Elisha

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And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tore forty and two children of them.
2 Kings 2:23-24

Elisha (or Eliseus/Alyasa depending on how you translate) was a bald prophet from the Old Testament and the heir to the post of Elijah.[1] He features in both 1 and 2 Kings.

Elisha is a Saint in a number of Churches, and his feast day is the 14th (Julian calendar) of June for the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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Never call anyone a slaphead or the like. Especially near some woods. The local bears might be constipated, and therefore tetchy.

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