The Lathyrus Azureus: King of Kings
Lathyrus Azurius was a Roman who lived around the Mediterranean Sea. This was during the time of the Second Punic War. He was born in Spain and it is said that he joined the Carthaginians because they needed someone to defeat the Cyrians on their side. Lathyrus was also a doctor. He assisted Marullus during the sack of Rome by Julius Caesar.
When the war ended, Lathyrus helped to rebuild the city and he also negotiated peace between the two warring parties. Lathyrus was very interested in the ways of plants. It was also said that he could talk to snakes. Therefore, if you are a person who is interested in knowing more about plants, then Lathyrus Azurius would be a very good teacher. This was also the period when many innovations took place in medicine and agriculture.
The name of Lathyrus can be derived from the first two letters of the Greek name, Lathyrus. It was also referred to as the Snake Plant, because it yielded a valuable crop for the Romans. The plant was used for medicinal purposes. People considered it as sacred and even considered it as the national plant of Cyrenees.
The ancient Egyptians made use of Lathyrus Azureus for spells and incantations. It is also said that his magic wand caused instant death. It can be assumed, however, that this was not a serious matter and the Egyptian authorities did not feel the need to punish anyone for using his skills for healing and safety. It is known that Lathyrus played an important role in the rise of Cleopatra to power.
Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt, who was at the head of all the other queens during the pharaoh's era. This is the time when she developed a close relationship with Lathyrus. Lathyrus may have offered her eternal life if the Egyptian religion succeeded. The king of the time may have given her the magical wand, which also helped her to seduce the Egyptian god of healing, Apsu. When she became Queen of Egypt, Apsu allowed Lathyrus to live inside the royal fortress where he healed her and became her lover.
Some Egyptian scholars suggest that there are many links between the myths of the Egyptian gods and Lathyrus. Also, Cleopatra often wore a golden necklace, the same one that the Egyptian god Osiris was wearing. It was also said that Lathyrus might have had a hand in the development of writing as we know it today. However, this has still not been proven.
As time went by, when the Romans came and occupied Egypt, they brought along with them the Lathyrus Azureus, the god of medicine. This Lathyrus later became the father of several children. These children were born to a king, according to Egyptian records.
Legend has it that when Lathyrus Azureus was born, he took the place of Osiris, the god of the tombs. Later, when the empire of Rome was dissolved, his descendants took his place as god of the sky and sun. However, when Julius Caesar came back into power, he made it illegal for any temples to be built where the sun and the moon God had resided. This forced Lathyrus to relocate to Mesopotamia, somewhere between Babylon and India. In fact, it is said that he founded learning there, learning astronomy, geology and mathematics.
There are many stories about Lathyrus and how he became the father of several children. Some say that while he was away, his wife, Nutcracker, had an affair with a Taurus hunter named Bacchus. Others say that Lathyrus took the place of the forgotten god of the Egyptians, Anu. Bacchus, in anger, slew Lathyrus and his family.
The Lathyrus Azureus eventually became King Menes of Memphis. It is said that he did this so that he could have a son who would act as a protector of Memphis against the Persians. Another story says that Lathyrus was so protective of his people that he killed his own brother, Darius. He then went on to become the most powerful king in all of Ancient Egypt.
Lathyrus was not a quiet king. He had many disputes with his consuls over the decisions of their kingdoms. However, he always remained on good terms with all of them. There are many myths that surround Lathyrus and the role he played in the ancient Egyptian society. He was a wise king who protected the people of his land and helped guide his people from disaster.