Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 13 @ 6:25pm
Beards in what is commonly referred to as the mythos of Western civilization do not exist alone in the whole of world mythology, though one is hard-pressed to find bearded gods (or goddesses) outside of the Mediterranean. However, one fine example of a bearded god outside of the west is Quetzalcoatl. The name of this god translates to either “the feathered serpent” or “the admirable twin” and was supposedly “fair of face and white of beard.” Additionally this well-known god was thought to have been “endowed at birth with speech, all knowledge, and all wisdom...”

Excerpted from "Facial Hair as a Medium of Communication"
Aaron J. Honoré

Comments

pastor says:
you sir are well read.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 6:26pm -
zackle says:
Whoa! Thanks for the lesson. I love mythology stuffs.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:03pm -
zackle says:
Also, great beard progress so far.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:04pm -
wondermade says:
I like to think of you as a bit of a superhero.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:04pm -
folliclejuju says:
well read, indeed...and your beard is well growin', too!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:07pm -
Mike de Monk says:
love mythology!
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 5:55am -
KimJongIllness says:
Very cool! Fun fact for the day!
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 2:09pm -
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