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91. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... order of the crowns worn by terrestrial kings. Divorced from the crown of the Universal Monarch, the headdress of the local king becomes a meaningless artifact. Whatever powers the crown may possess, they derive from the cosmic prototype. Fundamentally, the crown is an enclosing band. The most important component of the Egyptian crown was the gold headband, while the great god was "Master of the Head-Band." (56) The Sumerian word for crown, uku, means "great band." (57) In the classical etymologies reviewed by Onians the "crown" possesses the concrete meaning of a "circle" or "band" enclosing a god or a man. (58) When the Egyptian priests placed the sacred band on the head of the king, deeming him the regent of the sun-god Re, they were guided by the image of the great god himself, whose hieroglyphic was, showing the sun-god in the circle of the Aten. Thus, in the Theban ritual, the gods Horus and Set say to the new king, " ...
92. The Hermes Connection [Aeon Journal $]
... of bright circle or spiral. And, furthermore, through this same extension, hydrargyros (quicksilver) would have the meaning of silvery water circle or spiral, which contains the essential ingredient pertaining to the early mythos of Hermes as the persona of the Polar Column. The Myth It is said of Hermes that "his attributes are the most complex and varied of those of any of the major gods." (20) Disregarding his exploits for the moment-- of which many are similar to those of Hercules-- the etymologies of the name Hermes which have been proposed are equally varied: Some suggest a connection with the Vedic Sarameya, derived from Sarama, god of the storm or of the dawn; others relate Hermes to a Greek word which conveys the idea of movement; still others-- thinking of the early representation of the god-- suggest the word for 'stone' or 'rock,' and also the verb which means 'to protect.' (21) I'd be inclined to say all of the above, but far and away ...
93. Velikovsky and Oedipus [Aeon Journal $]
... . (141) The most famous example of this motive in Greek mythology is the spring of Ares, said to have been located beneath the dwelling of the Theban Kadmos. Troizen tradition likewise preserved memory of a spring of Heracles situated beneath the dwelling of Hippolytus. The spring of Oedipus, in our opinion, is analogous to the springs of Ares and Heracles and commemorates the intimate relationship of the planet Mars with the World Pillar. It is the polar location of Mars, in our opinion, which holds the key to the etymology of the name Oedipus. For in addition to the imagery of the spring/fountain, the World Pillar also appears as the god's single-leg. Is it possible that Oedipus received his name from the fact that the planet Mars was associated with the Pillar/leg of Saturn? More than ten years ago David Talbott published his claim that Mars, positioned at the apex of the cosmic mountain, represented the lower limbs of the Saturnian god: "As a figure of the polar mountain, Mars signifies the 'trunk' or 'lower ...
94. Greek History Begins in the Sixth Century B.C. [Aeon Journal $]
... within reach, still halfway covered by the mythical and fabulous shadows. It is only now that the Bright Age of Greece, actual Greek history, begins. The so-called 'Archaic Age of Greece' therefore lasted not much longer than some hundred years. Consequently, the social and political history of early Greece developed in a much faster way as generally considered. Even reports about the legendary legislator of Athens, Solon (conventionally dated between 640 and 520 B.C.), still require careful separation between fabulous and historical content. For his etymologically remarkable name could indicate an interrelation with obvious astral deities/lawgivers such as Lycurgos and Dracon. (73) Chronographical research has shown that the time-reckoning of Greek states and city-states according to annual dates (horography), which was still unknown to Herodotus and Thucydides, begins not until the middle of the fifth century B.C. Here, then, a strong motivation is to be found, driven by sentiments of local patriotisms "to vindicate one's own city an old as possible and distinguished foundation." (74) It was ...
95. Sothis and the Morning Star in the Pyramid Texts [Aeon Journal $]
... E. Cochrane, "The Death of Heracles," AEON II:5 (1992), pp. 64-65. 109. K. Tallqvist, op. cit. 110. O. Neugebauer& R. Parker, op. cit., Vol. I, p. 24. 111. The most informative treatment of this motive is that of D. Talbott, "The Ship of Heaven," AEON I:3 (1988), pp. 57-97. 112. M. Gilula, "An Egyptian Etymology of the Name of Horus?," JEA (1978), p. 264. Spell 148 of the Coffin Texts, similarly, has Isis say of Horus: "I ask that you shall be always in the suite of Re of the horizon in the prow of the primeval bark for ever and ever." 113. 1209. Quoted from T. Allen, op. cit., p. 38. 114. 633, 1637. Quoted from T. Allen, op. cit., p. ...
