Ancient Libyan Mosaic of Aristippus
A Mosasic from Cyrene, Libya of possibly Aristippus slaying a Minotaur
|Last Appearance||soon after|
|Friends||Mosey, FSM, Pirates|
The great prophet Aristippus, the One True Heir to the prophet Mosey, was born in the port city of Cyrene, Libya, to a local farmer, who raised him to follow in his footsteps. Aristippus, however, could not function in normal society, being plagued with epileptic fits that constantly ostracized him from the community. His other grave error was making his sauce too salty and full of polycarbonationitrogeniouos stuff.
At the age of ten, Aristippus was part of a miracle performed by the pirate Mosey, who had just arrived in Cyrene and was preaching the good news of the FSM. As a sign, Mosey touched the boy's head with some wet noodles that had been dipped in sauce blessed through the FSM; Aristippus's epilepsy never returned. He soon became a devout follower of the pirate, inspiring the people to rise up against the Ruler when next he came to Cyrene. At nearly all of his religion's greatest moments, Aristippus was there.
When Mosey went up to the top of Mt. Nafusa to receive the Word from the FSM, Aristippus was there, keeping the people calm with words of wisdom. When it came time for Mosey to buy a missionary vessel, Aristippus selected the one they would use, even christening it Lasagne. After 12 years at sea, Aristippus was one of those who survived the attack on the Pastafarian vessel, soon becoming the spiritual leader of this group of people as well.
After composing a number of prayers to the FSM, Aristippus led his people off the shores of the Mediterranean and into what is now Saudi Arabia, wandering through the desert and most of Iran for 47 years until they finally reached the foot of the Himalayas, at which point they began to build the holy city of Hanuwumdra.
In AD 26 (Pastafarian Year 101), at the ripe old age of 123, after having completed the directing of the building of Hanuwumdra, and having composed over 500 hymns and prayers since the burning of the Lasagne, Aristippus died, promising on his deathbed:
- "A Chosen Linguini shall come... indeed, he is coming, very soon... and the noodly appendage of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will guide him always... and you shall know him when he comes... and his name shall be--"
At that moment, Aristippus died, leaving his prophecy unfinished. To this day, most sects of Pastafarianism await the time of this Chosen Linguini, hoping they will know him when he comes. Another sect, however, believes that he has already come and gone, in the personage of one of the religion's most famous disciples: Ishmali Camuwundra.