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The Taming of the Lions

The Taming of the Lions Some slaves engaged by the privileged royalty To tame a lion as we tamed dogs and cats. Tamed lions were kept in temples for worship When died mummified and kept as a solar symbol. They’re feed on beef and lived in domed structures With a space to roam in. While eating the flesh of oxen, like Kings, Had the privilege to hear a song in Egyptian lingo. Tamed and kept as pets But only by the royal persons Considered to be blessed by Roman gods. It is said of a great magician who could make Lion walk behind him with its leash on the ground Ramses’s tamed lioness went with him to battle And was named “Slayer of his enemies”. Many of the royalties like RamsesIII, Tutankhmen and the first Pharaoh Aha Kept lions as pet and power of strength. In Phoenicia and Mesopotamia lions were worshipped And held sacred and had the virtue Never to harm anyone except when hungry. Haile Sellasie called him “The Lion of Judah.
================================== Dec.11, 2013 Dr. Ram Mehta Honorable Mention Contest: Ancient Egypt by Isaiah

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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:32:00 AM

    A well deserved win Dr Ram, Congrats.....Roger

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 5:39:00 PM

    congrats on a fine win Dr Ram

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:46:00 PM

    powerful and informative . Having seen lions in the wild, it is amazing to think that they could be tamed, but of course there are several historical references that support your work.. .This is an interesting read.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 2:43:00 PM

    Gee Ram. I never heard of lions becoming companions to man. I researched a little on Haile Sellasie and The Lion of Judah. He thought a lot of himself, yes? Wonderful rendition of such an interesting subject. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:44:00 PM

    An excellent post..Always my pleasure to read your verses...Charma

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:54:00 AM

    Awesome work!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:07:00 AM

    Great work..Reads like a winner if for the contest..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 6:59:00 PM

    A beautifully visual poem nicely done, great job here my friend. Very historic write. cheri and thanks for your comment on ohio state santa clause.

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:34:00 PM

    Brilliantly written Dr. Ram. Awesome information! My Best, chuck

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:21:00 PM

    hi Ram I like this pen a lot of interesting info too, well penned Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:36:00 PM

    Lots of facts here! was this for the contest on Egypt?

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 1:05:00 PM

    my Lion of Judah is a jewish carpender.

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 9:21:00 AM

    good knowledge on the subject Ram , I enjoy this one xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:41:00 AM

    The idea of going into battle with a lion at your side....I love it! Great write!

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:25:00 AM

    Nicely written piece with many encyclopedic info in it, Ram! I wish the best of results!. 7 G.

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:26:00 AM

    A diamond of knowledge! Thank you Dr. Ram!