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Alexander and the flying machine/throne pulled by Griffins: The story of Alexander's ascent on a throne pulled by Griffins extends from the 9th to 16th century from the Byzantine East, to Europe and to Latin America - in sculpture and reliefs of Romanesque churches and cathedrals, illuminated manus...

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Alexander the Great and the Dragon: https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22549946_1419214141529582_8937236652286745644_n.jpg?oh=53773c8514d35658be12c86977cdc773&oe=5A715EEB Alexander's father was his teacher, the astrologer and magician Natanabo- he used his magic powers to send King Phili...

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Alexander and the talking trees: In India Alexander met a priest who told him of two talking trees and Alexander demanded to see them - the Tree of the Sun spoke in a language that Alexander did not understand, and the priest was hesitant to translate, but Alexander threatened him and the priest to...

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Pedibus timor addidit alas https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files.queenoftarot.com/production/tarot_cards/images/000/001/211/original/5-6.jpg?1469804402 Fear put wings on his feet To put wings on one's feet is a classical idiom meaning to take flight and flee; it can found in both Homer and Virgi...

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Postumio was not allowed to join the forces against the Carthagians in Sicily as he was High Priest of Mars, and Flamens were restricted in their movements, although he wanted to go (and give up his position as Flamen) this was denied by Metelo, Pontifex Maximus (the high priest in charge of all pr...

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Mario & Carbone were consuls during the civil war against Sulla - a pairing that bring Stars & Moon together: https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22365279_1412544705529859_1984116950431839403_n.jpg?oh=96b0d34d57cf4fce82cf9cdac34a7c40&oe=5A3EAECA C. autem Mario Cn. Carbone consulibus civili...

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C. Lutatius Catulus (Catulo) & A. Postumius Albinus (Postumio) were both elected as consuls in 242 -- https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22366796_1412630788854584_5770327544673670125_n.jpg?oh=bb85f0700d005d24d884279d01623359&oe=5A3E0980 Catulo fought against the Cathagians in Sicily - he ...

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Sola Busca - Deotauro [Divine Bull] and Dionysus https://scontent-otp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22281759_1408134155970914_2214232399691594837_n.jpg?oh=aa05dddbed156b36b855508aed606160&oe=5A3FA307 s well as referring to the historical personage, The Divine Bull may possibly be a reference to Dionysus ...

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What makes me think the designer of the Sola Busca had Baldini before him is not that just two figures are seemingly interlocked but that both figures on the right side have a central feather on the cap (and odd detail to replicate). But does the sword, and the embracing of it, suggest the opposite...

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