Mankind Decoded reveals the gripping story of how 12 surprising forces shaped human civilization and helped make us who we are today. Lust for Luxury depicts the hunger of ordinary people for the luxuries of the rich, and how this has impacted history, from the obsession with silk to the fall of Constantinople and the industrial revolution.

Mankind Decoded - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-26

Mankind Decoded - Sulis - Netflix

In localised Celtic polytheism practised in Britain, Sulis was a deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath (now in Somerset). She was worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva, whose votive objects and inscribed lead tablets suggest that she was conceived of both as a nourishing, life-giving mother goddess, and as an effective agent of curses wished by her votaries.

Mankind Decoded - Etymology - Netflix

The exact meaning of the name Sulis is still a matter of debate among linguists, but one possibility is “Eye/Vision”, cognate with Old Irish súil “eye, gap”, perhaps derived from a Proto-Celtic word sūli- which may be related to various Indo-European words for “sun” (cf. Homeric Greek ηέλιος, Sanskrit sūryah “sun”, from Proto-Indo-European suh2lio-).

Mankind Decoded - References - Netflix