Talk:Blemmyes

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History and mythlogyEdit

The keep on AfD was a good result, but the AfD nom is understandable bcz of a fundamental problem: the term is much better known in its mythological/superstitious sense, but it is also a proper historical term. There is a need for disambiguation: there should be two articles, and the degree of confusion exemplified by treating the history buried within the mythology suggests to me that both articles should carry suffixed titles (equal Dab'n), rather than

  1. have a supposedly primary topic lk'd by editors who aren't aware of a second meaning, and thus accept the blue lk Blemmyes or Blemmyae or Blemmys or Blemmy as an indication that the needed article is in place, and
  2. have editors who have become familiar with the existing article count on it to cover whichever sense they are using, not realizing they are instead pointing readers to whichever topic gets designated as primary (the mythological one, i imagine) and in effect hoping those readers to pay attention to the HatNote Dab, when we could assure their getting the more thoro and visible assistance of a Dab page.

Does anyone object to proceeding with this plan?
--Jerzyt 20:25, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Needs more Beja. The German wiki has a list of their known kings. This article has much more. -LlywelynII (talk) 08:45, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

It's arguable that this name should redirect to the Beja page, since it refers to those people. The information it contains about the mythological creatures can be included in the page on that subject. The disambiguation page probably needs to be updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by O.M. Nash (talkcontribs) 20:10, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Reliable Reference NeededEdit

The reference section is links to the mythological creature. There should be some source listed for information on the historical Blemmyes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.229.247.48 (talk) 20:02, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Merging BlemyahEdit

A duplicate Blemyah article was found to exist.
I have been moving content here piecewise, attributed credit to user:Elledani777 in Edit Summary.
Ready now to make Blemyah a redirect. --Kiyoweap (talk) 09:11, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Blemyah has been changed to a redirect to Blemmyes (legendary creatures)Headless men --Kiyoweap (talk) 09:27, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

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