AVENTINE HILL

edited and reblogged, check time stamp.

Thought Uncommon

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I have been living here for going on 6 years.  The rent is much cheaper than the surrounding area but, it has trouble keeping tenants here.  All the old cool people have moved out and the new ones are lame.

Rome was built on 7 hills and the last hill was Aventine hill.  Remus lived on Aventine hill.  Apparently part of the reason that his brother Romulus was chosen to be the first king of Rome was because of the “inauspicious birds” on Aventine.  These birds were bad omens, carrion birds, harbingers of death, crows, ravens, vultures, owls.  Part of the reason they were there is possibly because the hill was used as a dump, like the valley of Gehenna.

Interestingly, these bad omens are also associated with wisdom.  There is no wisdom without sacrifice and all of these birds are associated with wisdom.  Should Remus have been the first…

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