One special day, an angel visited Samson's parents before his birth to tell them they would have a son. But the boy was to be raised full of faith, must not drink, and never cut his hair.
Samson grew up to be an exceptionally strong man who's sheer power had never been matched. He became the people's hero.
Samson led his people in times of war. He performed a huge number of remarkable triumphs, one of them being when he defeated a lion in battle with his two bare hands.
He also grew to love the temptations of life such as women, wine, and fame.
His people's enemies did everything they could to find Samson's weakness to no avail. His love of the egoic temptations was clear, which brought them some hope. They devised a plan to approach the most beautiful woman in the land, who in exchange for unbelievable riches, would get close to samson and learn the secret to his power.
Samson quickly feel in deep love with Delilah, the sly temptress. Some believe that Delilah really did love Samson, but got in too deep for her own good. The pressure to fulfil her mission was getting stronger and scarier everyday.
She tried multiple times to trick Samson into spilling his story, but he would make up a new story in response every time.. until one day, falling asleep on her lap while she played with his hair, he caved.
He told her everything. The locks of his long thick hair were the source of his power.
Slowly and calmy, Samson dozed off into a peaceful sleep on the legs of the his one true love. In this moment of weakness, Delilah saw her chance. She cut the locks of his hair one by one in the candlelight.
Samson woke up the next morning being seized. He could no longer fight back.
They took him to their city centre for the people to watch while they gouged out his eyes and chained him to pillars in the temple of Dagon for everyone to mock. They whipped him until he bled and forced him to grind grain day and night.
Slowly, Samson's hair began to grow back, and his strength returned. One day, during a celebration in the temple, he conjured up a plan for revenge. Samson used every bit of power he had, and pulled down the pillars to which he was chained.
The temple collapsed, killing Samson and all the evil doers inside.
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Wanderer. Healer. Chef. Writer. Lover. Admirer of all things magical.