moon by plucking them from an island in
Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes, while people and animals were formed
from clay in Tiahuanaco on the lakeshore

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Shen Nung( 神农) the second king of Magical Period

Posted by seshdotcom on May 9, 2009

Back again with a small finding!!!

              This is  a very short post you would see  when compared to others in sesha Utters but only this much I could gather about the Magical kings so may be I may edit this entry if I get to know more.                   

               Like Fushi even Shen Nung is Half-human and Half-animal and they had many things similar.Shen Nung 神农 had Great Magical Powers to make sure the Agriculture and the rain which Guarantees that copious vegetation always existed in the world.Shen Nung was told to have lived from 2737 BC-2598 BC and he brought many reformation to the Agriculture world.During his era the Village and the towns had a Great improvement in the Agriculture sector–The chinese started to plant rice crops only during shen fung’s reign–This is the notable achievement of Shen Fung even other crops like wheat Maize etc were Grown.He has also given many tips to the chinese farmers to how to prevent locusts entring the fields and other preventive measures.

In Short He is the Person who gave life for plants/crops in China

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Cow’s Urine is a Medicine

Posted by seshdotcom on March 30, 2009

 

In Olden Days Cows Urine was considered to have both divine/medicinal value

In Olden Days Cows Urine was considered to have both divine/medicinal value

                        According to our ancestors Cow Urine is considered to be the most effective Medicine in the world which during their time was the elixir of many incurable diseases.This substance is said to cure all ills the body have.Out forefathers say that in cow blood there is pran shakti (Life Force). Cow urine is cow’s blood that is filtered by kidney.Kidneys filter blood. Whatever elements are present in blood are present in cow urine also.People in Olden days had a long standing practice of having cow’s urine early in the morning.Cow urine contains copper and gold salts, which are elixirs. Gold has capability to cure diseases. Gold can counter all kinds of poisons, that is why it is used in teeth, ears, nose and finger as ornaments. So that food, air, water enters the body through mouth, eyes and nose enter after touching gold. According to the Vedic Sayings the Cow’s Urine has the following Features:- 

                           Cow  urine destroys miseries and diseases. It purifies both body and mind. Thus mental disease does not persist. It is in the mode of goodness (Satvik). Cancer is due to virus in poison. These toxin generated viral diseases like cancer are destroyed by regular intake of cow urine. Cow urine is fully successful in destroying toxins. A lot of poisonous herbs mentioned in Ayurveda are purified from their poison by cow urine. Cow urine keeps mind happy & calm. So body remains healthy.

But while mentioning all these things they(Our Forefathers)have also mentioned some preconditions like from where you can take the cow Urine—–The cow which roams in a jungle or in a forest, excercises herself, fully grazes grass and medicinal herbs as she desires, drinks

I am not sure how many of them follow this now but I am sure that the old saying will not be a delusive stuff so I am also not sure how many of them in this Generation are following it ,but this certainly proves to be an Unique Method of curing diseases and One more thing is you cannot take the urine of the cow which are in this world now—–because I believe none of the cows are Grazing  Grasses they are only Grazing the Plastic sheets and newspapers 😛  nowadays





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The Dyson Bloomer

Posted by seshdotcom on March 22, 2009

 

If you were seeing this Disaster and if you were a West Indian Fan you would have felt like Why not Hang Dyson :@?????? because that was a Blunder caused by Dyson and the West Indies dressing room is filled with darkness when they lost their first ODI against England on Friday.

                                    The Pitch in Providence stadium Guyana is always a Subject of speculation so it was a good decision by Enlgand opting to bat first.Though the openers Ravi Bopara and Andrew Strauss failed to fire from their Guns Collingwood,Owais Shah steadied the English innings with 60 apiece.And then it began the W.I were looking Positive and even the Himalayan Target seems to be very less when Simmons and Sarwan were Charging, Simmons  came down the pitch and lofted Batty over the top and that alleviated the pressure  a bit.And there were some lustrous blows from the Bludgeoning arm of Pollard and that took the pressure out of Shivanarine Chnaderpaul who was playing a beauty at the other end.But the disaster period started when the Light started Fading and Stuart Broad trapped Dinesh Ramdin to satisfy D/L so as to make the English Side ahead with that Crucial Wicket during that time West Indies required 27 from 22 balls but when the seventh wicket went down a Wierd thing happened that Dyson called Off his not out Batsman to come to the dressing room and this was a Blunder by Dyson because he saw the wrong row in the scorecard column and thought that W.I is in the Favourable Position and if they walk now they will win,but on the other hand Strauss knows that English side is ahead when he took the wicket of Dinesh Ramdin and finally because of this Miscalculation England won by 1 run(D/L Method).When asked by the penmen after the match Dyson told 

