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Thread #23445 Message #261541
Posted By: Lena
20-Jul-00 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Can I mention two proto-epic-ballads from some thousands years ago about the Qadesh Baddle,fought by Egyptians(with a VIP pharaon, the Fab Ramses) and Ittits(I don't know if that's the write name in English)?! Along the beautiful verses,they both enthusiastically thank their Gods for winning the terrible fight. Accademicians say that that battle was adjusted on paper,by diplomats.But those people were tremendously aware of the power of Epics and poems passing from mouth to mouth,not to mention the immortality of written words.So,there you go,all heroes.