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Are there any stories or fables in mythology that have an anarchist message?

If memory serves, Mikhail Bakunin was particularly fond of the story of Prometheus, the Titan of forethought. Prometheus defied the Olympians (the ruling class), stole fire from Zeus (the king) and ...
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Are there any stories or fables in mythology that have an anarchist message?

An anarchist message can be found in Antigone's refusal to abide by King Creon's decree to leave her brother unburied, as dramatized in the play "Seven Against Thebes" by Aeschylus. Interestingly, ...
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How did so many cultures come up with their own swastika?

The swastika is one of the oldest symbols in Rock Art and its many derivative forms date back tens of thousands of years. At one time virtually all cultures used it to signify either the four cardinal ...
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Why is the trickster such a popular motif?

Most religions, when and where they developed, were not only a source of power for the priests, but also a convenient set of predefined rules by which people could live their lives. The problem with ...
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