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WHO ARE THE BEDOUINS?

ATB_bedouin11Bedouins are an important part of  Awakening The Beast. Below are excerpts about Bedouin from Wikipedia.

The Bedouin are … predominantly desert-dwelling  Arabian [people]. …most Bedouins have abandoned their nomadic and tribal traditions for modern urban lifestyle, [but] they retain the traditional Bedouin culture  …  several times a year… they gather with other Bedouins to partake in, and learn about, Bedouin traditions [such as] poetry recitation… sword dances…  tent knitting and [playing] Bedouin musical instruments. Traditions like camel riding and camping in the deserts are also popular leisure activities for urbanised Bedouins ….

ATBbedouin-6 [Bedouins have a] hierarchy of loyalties based on [the closeness of the family ties. For example, a Bedouin would be more loyal to his father or brother than he would be to a distant cousin] … The individual family unit …[consists] of three or four adults (a married couple plus siblings or parents) and any number of children. The largest [level] of [social] interactions is the tribe.  [The tribe is] led by a Sheikh (literally, “old man”). The tribe often claims descent from one common ancestor…

Bedouin history

Historically, the Bedouin engaged in nomadic herding, agriculture and sometimes fishing. They also earned income by transporting goods and people across the desert. Scarcity of water and [suitable land for farming and grazing] required them to move constantly. Continue reading

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The Arabian Horse

The Arabian horse plays a prominent part in Awakening the Beast. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia…The Arabian horse … is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds… dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses have spread around the world [through] both war and trade, [and were] used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and strong bones. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse. Continue reading