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Cretaceous Cretin Crete
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ CRETACEOUS  id+ CHALK  CHALKY
^u            sc> DENOTES THE THIRD GEOLOGICAL PERIOD
~ CRETE       ISLAND ON A LINE BETWEEN EGYPT AND GREECE
              MAJOR SOURCE OF WESTERN MYTHOLOGY
     WITH ROOTS IN PHOENICIAN LEGENDS
     KNOSSOS or KNOSOS  and GORTYS WERE
     PHENICIAN or PHOENICIAN CITIES
     THEY INTRODUCED THE WORSHIP OF
     ASTARTE AND MOLOCH  probably unrelated to
     ukr MOLOKHO = MILK  or ger MILCH
     THE ISLAND BECAME HELLENIZED BY
     ACHAEANS AND DORIANS BUT IT REMAINS AS A
     SOURCE OF PHOENICIAN LEGENDS OF TALOS
     ITANOS AND THE RIVER JORDANOS  
     sug> JORDAN  sug> JORDANIA
          THEIR LEGENDS COMMENCE WITH see> EUROPA  
~ CRETIN  med> CONGENITAL THYROID DEFICIENCY AND CAUSE
               OF SEVERE MENTAL DEFICIENCY 
  hx> note one proposed etymologic root from 
      OLD FRENCH TERM FROM ALPINE REGION OF SAVOY 
  fr CHRETIEN  = SIMPLE IN SPIRIT
     CRESEM      CREME or CREAM 
  note           alt etymology 
  gr KRETISMOS = LYING from
     KRETIZEIN   TO SPEAK LIKE A CRETAN    
                 implies LYING 
  note INSULTS BETWEEN GREEK ISLANDERS 
  as in CRETIN      LESBIAN       
  sug>  CRETE  sug> LESBOS
  continued see> CHRISTIAN  
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