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CURRENT
Cretaceous Crete Cretin
~ CRETACEOUS  id+ CHALK like or CHALKY| 
^u            sc> DENOTES THE THIRD GEOLOGICAL PERIOD
~ CRETE       ISLAND ON A LINE BETWEEN EGYPT AND GREECE
              A MAJOR SOURCE OF WESTERN MYTHOLOGY
     WITH ROOTS IN PHOENICIAN LEGENDS
     KNOSSOS or KNOSOS  and GORTYS 
     PHENICIANS or PHOENICIANS INTRODUCED 
     THE WORSHIP OF ASTARTE AND MOLOCH 
     probably unrelated to
     ukr MOLOKHO = MILK  or ger MILCH
     THE ISLAND BECAME HELLENIZED BY
     ACHAEANS AND DORIANS BUT IT REMAINS AS A
     SOURCE OF PHOENICIAN LEGENDS OF TALOS
     ITANOS AND THE RIVER JORDANOS  
     sug> JORDAN  sug> JORDANIA
          THEIR LEGENDS COMMENCE WITH see> EUROPA  
~ CRETIN  id+ | A SEVERELY INTELLECTUALLY DEFFICIENT PERSON  
          id+ | VICTIM OF CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM 
                CAUSING CEREBRAL AND OTHER MALDEVELOPMENTS | 
  etym> complex  the most accepted version points to 
        the French Alpine regions of Savoy 
  hx> adherents to Arianism were judged to be heretics 
      some escaped to Savoy where lack of iodine 
  became teratogenic and gave rise to chidlren 
  stunted of body and mind         sug> THYROID     
  fr CHRETIEN  = SIMPLE IN SPIRIT  sug> TERATOGEN 
     CRESEM      CREME or CREAM    sug> IODINE 
  note           alt etymology 
  gr KRETISMOS   LYING from
     KRETIZEIN   TO SPEAK LIKE A CRETAN    
                 implies LYING 
  note INSULTS BETWEEN GREEK ISLANDERS as per 
       CRETIN poiting to CRETE and 
       LESBIAN           LESBOS
  cont> see> CHRISTIAN          

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