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Like all her other incarnations, Atargatis was served by transgendered and/or eunuch priests and her temples were also brothels (Ishtar would take no offense if you called her the "Whore of Babylon").
Bennington was also a sexual abuse survivor who struggled- really struggled- with substance abuse and depression.
As with his close friend Chris Cornell†, Bennington used his music to channel his inner pain.
On a slightly more ominous note, Linkin Park also lifted the title from Killing Joke's 1986 album Brighter Than a Thousand Suns, which was released on Jeff Buckley's 20th birthday.
Longtime Secret Sun readers understand it's not a real good idea to piss off The Joke.Ask yourself the Passover question: Why is this night different than all other nights?