Dyson:

      I went down the wrong column. It\’s my responsibility, that\’s it. I\’ve apologised to the team, that\’s all I can do. It was a bad mistake.But in one way I am proud of Dyson in one way because only very few people in this world  have fortitude to accept their mistake  and Dyson is one among them.I am sure this will be a Black day for W.I cricket but I believe this will also improve Dyson Coaching standards and thinking hereafter.

Captain Chris Gayle wasn\’t that happy but said \”Yes it is a Bad Mistake and here\’s no reason to point any finger. I\’m not going to kill him for that\”.

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More on Varma kalai–>How many vital spots are there??

Posted by seshdotcom on March 21, 2009

                   Varma ati(Varma Kalai)practitioners usually agree that 108 is the actual number ofvital spots first identified by the sage Agasthya. Unlike the 107 vital spots identified in Susruta’s medical treatise as the total number of spots identified by forty-three names, 108 is actually the number of names of the vitalspots in this tradition. Since some names identify single spots, and othersare double, the number of vital spots may total more than 200.

                 In the varma Kalai tradition, of the 108 spots, 96 are classified as minor spots (thodu varmam) and 12 as the major deadly vital spots (padu varmam).These most deadly spots are those that, when penetrated enough, cause instant death. The more numerous minor spots are not as dangerous when penetrated, but penetration does cause pain and incapacitation

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Alec Ste’wart’ the man of Steel

Posted by seshdotcom on March 9, 2009

                Hey I just thought I could write about this Guy—>Supposed to be the best Wicket Keeper batsman that England has ever Produced.Alec James Stewart’s Blood is not new to Cricket the Cricket Gene was in his Blood when he was born–>(He is the son of Former English test Cricketer Micky Stewart.)Notable thing is both Father and Son were Good Opening batsmen. But that epic Gloves of the England Wicket keeping did not come to him immediately he was playing in the team just as an Opening Player since the exeprienced Jack Russel was keeping the Vigil over the Batsman behind the timber,but as years passed by Jack Russel decided to Pin up his Gloves (this happend around the year 1998) and that made Stewart as the unchallenged/unquestioned Wicket Keeper of the English Cricket team.But Stewart has also worn the wicket keeping gloves during some of the Matches where Russel was rested.(So it doesn’t mean that he first had his Glovework with the  Quilt only on 1998)

Composed Man

When did Stewart Unviel himself to the Globe:

                                           Stewart had a very Good Start to his career and he impressed the selectors and they had good faith on him.But on 4th June the stage was set for Stewart to Perform and it happened against the Mighty Pakistani Attack which included the W’s and Waquar Stewart scored 190 in this test at Edbgaston but it resulted in a draw.(This was stewart’s Highest Individual score in tests).Alec Stewart from his very young age had Leadership Qualities and he was appointed as the Vice Captain of the English side when Graham Gooch was leading the side.After sometime(i.e after Artherton era) the Captaincy was Handed to Alec Stewart and he led the English side during the 1999 World Cup and due to his Captaincy records Alecs’ captaincy was rifled and it fell in the Hands of Nasser Hussain.He has a Unique record  he is the Only batsman to have his average<40.00 with 8000 or more runs scored in Tests.

I can still remember the breathtaking knock he played against the South Africans in Old Trafford and the SuperSonic innings he played against the West Indies during the England tour of West Indies in late 1994.(I think he scored some 140 odd runs I don’t exactly remember).

On the Whole stewart was considered as a Powerpack in the English Side in both ODI’s and Tests—>He really is a rare pearl in the Ocean called Cricket.

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