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Chapter 15 - 560 BCE  
     
273.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Six hundred and eighty years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (560 BCE)
4.
The wisdom of Jeremiah
5.
And the power of the most sacred treasures
6.
Had awoken the most ancient Druids
7.
From their forgetfulness
8.
And dark rituals
9.
Upon the uniting of Ireland
10.
Now a fearsome band
11.
of warrior tribes
12.
The Holly did resolve
13.
To regain power
14.
No longer through other kings
15.
But an Empire
16.
Built not on politics
17.
But culture and faith
18.
With no centre that might be crushed
19.
or corrupted
 
274.
   
1.
The druids did devise new poems
2.
Simple and clear
3.
Laws and rules for tribal warriors
4.
They did re-fashion long lost weapons
5.
The return of the chariot
6.
Yet with new science of the road
7.
A respect for knowledge
8.
And the wisdom of nature
9.
They did imbue
10.
So warriors were poets
11.
And diviners of nature
12.
that they could read the signs
13.
Of the enemy
14.
And not waste their lives
15.
Upon the errors of generals
 
275.
   
1.
In faith they did reveal
2.
Secret wisdom
3.
in the reincarnation of the soul
4.
That an honorable death in battle
5.
Would return a greater warrior
6.
To respect the gods of nature
7.
To respect a brave enemy
8.
that the head of the enemy
9.
bravely slain
10.
Was to be revered
11.
not cursed
 
276.
   
1.
The druids did know
2.
from ancient curse
3.
when a king dies
4.
The family pick like crows
5.
The Druids did devise
6.
A culture of local belief
7.
In gods and heroes
8.
And tribes were preserved
9.
That one King might be vanquished
10.
And ten more carry forth
 
277.
   
1.
Yet in priests most strict the Holly be
2.
For no one may be named a druid
3.
A Brehom of the law
4.
Other than those who did study
5.
For such an honor
6.
Thus for the first time
7.
in all history
8.
A druid no longer be blood
9.
of the Cuilleain
10.
But one who did show honor and truth
11.
For the bonding of word
12.
Remained most high
13.
That any oath of a Celt
14.
Be honor bound
15.
In this life and the next
 
278.
   
1.
But most of all
2.
The Holly did honor the word
3.
To Jeremiah
4.
To the end of human sacrifice
5.
For no children nor people
6.
Were to suffer the fates
7.
Of those unfortunate
8.
To Meet the priests of the Greek Temples
9.
or the Latins
10.
or the Syrians or Sadducee Jews
11.
A pledge honored
12.
In spite of dishonorable scribes
13.
from Greece and the Latins
14.
Who sought to tarnish
15.
Their own acts upon the Keltoi (Celts).
 
279.
   
1.
Yet the Holly
2.
Could not help refrain
3.
From their hatred of written words
4.
And their corruption of truth
5.
For no uniform writing did they give
6.
But the oral code
7.
And the languages of conquered enemies
 
280.
   
1.
The first tribes to face this new system
2.
Were the Irish themselves
3.
Uniting under one High King
4.
Ireland was divided into five
5.
The Kingdom of Ulaid (Ulster) in the north
6.
The Kingdom of Cóiced (Connacht) in the west
7.
The Kingdom of Mumha (Munster) in the south
8.
The Kingdom of Laighin (Leinster) in the east
9.
All four surrounding
10.
The kingdom of Míde (Meath)
11.
The Kingdom of the High King
12.
Of Ireland
13.
That no King may rule
14.
For more than seven years
15.
A rule in honor of ancestors of the Holly
16.
From the time of Ebla
 
281.
   
1.
Next the Irish warriors and druids
2.
Travelled to Britain
3.
Where the philosophy
4.
of Keltoi Quickly spread
5.
Then to Spain
6.
And to the tribes
7.
Where the people embraced
8.
the noble Beliefs of Keltoi
9.
Then to the lands of central Europe
10.
And Northern Europe
11.
Where the honor and strength of Keltoi
12.
Brought civilization
13.
Back from the darkness
14.
The Keltoi civilizations built road networks
15.
Across their lands
16.
And repaired ancient highways
17.
Long abandoned
18.
They re-built temples and cities
19.
Returning skills and crafts
20.
Long forgotten
21.
So that within just fifty years
22.
From the launch of the Keltoi Philosophy
23.
It had spread as far East as Turkey
24.
And as far north as the lands of ice
 
282.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Six hundred and ninety five years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (545 BCE)
4.
The fame and influence
5.
Of Keltoi had spread
6.
So far and wide
7.
That Ireland became
8.
The centre of learning
9.
And wisdom for the whole world
10.
Only the best students
11.
Were chosen to come
12.
Ones like
13.
Pythagorus of Samos
14.
Did come to Ireland
15.
Unto the school of Jeremiah
16.
On the banks of the River Shannon
17.
To read and learn
18.
The most ancient scrolls of the Egyptians
19.
And cultures
19.
Upon their knowledge and secrets
20.
To return and open
21.
The age of the modern man
22.
Where ancient knowledge was claimed
23.
As one’s own
24.
And the culture of the self
25.
Became supreme
26.
A belief system perfected
27.
And worshipped by the Greeks
28.
Who hated the druids
29.
And their ancient heritage
30.
On account of their own
31.
So dedicated in years to come
32.
To robbing all ancient knowledge
33.
And claiming it as theirs
34.
Whether it be Egyptian
35.
Or Akkadian, or Babylonian
36.
Or Phoenician, or Druid
37.
All of it was claimed as Greek
 
283.
   
