alcaldemb Posted August 14, 2004 Share Posted August 14, 2004 Those of us who have watched Star Wars episodes 4-6, I am assuming all of us have, should know that the Empire was a reference to the Nazis. Palpatine's name was taken from the Palatine hill, which was the location of the Roman imperial palace. What many people may not know is the Sith name might be taken from the Scythians. If one looks at Korribans location it is to the East on the galactic map, also Herodotus (spelling) called the Scythians the Scyth in his writings. For those unfamiliar with the Scythians they were a nomadic culture which spawned the Sarmatian, Hun, Khazar, and Mongolian empires. They lived on the steppe, which is barren compared to Western Europe, and part of their region, the Caucaus mountains, can be very jagged. Korriban was a mountainous and relatively barren world. Plus while the Valley of the Sith can be related to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the Scythians also practised similiar burial rituals ie burrying a leader with his possesions, and on occasion significant others. Just a thought. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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