96. "Worlds in Collision": Reviews and Reviewers [Aeon Journal $]
... and his volume "full of preposterous prevarication." Like Garrison and Stewart, Erasmus also wondered why "all this hysterical acclaim for a book so far below the standard expected hitherto of all historical and scientific books?" The answer is very simple-- and very distressing. The book claims to prove scientifically and historically some of the more preposterous of the Old Testament miracles...To "prove" them, [Velikovsky deliberately rejects or readates or rearranges many facts of history and astronomy, and what he does to and with etymology, anthropology and folklore is sheer prostitution of these sciences... "Worlds in Collision" is a natural for today. It is Buck Rogers out of Fundamentalism. It "proves" the Bible miracles "scientifically." Well, it is certainly a big enough lie to stretch even the already distended gullets of the credulous Science-Fiction thrill seekers and miracle swallowers. I hope they choke. Seriously, and hopefully, however, this book's publication may be a good thing, after all. It has emetic value [Paragraphing ...
97. Mars Gods of the New World [Aeon Journal $]
... . 40. 62. E. Hunt, op. cit., pp. 144-145. 63. Ibid. 64. E. Cochrane, "On Mars and Pestilence," AEON III:4 (1994), pp. 59-79. 65. F. Kugler, Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babel (Munster, 1935), p. 304. 66. Ibid. 67. W. Roscher, "Mars", RLM (Hildesheim, 1965), pp. 2437-2438. 68. J. Pokorny, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Worterbuch (Bern, 1959), p. 735. 69. M. William, Sanskrit Dictionary (Oxford, 1872), p. 748. 70. Ibid., p. 772. 71. E. Budge, An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary (N. Y., 1978), p. 314. 72. A. Bomhard, Toward Proto-Nostratic (Philadelphia, 1984), p. 273. 73. F. Delitsche, Assyrische Handworterbuch (Leipzig, 1896), p. 426. 74. ...
98. Janus: Corrigenda et Addenda [Aeon Journal $]
... the god linked the created elements together by encircling the "sky...round about them." (16) It is therefore understandable that, like the Saturnian deities of other nations, Janus was considered a "god of beginnings" (17) and "ascribed...an essential role in the creation of the world." (18) As Janus Pater, he was revered as the father of the gods (19) and god of gods. (20) THE NAME JANUS According to Cook, the "most probable etymology" of the name Janus is derived from a series of related names. Thus he tells us that: "Corresponding with the series Diviana Diana Iana we have the series Divianus Dianus Ianus. Ianus, therefore, can be legitimately connected with dius (for diuios), a word familiar to us in the phrase sub dio, 'under the open sky'." (21) This derivation has been picked up and repeated by other scholars (22) but, to me, it seems more likely that the name Janus ...
99. Martian Meteorites in Ancient Myth and Modern Science [Aeon Journal $]
... lest he should destroy them. Under the name of Mahadeva he is said to slay cattle...His hosts, which attack man and beast with disease and death receive the bloody entrails of the victim...as their peculiar share of the sacrifice." (93) Who or what, then, is Rudra? As the red boar of heaven, Rudra is to be identified with the planet Mars. His very name reflects his color-- unique among the planets and relatively rare among prominent celestial bodies-- the most likely etymology tracing it to an ancient word for "red" or "ruddy". (94) As I have documented elsewhere, numerous ancient gods identified with Mars were named with a word signifying "red". Here the Celtic war-god Rudiobus offers a case in point, identified by the ancients with the Latin god Mars and sharing a root in common with Rudra. (95) It is also noteworthy that Rudra's darts are specifically associated with the death of cattle, the very calamity associated with Martian meteorites in Babylonian omens. ...
100. The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika [Aeon Journal $]
... forethought" but, according to Graves, the name may really have originated "in a Greek misunderstanding of the Sanskrit word pramantha, the swastika, or fire-drill, which he had supposedly invented, since Zeus Prometheus at Thurii was shown holding a fire-drill". (2) Arthur Cook, on the other hand, is of the opinion that, "strictly speaking," the name Prometheus cannot be regarded "as the phonetic equivalent of pramantha", and adds that "it is only by invoking the uncertain aid of popular etymology that we are enabled to set the two side by side". (3) Moreover, what Graves calls Zeus Prometheus is actually Zeus Promantheus, whom Cook does tie in with the Sanskrit pramantha, thus strengthening his belief that Zeus is to be, inter alia, considered as a god of the fire-drill. (4) Coins from Knossos showing a star-like, or sun-like, rosette in the center of the swastika. In the meantime, a hero named Pramanthu appears, with his brother Manthu, in the Bhagavata Purana ...
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