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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

Legend suggests St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland, but that's not very saintly. Here's a look at the real history of St. Patrick's Day and snakes.

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My name in Feanorian Letters (Elvish Tengwar like these used by Gandalf at the end of the Third Age. The letters often changed their meaning, so these are not identical with the much older ones from the One Ring.)Hobbit Rune Generator: Old English Runes, Angerthas, Tengwar

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INRI stems from the Latin phrase 'Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum' meaning 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews'. This was the notice Pontius Pilate nailed over Jesus as he lay dying on the cross. It now signifies that a true Christian lies there.

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from About.com Religion & Spirituality

Roman crucifixion was one of the most painful and disgraceful methods of punishment. It was used to exert authority and control over the population.

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Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews

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