Earth, Abides by George R. Stewart from 1949. In a lot of ways it is the link between plague narratives of the past and those of the modern era. Stewart was a professor of English at UC Berkeley and also wrote a solid book on the Donner party Ordeal by Hunger. Read more
my tactic was to answer and ask the name of the company they are calling from.. at which point they would hang up. I am not sure what the words I would need to say to get them to stay on the line are.
yes is the case with many cultures, however - World History/ Great Books/ Drama/ Art History/ Geography/ Lit/ Western Civ (at least when I was in school) was taught/focused on ; Mesopotamia - Egypt - Greece - Rome - Spain - France/England - USA ... with options for Asia, Africa, South America and the Indian… Read more
TL;DR most people don’t know anything about the Nordic people, their history, arts, lifestyle and culture.
Unless things have changed since I was in school in the 80s and 90s Nordic history, mythology and culture is totally MIA. Sure there might be a few places with large population of people of Nordic descent where… Read more
there are people who worship Odin out there, many are in black metal bands ;)
and if ‘dead’ religions are open for use then I would assume that the religion of the Inca and the Aztec are fair game...?