Thursday, April 11, 2013

Javelin




Many old Egyptian paintings, carvings, and hieroglyphs depict a picture of various beings throwing javelins. 
Javelins have been used by many countries, through different cultures, and though they have many names, they are still the same thing.  

 The Javelin is even still used today, though as a sport rather than a weapon.  What they are used for has changed, but not the how.  The Javelin is a throwing weapon, a long pole with a spear on the tip.  





*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.

30 comments:

  1. I would never be able to chuck the javelin. I throw like a girl.

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    1. LOL I haven't tried. Though I really want to!

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  2. The Javelin throw...involves a bit of angles and speed!!

    Kriti

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    1. Well I had to mention a few familiar ones! :) Haha

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  4. I like the appearance of your blog! Simple bordering on the elegant! I also like your "random" topics. This "place" feels good to me.
    Mary at Mary A to Z

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  5. Have you ever thought about including some additional facts, like weight/heft, material? I find myself wondering about those things. You have prompted many a google search….

    Lyre at Lyre's Musings

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    1. Definitely. These posts were originally going to be quite a bit longer with lots more information. But being a co-host, a writer getting ready to publish her first book, with a full time job, on top of having a brain tumor and jaw surgery to worry about, it didn't happen.

      If people want, I will be glad to do follow up posts on each weapon with more links and info!

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  6. an bloody keyboard soz!! its an interesting post!!!

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  7. I'm more familiar with the Greek javelin than the Egyptian, but I guess both have the connection to hunting and war. Since these weapons were about the same length as the person hurling them, I was always impressed by anyone capable of doing that. I'm like A Daft Scot Lass, I throw, but it's very girly.

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    1. Pretty much, used for the same thing. Haha I really want to try one now. :)

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  8. I tried throwing a javelin once in high school track and failed miserably. It is not easy, that is for sure!

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  9. I had no idea the javelin was so old. Interesting.

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  10. Javelins are not something we see much today, except on the sports field. Great 'J' word.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. A lot of these weapons are not scene anymore. :/ Thank you!

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  11. Sometimes I wish I had a javelin...especially in traffic. Jennifer a.k.a. Urban Gypsy Girl

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  12. YAY! I actually enjoy the Javelin when I'm watching the Olympics. I don't watch sports other than the Olympics. But when it's on (winter or summer), it's like an addiction for me. I try to watch every single sport. I suddenly become a sports addict for two weeks. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL I do try to not the Olympics. Sadly I just am really not into most of the sports. I do however try to watch the Javelin part of it. :)

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  13. I am not into weapons per se, but I love the theme you have chosen.
    Javelin, of course, means only the Olympic event to someone like me :-)

    Thank you for stopping by.
    Coffee Rings Everywhere

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    1. Thank you so much! I LOVE weapons!

      You are most welcome. And right back at ya!

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  14. What a fun post! I love the medieval period.

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