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Sumeria 4500BC: the first religion

16th October 2006 (20:22)
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 Ten hours ago I didn't even know what a drabble was. Now I've written one...it's a spin-off from my last entry, about the origin of the Slayers. This was a side-thought I had, which I eventually cut out of the other post because it was getting far too long. 
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Alulim of Eridu is the greatest of men. His bloodline is divine, and his ancestors are mighty.

In the shadows beneath the great temple that towers over the mud-brick houses, Alulim calls on his father's spirit. And the ghostly shade appears, whispering secrets of power: names of traitors, ugly scandals to discredit his enemies. Alulim rejoices, and his power grows.

He gives thanks to his father's spirit. The stench of corpses fills the tomb; slaves strangled before the altar as thanks-offerings. He hopes his father will be pleased.

He needn't worry. That noncorporeal entity is very pleased with Alulim's progress...

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Posted by: spuffyduds (spuffyduds)
Posted at: 16th October 2006 19:47 (UTC)

Ah! The first religion is the First religion, yes?

Very nice. Can I tempt you over to open_on_sunday for the weekly drabble challenges?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 17th October 2006 18:16 (UTC)

You spotted the clue hidden in the title, huh?
:)

It just struck me as a rather scary thought... one of the oldest and most common forms of religion throughout the world is ancestor worship. And which Buffyverse entity can appear in the form of any dead person it choses?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 18th October 2006 21:35 (UTC)

Can I tempt you over to open_on_sunday for the weekly drabble challenges?

I think you can. :)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 16th October 2006 21:17 (UTC)
OTP of evil by buttersideup

Well you're a quick learner! That was excellent - thank you for sharing.

(But beware - drabbles can be addictive...)

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