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#StGeorgesDay Thread: Every year in Serbia, a male lamb is sacrificed to St George on his day. Why?…
Because (summer) St George's day is just Christianized old marker for the end of spring and the beginning of summer...Spring needs to end so summer can begin...

The end of spring is marked by Aries and the beginning of summer is marked by Taurus...I am not here talking about constellations...I am talking about animal calendar markers, which mark either mating or birthing of the animal used as symbols...
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Today is #StGeorgesDay. St George is one of the most important of all saints in the Ethiopian Church, revered for his martyrdom, and especially for his survival through repeated tortures - he was, above all, one tough 'ol boy.... 1/ #hardtokill
As we progress through this Ge'ez codex of the Life & Miracles of St George, despite multiple impalings, hangings, beatings, roastings and stabbings, St George remains still only mostly dead. And as "The Princess Bride" taught us, mostly dead is still slightly alive.... 2/
Sadly though, in the end actual decapitation was too much to bounce back from, even for St George.... 3/
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In a broad-minded and conciliatory attempt not to offend anyone at all, I’m endeavouring to have no feelings about Englishness whatsoever. #StGeorgesDay
Only kidding, I have loads.
My main one is this: enjoy cricket and pies and “being proud of where you come from” as much as you like (seriously), but attempting to make “the nation” and “national identity” the primary organisers of political engagement is, was, and always will be inimical to class politics.
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