You’re A Snake in The Grass Who Bellows Like A Cow!

Posted: November 26, 2014 in Articles

The Hittite king Hattusilis had a very successful reign, but he didn’t die happily. You see, he had two children, a son and a daughter, but he wasn’t pleased with them, and therefore, he didn’t want to make either of them king/queen after him. Apparently, the children had listened to unhappy Hittite noblemen, who had turned them against their own father. Hattusilis was going to appoint his nephew as heir instead, but then, right before he died, he changed his mind again; he didn’t like his nephew either. This, according to the king, was his nephew’s mother’s fault; he blamed his sister for his nephew’s poor character.

Then came the best insult we’ve ever heard. Hattusilis called his sister, in “furiously mixed metaphors” a snake in the grass who bellows like a cow. Without a doubt, this is the best insult ever. 😀

And if you’re wondering who Hattusilis’ heir finally was, he chose his other nephew, Mursilis.

Now for some Thanksgiving Day cooking. My contribution is a Cranberry Upside Down Coffee Cake for brunch!

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