Cleopatra was a human goddess to her people. She claimed to be the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess, Isis.

Her images suggest that she was a beauty, but whether or not that was true, what really made Cleopatra attractive was her wit, her charm, the sweetness of her voice and her talent for making herself agreeable. She used these assets to influence and control the most powerful men of the Western world.

Cleopatra, it seems, was a control freak to the extent that she ultimately decided for herself how, when and where her death would come. She chose asps, the Egyptian symbol of royalty to deliver her on her journey to join her beloved Mark Anthony in the afterlife. And so we say farewell to Cleopatra, Pharaoh, Goddess, Seducer. 

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