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The flail the Pharaoh holds does not represent "whipping" in ancient Egypt. The crook is used by the shepherd with his sheep, but the flail is actually used to beat the grain so you can get at the edible parts. I think the whips we see in the Druidcraft are about that. It is part of the process we have to use to have food. In the Bible there are references to "separating the chaff from the wheat" and "winnowing grain". The flail is part of these processes, as are baskets where wheat is tossed so the chaff blows away, (one way of winnowing) and then there's the grinding of the wheat, by hand or with mill stones....the process it undergoes in becoming useful food is not unlike the process we humans undergo to become spiritualy adept humans.
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