The 20th day of April today, which means a Happy 420 Day! We’ve pretended to be original, and you judge if we really are. We have approached Year 420 in history and philosophy, which is not directly linked to cannabis, yet they are curious facts however.
Sparta Banned from Olympics in year 420 BC
image source – ZhuZhu
Sparta was banned from 420 BC Olympics for violating a peace treaty. The Olympics was famous for that all wars in Ancient world were to be stopped for the period of games, at least – this is the legend, “as is where is” so to say.
Alexander the Great entered Asia in year 420 AUC
image source – Kosv01
Year 420 AUC – King Alexander III of Macedonia, better known as Alexander the Great, crossed Dardanelles, by that touching his life-time dream – the Asia. Yes, he was a heavy conqueror, great strategist, and the brave warrior leading the army always by himself, never hiding behind the troops. Yet he never wished to destroy all but uniting the cultures of East and West, therefore he was kind-a “peaceful conqueror”.
image source – Develv
And we just could not help ourselves from putting here into this blogpost another historical fact, which is curious beyond imaginable – the so-called Great Kiss, which is on the picture. It may disgust someone (and we respect all opinions) but it is a proven historical fact, and many Ancient sources state, that Alexander the Great kissed passionately a Persian male dancer Bagoas while victory buzz party – the troops were chanting to kiss the winner of dance contest and the King did so.
Stoic Philosophy Founder was born in year 420 AUC
image source – DT Strain Philosophy Blog
Year 420 AUC – Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium was born to this world, the founder of Stoicism philosophy. Stoics are known for their “virtue is the only good”, while the external things like health, wealth and pleasure are not good or bad in themselves. They also stressed on logic and accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain. Quite a 420 Philosophy, I think.
Seneca and Marcus Aurelius are the famous followers of Stoic philosophy:
< BECAUSE a thing seems difficult for you, do not ever think it is impossible for everyone to accomplish > – this is my favourite motivation from Marcus Aurelius, sounds rather four-twentish to me.
< IF one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable > – once said by Seneca, and I wonder if he really baked before saying such yet it is genius.
Flying Croc Simulator – The 420 Weed Game
To support the 420 day we’ve put this game now totally free – no ads, no payment – only pure work of art and a beautiful music soundtrack is also there, and a rather stoner’s gameplay of course. All of it for your pleasure! Hope, you’ll enjoy it in full, and this is our humble tiny contribution into the four-twentish history of cannabis, hahaha.
The weed game is released for Android smartphones, and it is totally free of charge and contains no ads at all – for a limited time. So, take it now, load into your mighty smartphone a true pixel work of art and all the fantasy creatures shall come alive onto your screen animated in this Weed Led Jungle Saga – [ this link ]