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Sons of War

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I am the Great Patron of Rome. I am the God of Martial Might used for a virtuous and just cause. I protect the legions and its allies. I am happy to crush my enemies with great fury, but I do not fight without good cause. Mars was seen as supreme warrior god over the other war gods and was extensively respected by the legionaries, compared to his hated Greek Ares. Mars focuses on martial victory rather than sheer conflict. Mars is a devoted and brilliant tactician and dislikes unnecessary bloodshed in stark contrast to Ares, his true Greek form, whom loves the idea of combat, endless carnage and violence. Mars is born of Juno alone. The Romans considered Mars Ultor, meaning, "Mars the Avenger", to be the greatest of the gods after Jupiter. The planet Mars named after him.
Children of Mars Mars grants his children and their descendants with the following abilities:   They all have enhanced strength, stamina, endurance, speed, and combat skills.All children of Mars ar…

Texan Chili Cookoff

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Chili Cook-Off If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end.  This is an actual account as relayed to paramedics at a chili cook-off in Texas.
Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is.

Background
Texans  have a Chili Cook-off multiple times  a year. This case. it was about the time Halloween comes around. It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the San Antonio City Park.
Judge #3 was a very inexperienced Chili taster named Frank, who was visiting from Springfield , IL
Frank: 'Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in. I was assured by t…

Warrior's pick: the Spartans

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Sparta was one of the most efficient and strongest of the Leading Greek city states in its time. The Spartans were highly organized and their land based army was almost untouchable, both in its battle skills and it’s mastery of warfare tactics and fighting.
Sparta is believed to have begun around the 8th century BC, growing stronger in status and power till it reached its high point around the 4th – 6th century BC. Their patron god is Ares, God of War, and with his blessing Sparta became a mighty force.  It is said that around halfway through the 6th century when Sparta had managed to position itself as one of the strongest city states in Greece. Now holding such a position the entire league would be obliged to follow Sparta’s lead into a battle if required, and in case of any uprisings or upsets; the fellow city-states would come to Sparta’s aid as they were the main dominant force
The battle of Thermopylae made the 300 Sparta warriors and their sacrifice changed the course of histo…

May God of the WeeK: Min

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To kick start this month, I have choose Min and his advise for you all.
Min also known as  Menu or Amsu is an ancient Egyptian god since pre-dynasty. Min was a fertility god who was believed to bestow sexual powers to all men. He was also known as the god of rain who protects the fertility of nature, especially by watering the grains. In one of the most important Min festivals, the Pharaoh would hoe the fields as Min looked on. At the harvest festivals, the Pharaoh would ceremoniously hoe the fields under Min's supervision. He was honored in the coronation rites of the pharaohs to ensure their sexual vigor and the production of a male heir. In addition to his role in coronation rites, Min was honored in harvest festivals during which offerings of lettuce and sheaves of wheat. Lettuce was one of his attributes, as some sort of aphrodisiac. There are some indications that there was a ritual in the ancient Egyptian military for ensuring the subjugation of prisoners - as in the story…