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The Great Comet and the Death of Kingsexcerpt:
The profound fears of royalty at the appearance of the comet continued well into the present era.
The third century Christian theologian Origen cites the comet as heralding a change in dynasties.
It was a common "belief that the comet of AD 336 had announced the death of the great emperor Constantine." In connection with the assassination of Julius Caesar, it was said, a comet had appeared in the sky.
On learning of a comet Nero was seized with fear, and chroniclers assure us that a comet preceded the death of the Emperor Macrinus in A.D. 218, and of Attila in A.D. 451.
According to Synesius, writing in the fourth century A.D., a comet means great disaster: "And whenever these comets appear, they are an evil portent, which the diviners and soothsayers appease.
They assuredly foretell public disasters, enslavements of nations, desolations of cities, deaths of kings." ~ read more
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