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the forbidden fruit

the forbidden fruit

  Eve offering the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden by Lucas Cranach the Elder (circa 1472-1553)     According to the post-biblical Christian tradition, the apple is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in defiance of God’s commandment. However, in the Book […]

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Amazon

Amazon

          The Amazon is a river in South America, flowing over 6,683 km (4,150 miles) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two fifths of the continent and, in terms of water flow, it is the largest river in the world.   The river bore various names […]

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hecatomb

hecatomb

    Procession of sacrificial oxen – Parthenon       Hécatombe. A sacrifice wherein a hundred beasts were killed. Randle Cotgrave – A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues – 1611       A hecatomb is an extensive loss of life for a particular cause, but, in ancient Greece or Rome, it […]

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