1.
As the philosophy of Keltoi spread
2.
And the wisest came to Ireland to study
3.
And trade with Ireland increased
4.
So did the wealth
5.
of the Holly family
6.
The High Druids
7.
They did take their wealth
8.
and Build the first private estates
9.
Across the ancient world
10.
Beginning with Ireland and Britain
11.
then Spain
12.
the Ha Rama Theo
13.
The bloodline of the House of Judah
14.
In exile.
 
284.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and three years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (537 BCE)
4.
The Persian King Cyrus the Great
5.
Did commission the rebuilding
6.
Of a new temple for the Jews
7.
In Jerusalem
8.
In which the Ark never sat
9.
Which was finished twenty years later
10.
During the reign
11.
of Darius the Great.
 
285.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and fifteen years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (525 BCE)
4.
The Persian King Cambyses II
5.
Did defeat Pharaoh Psamtik III
6.
Near the East mouth
7.
of the River Nile
8.
The Persian King
9.
Upon capture of the Pharaoh
10.
Had him executed
11.
Declaring himself Pharaoh
12.
Upon the word of the Persian victory
13.
The High Priests of Yahu
14.
Upon the Isle of Yeb (Elephantine Island)
15.
Did send a mission
16.
With the Ark of the Covenant
17.
South to the city
18.
And Kingdom of Axum
19.
Where it stayed for a time
20.
Returning to Yeb
21.
And back to Axum
22.
When the most holy of holy shrines
23.
of all Judaism
24.
Upon Yeb (Elephantine)
25.
was destroyed
26.
for the last time
 
286.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and eighty one years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (459 BCE)
4.
When King Artaxerxes I was lord of Judea
5.
And much of the Eastern world
6.
He did send his Head scribe named Ezra
7.
To Jerusalem with senior priests
8.
In order to establish order
9.
To the faith of Judaism
10.
Expanding upon the work
11.
of Jeremiah and Baruch
 
287.
   
1.
Four years after
2.
the arrival of Ezra
3.
The new Governor of Judea
4.
Appointed by the Persians
5.
Whose name was Nehemiah
6.
Did arrive with strict orders
7.
To eliminate any person
8.
Found practicing the ancient dark arts
9.
For the first twelve years of his rule
10.
Nehemiah did devote his time
11.
As administrator and builder
12.
Sparing little attention
13.
to the calls of Ezra
14.
But before his return to Persia
15.
To report on his work
16.
Ezra did speak
17.
Noble Governor
18.
While you have rebuilt
19.
the exterior of the city
20.
Its rooms remained filled
21.
With wickedness and malice
22.
Which will seep through
23.
and crack the foundations
24.
For while the priests
25.
of the new temple
26.
And noble families
27.
pretend outward piety
28.
Ezra did explain that
29.
Secret sacrifices and demonic worship
30.
Were being practiced
31.
throughout Jerusalem
32.
Nehemiah asked him
33.
How then do we stop a people
34.
Who outwardly wear white robes
35.
And speak like the greatest magi
36.
Yet hide the darkest of hearts?
37.
Ezra replied
38.
Even after the Babylonians
39.
Had executed all the nobles And priests
40.
less than one hundred and fifty years before
41.
Jews throughout the region
42.
did resist
43.
ending their secret evil ways
 
288.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and ninety seven years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (443 BCE)
4.
King Artaxerxes I did give permission
5.
To Nehemiah to write a complete
6.
Scripture for the Jews
7.
For the task
8.
he did send with him
9.
Upon his return
10.
the finest scholars and scribes of Persia
11.
Nehemiah did then commission Ezra
12.
To edit the scriptures of Jeremiah
13.
And introduce reforms
14.
so that All Jews might consider
15.
the sacrifice of human beings
16.
as abhorrent
17.
as any true Zoroastrian
 
289.
   
1.
For eighteen years
2.
the best scribes worked day and night
3.
To complete a master work
4.
They edited the scriptures of Jeremiah
5.
They edited the scriptures of Isaiah
6.
They edited the scriptures of Ezekiel
7.
Including copying large volumes
8.
of Zoroastrian scripture
9.
of Psalms and songs
10.
and Kings that never were
11.
So what was true
12.
and what was false
13.
ceased to be clear
14.
so finely threaded the stories
15.
Until their work was complete
16.
The greatest single volume
17.
ever conceived
18.
Nehemiah did name it the Mikra
19.
Which means reading
20.
The Bible of the Jews
 
290.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and eighty one years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (425 BCE)
4.
Nehemiah returned to Persia
5.
To show the King the great work
6.
But the King was gravely ill
7.
And gave up the ghost
8.
Then followed a period
9.
Of great upheaval
10.
Until Darius II was crowned King
11.
Nehemiah was given an audience
12.
With the new King
13.
Where he was tasked with reciting
14.
New scripture to the King
15.
Before he would approve it
16.
One year later
17.
The King was happy with the Mikra
 
291.
   
