From Ancient Societies
Nabatean: Open Hand, Closed Fist
Motto: Open hand, Closed fist.
Spilling out from the great city of Petra in modern-day Jordan, the Nabateans spread far and wide across the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean. A powerful trading culture, they also were famous for their quickness to strike back when threatened, even against insurmountable odds.
The Nabateans were the powerful trading empire that linked together Rome, Persia, Arabia and Egypt. They were also famous for their fierce warrior ethic.Caravans and raiding parties alike would ride out from the center of the Nabatean culture, the great rock city of Petra.
- Name: The Nabatean Kingdom
- Continent: Asia/Levant & Arabia
- Time Period: 300 BCE – 500 CE
- Succeeded/Conquered By: Roman Empire, Qahtani Arabs
- Currently: Jordan
As the linchpin of commerce in one of the most dangerous parts of the world, the Nabateans believed in striking first before their enemies could. Never cross a Nabatean – or your negotiation could easily end in bloodshed.
While I’m not telling you to go out and knife anyone who disagrees with you, I am saying that you can learn from these Nabateans about self-reliance and self-defense.
Ancient Societies credit: http://www.ancientsocieties.com/the-nabateans-open-hand-closed-fist/
All lessons related to the Nabatean Line: http://www.ancientsocieties.com/recap-nabatean/
Endgame Player: Maccabee Adlai