People who know me might be aware that my alias is Mallorick79. The thing with mysterious names is they hold many secrets. Sorry to disappoint, as far as I know, ‘Mallorick’ has none. It’s just a cool name, simple as that, and I “think” I invented that name – at the time of creation, there was only 1 google entry, and there is still less than a page of results, half belonging to me. However, the ’79’ has a lot more depth to it.

7 is a lucky number, and 9 can be written as 3 + 3 + 3, and everyone knows how important 3 is in certain branches of mathematics. Simple as that.

*Smirks* As if anyone would buy that. I certainly wouldn’t. Seriously, there is a great reason why I chose those digits.

I made a startling observation during the Egyptian unit of the Ancient History course offered in grade 11 and rather that tell you, I’ll show you.

Now for a little background information on the crook and flail:

The Crook and Flail,the symbols of divine authority, were carried by Egyptian Pharaohs in State ceremonies. The flail symbolised the Pharaoh’s role as provider of food for his people and the crook symbolised his role as the shepherd of his people. Both the crook and flail also served to associate the Pharaohs with Osiris, as they are Orisis’ emblems.

Osiris was the ancient Egyptians’ god of life and death, and one of the oldest Gods for whom records have survived (dating as far back as 2400 B.C.) Osiris was not only the redeemer and merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River. Quite the mighty man, eh.

As for the tools themselves, the crook and flail are Shepherd’s tools – one of the epithets of Osiris was “Good shepherd.”, and originally belonged to a minor agricultural deity, Anedijti, but were later assimilated into Osiris.

By now, you guys are probably thinking I have a head the size of our planet, right? No I don’t mean it in a sense that I am godlike; but clearly 79 is tied to powerful objects, so I figured 79 would be a “cool” and powerful number to have:)