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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Otis The Wolf, parts 1066 - 1069


1066. Wolf history is remarkably consistent and unvaried over the years. They record episodes of epidemic outbreaks often parallel to human history, and obviously the wolves suffered decreased numbers tandem with human periods of famine.


1067. Only one historical crisis stands out in their annals: Constantine’s conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity. The wolves had struggled for years with the growing popularity of the new cult but its adoption as the state religion was the watershed moment in their history.


1068. The adoption of Christianity did not in itself cause their great northern migration, but it drastically accelerated it. Today there are none of the original pagan wolves in Southern Europe, the pure breed can only be found in the north.


1069. The original Roman wolves were especially sensitive to Greco-Roman culture. They did not consider Romulus and Remus to be the founders of Rome, on the contrary, they credited that accomplishment to themselves alone, since without the wolf there would have been no Rome.

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