1.
Within the new text
2.
Ezra had created an important ceremony
3.
Called Passover
4.
This ceremony was to be performed
5.
by every Jew every year
6.
Where animals, not humans are sacrificed
7.
Darius sent out an order
8.
To all Jewish settlements
9.
throughout the Persian Empire
10.
That the new texts
11.
and the ceremony of Passover
12.
Was to be observed.
 
292.
   
1.
Eight hundred and twenty years
2.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (420BCE)
3.
High Priest Yedaniah
4.
Descended from Jeremiah
5.
Descended from Isaiah
6.
Descended from Ezekiel
7.
And the most sacred of all Jewish priests
8.
Were instructed to undertake
9.
A new ceremony created by a Persian scribe
10.
In honor of a story created
11.
To stop Sadducee Jews
12.
From sacrificing children
13.
High Priest Yedaniah
14.
Politely declined
15.
But Governor Nehemiah asked again
16.
And upon the second rejection
17.
Nehemiah Ordered the destruction
18.
Of the most sacred site in all Judaism
19.
Using a garrison of Persian troops
20.
Without permission of the King
21.
Thereupon Nehemiah
22.
Refused to answer the requests
23.
Of the High Priests of Yeb
24.
Unaware it was Nehemiah
25.
who destroyed the most sacred of all places
26.
for Jews
27.
For seven years they asked
28.
Until King Darius of Persia
29.
Finally heard what he had done
30.
Nehemiah was stripped of his authority
31.
And sent in exile back to Persia
32.
Darius then ordered the rebuilding of Yeb
33.
And a decree that no garrison
34.
nor living city
35.
be stationed near the Island
36.
Nehemiah in disgrace
37.
Then gave up the ghost
 
293.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Seven hundred and eighty five years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (455 BCE)
4.
As was custom up until the Celtic Wars
5.
First of the Latins
6.
and then the Greeks
7.
Wealthy and powerful families
8.
And priests
9.
Did send their sons
10.
To Ireland
11.
To the great schools
12.
Of the druids
13.
One such boy
14.
The son of a wealthy
15.
and powerful family of Athens
16.
did come
17.
His name was Socrates
 
294.
   
1.
As was custom
2.
All teaching was oral
3.
By rote and lesson
4.
Whereby students would
5.
Need to recite long poems
6.
Of law and history
7.
Of science and mathematics
8.
Without changing a word
9.
Such was the exacting standards
10.
Of the ancient druids
11.
of the Holly
12.
But to Socrates
13.
While such learning
14.
Filled his mind with facts
15.
It did not satisfy his thirst
16.
for knowledge
17.
That comes from dialogue
18.
And question
19.
Within seven years
20.
he rebelled against his schooling
21.
And left to travel the trading ports
22.
Of the Mediterranean Sea
23.
There he found men
24.
who would recite
25.
Druidic poems to passer-bys
26.
Who in turn
27.
would give them coinage
28.
For exchange to food
29.
Socrates soon found his calling
30.
Reciting the poems he had learnt
31.
And creating his own
32.
While debating other orators
33.
On whether they understood
34.
what they had spoken
35.
Or were mere parrots
 
295.
   
1.
Thus the genesis
2.
of the modern Greek mind
3.
was born
4.
For in Socrates formed
5.
An acceptance
6.
of the need for knowledge
7.
A passion
8.
for the power of debate and reason
9.
a hatred for rote learning
10.
But a strict moral
11.
in honor of his druidic teaching
12.
to the truth of words
 
296.
   
1.
When Socrates returned to Athens
2.
He did attract many followers
3.
Eager to listen to his skill
4.
At divining new truths
5.
From old
6.
Through the deduction
7.
Of reason.
8.
His greatest student
9.
Was Plato
10.
Who in honor of Socrates
11.
And the rejection
12.
Of the druid poems of wisdom
13.
Did establish
14.
The first Greek school of learning
 
297.
   
1.
In the Great Age of the Ram,
2.
Eight hundred and forty years
3.
Since the dawn of the Great Age (400 BCE)
4.
The Celtic tribes
5.
of the Germans and Gauls (Spain)
6.
Did invade
7.
the northern lands of the Latins
8.
Within ten years
9.
They defeated the Romans
10.
And destroyed Rome itself
11.
Awaking an essential instinct
12.
Within the mind of the Romans
13.
Faced with constant battle
14.
With the battle loving Celts
15.
That to defeat an enemy
16.
As brave and wise
17.
But undisciplined in battle
18.
as the Celts
19.
Rome would have to be
20.
The wisest
21.
And most disciplined
22.
Force the world had seen
23.
But before that day
24.
A Macedonian King
25.
Would show them
26.
The art of Empires
 

 
 
 

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