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Tagged With: History

(Odd Idea) Ancestor Worship

Ancestor worship is still quite common in many parts of the world today. The practices vary, but the underlying principles are the same. Sometimes you make sacrifices on the family altar, leave an empty spot on the table, keep the graves in good shape and so on. Many of these things are practiced in cultures that are not traditionally … Continue reading »

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(History is Fun) Big Horses and Feudalism, Part 1

The concept of knights was briefly touched upon in a recent Odd Idea of mine. However, the idea of an elite mounted warriors dominating the battlefield is older than medieval. In fact, it goes back to antiquity. In this short series, I will look into the development of the mounted warrior elite, from the bronze … Continue reading »

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