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21. Hereditary Monarchy in Assyria and the Assyrian Kinglist [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... ," "son," and "brother" (abu, p1. abbu; maru, ahu). (11) We must emphasize that these terms in such short inscriptions are usually very significant. The Etymology of "Father" Let us begin our etymological research concerning the Akkadian word for father by considering the English words. Although you may at first consider this absurd, you will soon see it is quite instructive. (13) We quote in full the current English meanings for the word father from our dictionary ... We shall presently consider these terms, "father," "son," and "brother" (abu, p1. abbu; maru, ahu). (11) We must emphasize that these terms in such short inscriptions are usually very significant. The Etymology of "Father" Let us begin our etymological research concerning the Akkadian word for father by considering the English words. Although you may at first consider this absurd, you will soon see it is quite instructive. (13) We quote in full the current ...
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22. Child of Saturn (Part I) [Kronos $]
... Assyro-Babylonian Anu, and the Sumerian Anu or An. Like Janus and Uranus, whose names contain the same root, these deities have all been identified, often by the ancients themselves, as personifications of the sky or heaven. This association with the sky was not etymological. As David Talbott has shown, it was a visual one.(10) Moreover, although this slight diversion is not exactly germane to the argument at hand, this association arose in later times when descriptions of the phenomenon for which these deities had once ... Divanus. A third hypothesis suggests a form Jana, sometimes employed for Diana, of which the root dius or dium evokes the idea of the luminous sky."(5) A. B. Cook put it simply when he stated that "the most probable etymology of [Janus'name," corresponding with the series Diviana, Diana, Iana, can be traced through Divianus, Dianus, Janus.(6) He concluded that: "Ianus [the same as Janus, therefore, can be legitimately connected with ...
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... . That the cosmic egg was a "star" can also be verified through Dogon lore where the star in question is called po, translated as Digitaria, (14) concerning which it is said that "po tolo, 'Digitaria star', has a hidden etymological derivation from polo to, 'profound beginning'." (15) It is also said that: The latter [i.e., po/Digitaria lies at the origin of things. 'God created Digitaria before any other star'. It is the 'egg of ... the picture, but it is one which leads, finally, to the decisive insight. Differing from those of Aratus and from Ptolemy, it counts Canopus [Suhayl in the constellation Eridanus [which borders on Argo instead of Argo...Eridanus, lacking a decent Greek etymology, finds a reasonable derivation from Eridu, as was proposed by Kugler, Eridu being the seat of Enki-Ea... (20) Thus Ea was known as the Lord of Eridu, (21) a sacred city that was mythologically identified with the constellation ...
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24. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Aeon Journal $]
... . [99 A. Cook, op. cit., pp. 317-323. [100 O. Montelius, "The Sun God's Axe and Thor's Hammer," Folklore 21 (1910), p. 70. [101 J. de Vries, Altnordisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (Leiden, 1977), p. 390. [102 P. Cate, "The Hittite Storm God: his Role and his Rule According to Hittite Cuneiform Sources," in D. Meijer, Natural Phenomena (Amsterdam, 1992), pp ... marksman forms a recurring theme in ancient Indian lore. The scholar that has done the most to elucidate its mythical significance is Ananda Coomaraswamy, who notes that a wealth of symbolism pertaining to the axis mundi surrounds the unerring marksman (Sanskrit akkhana-vedhin). As to the etymology of the phrase, Coomaraswamy writes as follows: "The etymology of the word akkhana has been disputed: as PTS remarks, 'We should expect either an etym. bearing on the meaning 'hitting the center of the target' [i.e., its 'eye' ...
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25. Apollo and the Planet Mars [Aeon Journal $]
... , but who, accordingly, also has the power of curing them." (29) A stour relates the name Maras to the Akkadian marsu and Ugaritic mrs, words meaning "disease". We, however, would not be surprised if there was some etymological connection between the Amoritic Maras and the Latin name Mars. The Mouse God Besides their mutual propensity for causing pestilence, Mars and Apollo shared at least one epithet. The name Isminthians is one of the Latin god's earliest attested epithets, reflecting that god's relation to ... leader of the solar school of mythology and firm believer in the solar nature of Apollo, observed: "The ancients derived Apollon from apollonai in the sense of destroyer... Phonetically there is nothing to be said against it. But we cannot decide on an etymology by means of phonetic laws only. The meaning also has a right to be considered. Now we have no right to say that from the beginning Apollon was a destructive god." (7) With this declaration the clear testimony of Homer and Aeschylus was ...
