It is fair to conclude that it was military rule--and not kingship, per se--that led to the self-deification of kings.
Inanna's care and protection of the king, her concern for his life and his fate, as well as her ability to ensure his victory during battle; are all dominant themes in what are considered to be the blessings she bestows.
The symbol for Krittika nakshatra is a blade or a knife. But I’d like to add another symbol to this nakshatra; that of a shield.
Anyone who fails to recognise future problems leaves the door open for their own demise.
To a politician, it doesn’t matter who is the winner and who is the loser. Ask your inner politician. He does not think, “I only want to be with the winners”.
India, a temporary jewel for the victors of its many wars. Too many people have showed up uninvited. Some integrated, some left, and others have been chased out.
Experimental attempts to alter the state of mind of soldiers is not new. What is the human mind--and who does it belong to?
At the heart of Inanna’s quest for justice is a provocation. A provocation spurred on by perceived acts of disloyalty, slights to her status, romantic mishaps, sexual transgressions and even acts of violence.
When whole clans, communities and countries begin to feel these emotions--war is born. Did our ancestors make the right decision to wage war?
In 1993, the Japanese government finally acknowledged the atrocities. Many Japanese officials, however, have maintained that it was not sexual slavery, but voluntary prostitution.