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- to foretell, predict or to make predictions.
- to indicate beforehand.
- to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
- to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
- to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
- to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.
The Book of Nod is the most famous of these apocryphal, prophetic texts. Believed by many to be the story of Caine, it for-casts a bleak future for all his offspring, but is it true? Is it an accurate depiction of events to come? History has shown an endless stream of fortune tellers and prognosticators who claim to be able to predict the the outcome of future events, but in the modern era, most were exposed as frauds.
Our individual histories are the end product in innumerable, interconnected events that together, create the reality we find ourselves in. The myriad of factors that dictate an individuals life can be very difficult to trace, and accurately describe, so is it even possible that someone could have the forsight to predict the eventual fate of the children of Caine?
The fates of a handful of people people ultimately dictate the fate of untold billions. This is the result of the simple progression of time. Everything you see is a result of the actions a a few.
The fates of two ancient hunters, one from the Pacific Northwest, born on the cold islands hundreds of years before the birth of English as a language, and the other from the Indus River Valley are tied to a sorcerers that was the wife of the most powerful man in the world not once but twice, a Greek philosopher and Mathematician, and his friend an ancient Priest-king, all murdered by friends, are intertwined in ways that have effects that echo throughout the ages.