Ching Shih – From Prostitute to Pirate

Vagabond Traders

Part 2

Zheng Yi and Madame Shih ruled through a “Confederation” which meant that there was not one pirate captain that dominated the other pirates but one could “lead” them on the condition that other pirates agreed and collectively they were so fearsome that they were known as “The wasps of the Sea”

For their honeymoon, the couple sailed to Annam (present day Vietnam) to fight in the ongoing Tay Son rebellion which was led by three brothers to end the Le and Trinh dynasties (1771 to 1801). The call to arms of the Tay Son was “seize the property of the rich and distribute it to the poor.” An Eastern version of Robin Hood if you like. It is still debatable how much loot was redistributed to the poor

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In each village the Tay Son seized, oppressive landlords and scholar-officials were punished and their property redistributed to…

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Ching Shih – From Prostitute to Pirate

Vagabond Traders

Part 1

Female pirates were raiding and pillaging in huge numbers on the seven seas predominantly from the thirteen hundreds with memorable women such as Anne Bonny, Jeanne de Clisson and Jacquotte Delahaye leading the way but there was one woman who reigned above them all

Madame Shih, as she was originally known*, was born in 1775 ** and earned her living on floating brothels called Flower Boats in Canton, (Guangzhou) China

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The Chinese officials tolerated this form of prostitution on the Huafang boats as long as it stayed on the Pearl River and off land and that they paid their prostitution taxes. This suited everybody as the river was 2,400 kilometers long and everybody could make money; from the water people known as the Tanka who earned their living fishing, to the Dan boat owners with their prostitutes all the way down to sailors and pirates making a call…

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Elation for Yoga and fashion!

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Presenting Nazim Artist’s painting entitled, Elation! I have translated this image to my Celeste Yarnall VIDA Wearable Art Boutique with several styles including our new Yoga/capri pants and Racerback top (front and back view shown) as…

Egyptian Goddess YOGA clothing

I have just added to my Celeste Yarnall VIDA Wearable Art webshop our new Yoga-Wear with lovely Yoga/Capri pants, a Racerback top and a new Multi-wear Wrap in the Egyptian Goddess artwork. All inspired by my Huband Nazim’s and my … Continue reading

God(s)

This is a very interesting blog and I hope the author will one day read Zechariah Sitchin’s 12th Planet where it becomes clear that the Anunakki are the ones the Egyptian’s emulated as they seem to have come first and we know this from the Sumerian’s who have written about them thoroughly and shed much light on “those who came down”. I too like Ralph Ellis’s writing bu they all send me back to Sitchin in the long run whose translations seem most accurate. In any event they are certainly worth the read and I have read them all several times and had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing him do one of his famous lectures, live.

secretsoftheserpent

What is a god? Gods are all over the myths world-wide. If you ask me we are all gods and goddesses, but this world is all about you not knowing you are divine. Even for those of you that are “awake” this may come as a surprise. If you have read my previous work you know who I am about to reveal, but at least know you will know where I get my conclusions. This post will mainly be about the monotheistic god, but I will touch on the religions with multiple gods too. Everything in our modern world comes out of Egypt(which goes back to Atlantis) and god(s) is no exception.

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An amazing Goddess figurine find that just might re-write history!

 News Release Two very well preserved, 8 thousand years old stone figurines depicting naked women were discovered by Polish archaeologists during this year’s excavations in one of the oldest cities in the world – Çatalhöyük in Turkey.   “Both figurines … Continue reading