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... I would add the sense of the "break" in a linear sequence, which is the effect of both the comma and the coma (comet). Mark Newbrook: IS THIS MEANT SERIOUSLY? A DOUBLE MEANING FOR comma (ON WHAT EVIDENCE) AND AN ETYMOLOGICAL LINK WITH coma/comet (DITTO)? Not a "double" meaning. A triple meaning (for starters), which I interpret as a reflection of broader semantic relationships than generally imagined. If my underlying assumption is correct we should find many instances ... "first condition", the earliest-remembered time and the concepts which it inspired. These integrated concepts were reflected in written language at its inception and, as a whole, they cannot be understood apart from the Saturn model. Prior assumptions of historians, anthropologists, and etymologists cannot account for the complex of meanings attached to those ancient words describing the primeval condition, the age of Saturn. Keeping to the most fundamental concepts, here are some of the archetypal themes one might explore in relation to the language of the First Time: ...
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... . It is obvious that this belief arose due to the fact that the Sun, in Hebrew, is called shemesh, which is the same as Shamash. Since, originally, Shamash was Saturn rather than the Sun, the connection between Chemosh and Shamash, despite etymological rules, is retained. At some future date I shall present additional evidence in favor of this identification. In closing, I would like to ask Danino what "abundant records are against [my views"? Where are these "many records" that " ... ?(49) Does this not lead to the added conclusion that the Molochian congregation would also have tasted the flesh? VII I did commit one error in my original paper- but it is not one that Danino noticed. I stated there that "Chemosh is etymologically the same as Shamash".(50) As it has been brought to my attention, this is not so. The sound of the letter shiyn (SH as in Shamash) could not etymologically have changed into kaph (K as in Kemosh). ...
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28. The River of Ocean [SIS C&C Review $]
... runs the gamut from Oceania to Mesopotamia. In the 'Genealogies of the Gods' of Tahiti this celestial sea was the domain of a deity named Rua. Among other epithets, this god was known as Rua-of-the-ocean-in-the-sky [47. Despite the objections that might be raised by etymologists, we shall note the similarity between the name of this Tahitian god, Rua, and that of the Egyptian Ra whom we have already seen identified as a personification of Saturn. That divine names fit a linguistic pattern outside the artificial constraints erected by etymologists is ... , we also recognise the same principle contained in the myths of the Cosmic Egg to which we paid but passing heed above. Of course, if Olorun was the equivalent of Uranus, he could not have been the sky. As I have indicated previously, "etymologically, Uranus has been identified with the Indian god Varuna, whom the Rig Veda equates with Agni and thus, inadvertently, with Saturn" [49. (The name Saturn here refers to the Saturnian configuration which included other planetary members. As a member of ...
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... the Ba'al in Patten's quote) where the' stands for a glottal stop somewhat similar to "k" in sound and sometimes represented by "ch" or "kh." (56) As such, the' has to be taken into consideration. The etymological roots of the names, PL in one case and B L in the other, bear no relation to each other. Despite McDowell and Patten, a linguistic derivation of "Apel" from "Ba al" is therefore philologically improbable. Moreover, as stated ... ? What is amazing is that Heracles, whom the Greeks themselves identified as Mars, (20) is identified by Patten as a personification of the Earth. Thus he tells us that "Heracles is an archetype of the Earth, and indeed 'Earth' is derived etymologically from Hera, cognate with Heracles." (21) In the first place, the name "Earth" is not derived from that of Hera (which, incidentally, means "Protectress.") (22) The name "Earth" is derived ...
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30. The Saturn Thesis (Part 4) [Aeon Journal $]
... tell us that combs, also, are symbolic of the goddess? Talbott: Yes I am. But the comb is interesting not only because it was a widespread symbol of the goddess (cf., Aphrodite Marina, Venus Salacia), but because of its etymological link to the scallop shell. The Greek kteis, meaning female organ, female principle, was the word for the scallop and cowrie shells, while the same word meant "comb"-- a particularly interesting conjunction of meanings in view of the fact that ... between the scallop shell and other symbols of the Radiant Venus. These other forms-- sun wheels and multi-rayed "stars"-- are so clearly celestial that the specialists will not see what is actually obvious. Though the scallop shell of the Greek Venus is etymologically linked to the mystic yoni or womb of the goddess, the connection with "radiance" has been missed altogether by the experts. But can you see how the same form could have inspired the idea of a spread peacock's tail? Or the fan or shade ...
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