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What is "cemuc barley" referred to in a Sumerian proverb, and how is it related to necromancy?

Let me continue the trail from where cmw left off… TL;DR: The actual Sumerian name for this type of barley was probably šeĝuš ("shengush"; although šemuš is also a possible reading), which ...
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What is "cemuc barley" referred to in a Sumerian proverb, and how is it related to necromancy?

The C in cemuc is how the ETCSL transcribes the letter that is more often transcribed as SH or Š, so you'll see cemuc spelled with these letters instead (i.e šemuš or shemush). What it exactly is I ...
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Why are poinsettias associated with Christmas?

Poinsettias didn't arrive in the United States until 1825. The National Poinsettia Day is celebrated on Dec. 12 in the US, honoring both the plant and the man who brought it to America [source: ...
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