Babylonians developed pi and worked on the Pythagorean Theorem:
Persians beat Babylonians and created Purim
Persians also gave us cats
Cats don't like snakes (maybe)
St Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland (maybe)
FYI cartoon above is a Celtic pun, "céad" means "first" but without accent "cead" means "leave". As you can infer from context, CAID is an Irish acronym for algebra FOIL system (first, inner, outer, last) and leads to another pun where "caid" means "football"
Kekulé dreamed of a snake biting its tail to develop benzene
Now, you might think that I had a predetermined conclusion and just reverse engineered my argument to fit said conclusion, but that just proves what a heathen you are and Persian cats with Irish snakes are going to get you.