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  1. Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS at |

    Thanks for posting my list! I just wanted to let readers know that I have published a book of lists considered too controversial for advertisers and it includes one that was once posted on this site but later removed. That list is included with the permission of the site owner. If you are curious what is too hot for the web, please see http://www.amazon.com/Banned-Internet-Controversial-Top-Lists/dp/1483934721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364151292&sr=8-2&keywords=Banned+from+the+Internet and http://www.amazon.com/Banned-from-the-Internet-ebook/dp/B00BYUUMBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364151292&sr=8-1&keywords=Banned+from+the+Internet

    Enjoy! ;)

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  2. Mike Giaimo at |

    Lilith seems very interesting to me. I’ve seen her appearance on those two shows but I never knew the background for the character nor the folklore behind her. Honestly I never thought about her when it came to Adam and Eve. But her backstory seems very interesting and well worth researching.

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  3. Joker at |

    I was always under the impression that scandanavian countries were predominantly athiest, not Christian.

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    1. FMH at |

      They are predominantly theist, with lower percentages of Christians than most European countries. They are not really atheist since according to the polls most people have some belief in a higher power.

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      1. Joker at |

        Cool, thanks for the info.

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  4. Tyler at |

    Its always interesting to know the several different speculations of of how the world came upon the start of civilization for women. The entry on Pandora is pretty interesting especially with the fact that she makes a cameo in God of War, a game i have enjoyed in the past.

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    1. Dr. Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS at |

      Dear Tyler,

      Have you played God of War Ascension yet? I bought it, but have been grading midterms and so have not yet had a chance to play that or some of the other games I purchased in March. Just curious how it is?

      Best,

      MZ

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  5. D Morrisnewell at |

    This list was interesting to learn about the various theories of the origins of mankind; woman in particular. I took from this list not only the theories about woman’s origins, but the meaning behind, “Opening Pandora’s Box”. Very interesting indeed :)

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  6. Alexus at |

    The article on the top 10 first women of civilization is really interesting considering I never knew there were different speculations of how the world came upon. Out of all of the women I found Lilith the most interesting because it mentions how she was created the same time as Adam from the story of Adam and Eve.

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  7. Adam Lenhart at |

    I find it curious that every first woman, in some way, draws back to the account of Adam and Eve or Noah, whether on purpose or on accident. It almost sounds like all these other “first women” could be made up stories based on man’s unwillingness to accept the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Of course, others would argue that we cannot really know what is “true.” I merely know that I feel a little more certain in what I know than in what other people believe.

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    1. zentierra at |

      Actually, some of these first-woman accounts/legends predate Eve, meaning that the “Christian” version is among the newest interpretations.

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      1. Adam Lenhart at |

        That could possibly be true, but, since Moses wrote the book of Genesis as dictated to him by God, the question is then when did Moses live and possibly write the book of Genesis as compared to all the other legends out there?

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  8. Chelsea at |

    Dr. Zarzeczny,
    This article was very intriguing and gave me a whole new look on how women came about and evolved. I never really thought of it as how the first woman was actually “discovered” or arose in time. I think the part about Lilith is extremely interesting being that many view Eve as the first woman; however, the idea that Lilith actually came first throws an interesting spin on history.
    Chelsea

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  9. Kenny Janz at |

    This list defiantly gave me a new perspective on the history of women. The 3.2 million year old bones of Lucy are really interesting.

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  10. Jessica Purgert at |

    Attendance for Fri. April 5th.

    To comment along with someone else was saying earlier, these are all very interesting examples of women evolving overtime and makes further theories I have always believed of Eve being the 1st woman. Interesting article, neat points.

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  11. Nate G at |

    I definitely found Lilith to be the most interesting. I had never heard her story before and the idea that she was Adam’s wife before Eve is something that i had no notion about. Is she mentioned in the Bible or anything like that?

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  12. Ryan Kidd at |

    I found the story behind Lilith interesting, I always thought she was more of a demonish figure from the beginning. But know that I know she was supposedly around for the creation of Adam is intriguing!

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  13. Yevgeniy at |

    Ahhh Not one of my favirote top tens, but intersting to know what women were presumed to be the first in our existence. Interesting to know what the truth really is!! We may never know…

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  14. Lindsay B at |

    I am intrigued by the 3.2 million year old skeleton remains of Lucy. Such an amazing, significant discovery of human civilization! I enjoyed reading the article.

    – Lindsay

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  15. Ryan W at |

    After reading your article, Eve is my favorite “first woman” in history. I did find the fossilized skeletal remains of Ardi and the skeleton remains of Lucy to be interesting. These early hominids proved to be some of the first beings of history.

    -Ryan W

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  16. Pandora at |

    I’ve always found the story of Lillith to be interesting. She was cast out of Eden, then she reproduced with demons. The legend goes that her children were born dead and so she went to steal the life out of other children in return. Mothers would sing a lullaby to keep her away. Sometimes she’s portrayed as a succubus instead.

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