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31. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 3 No 2 (Oct 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Letters On Circe and Atlantis Dear Sir, Ms. Bekker's letter( WORKSHOP vol.2. no.3, p.12) suggests that some reflection on the provenance of Circe in Greek mythology and further reflection on basic facts of etymology would not go amiss. For Ms. Bekker's benefit, Circe was accounted the daughter of Helios and the ocean nymph Perseis. Of the same union were born Pasiphae and Aetes, according to the earliest versions. Pasiphae's union with Minos yielded Ariadne and (later ... of Tiresias. In all fairness, I think Ms. Bekker should allow that Nel Kluitman's "speculations" are tempered by a desire to check the authenticity of OLB. The evidence assembled to demonstrate the range of pre-Columban exploration and travel does not deserve cavalier dismissal. Etymologically, I can see no reason why speculation that the names Vlissingen and Zierikzee bear resemblance to those of Ulysses and Circe should not be entertained. Ms. Bekker's pedantic recall of "Odysseus" as the version in the "oldest extant" source holds little conviction ...
32. Indra's Theft of the Sun-God's Wheel [Aeon Journal $]
... was indissolubly connected with the celestial "trident", the central peak of which was, in fact, formed by that planet-goddess. Inasmuch as the Trident/World Pillar formed a three-peaked mount in heaven or a celestial river spanning the three worlds, the various ancient etymologies of the name can be seen as variations upon a common theme, the celestial archetype of which had long since been forgotten. Heracles and the Cup of Helios Our analysis of the myth of Indra's stealing the wheel of the ancient sun-god has led us to the ... relationship between the words vel and Velli, the latter being the name of a leading Tamil goddess, frequently linked to Murukan. (163) The name Velli, however, is elsewhere applied to the planet Venus. (164) Indeed, with regard to the etymology of the words vel and Velli, it appears likely that here there has been an alteration of the consonant n to l. That these two consonants are frequently substituted for each other is well-known. Witness the following example of this phenomenon within the Tamil language itself ...
33. On Mars and Pestilence [Aeon Journal $]
... Mythologie (Hildesheim, 1965), pp. 2435-2438. Significantly, similar names appear amongst the earliest pantheons of Egypt and Mesopotamia. 86. Ibid., pp. 2437-2438. 87. Ibid., p. 351. 88. J. Pokorny, Indogermanisches etymologisches Worterbuch (Bern, 1959), p. 735. 89. M. William, Sanskrit Dictionary (Oxford, 1872), p. 748. 90. Ibid., p. 772. 91. A. Bomhard, Toward Proto-Nostratic (Philadelphia, ... ancient Cretan word meaning "mouse". (83) Significantly, Mars shares this epithet with Apollo. (84) A link between the planet-god Mars and the phenomena of pestilence and/or death is also suggested by evidence from ancient language. The most probable etymology of Mars refers it to the root m(a)r, an early name of the Latin god being Marmar, a duplication of the root in question. (85) Here it is significant to note that the root mar appears at the base of ...
34. China's Dragon [Pensee]
... Fiery Sphere and its troop of flaming brands. 28. Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, Written on Bamboo and Silk: The Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ca. 1962), p. 24ff. 29. Hsuan Chang, The Etymologies of 3,000 Chinese Characters in Common Usage (Oxford: University Press, 1968), s.v. lung; pp. 873-874. His etymology apparently goes back only to the Han dynasty. PENSEE Journal VI \cdrom\pubs\journals\pensee\ ... \47dragon.htm ...
35. Thoth Vol. III, No. 13 Oct 15, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... at the moment. Thus I would be most interested to learn how Dr. Wescott relates "star" to the word "stare" (which root?) and which Semitic root he would offer as a source for Ishtar/Astarte. ROGER clarifies: All etymologies are probabilistic at best. Besides "strew", the English forms most likely to be cognate with "star" are "strong" and "steady", to either or both of which "stare" may be related. EV says: It goes ... 4 reasons: (1) these forms are wide-spread in I.E. but not in Sem.; (2)revised chronology no longer requires us to regard written Akkadian as older than Hittite; (3) I.E., unlike Sem., permits an internal etymology for "star", relating it to English "stare" and other verbs expressing strength and persistence; and (4) Afrasian language families related to Sem., such as Cushitic and Ancient Egyptian, fail to exhibit forms with this shape and meaning ( ...
36. Paired Sets in the Hebrew Alphabet [Aeon Journal $]
... conclusive significance, we may note that whereas one of the meanings of Hebrew ro?s is "the beginning," there is also a qaphats, "to close, to shut (the mouth), to shut up (compassion)," and its etymological relative qapha?, "to be contracted, to coagulate, to congeal," which also suggests concepts related to "closing" and "ending." Thus "opening" and "closing" or "beginning" and "ending" are notions that ... similar in sound and meaning to Egyptian Set, Seth, or Sutekh, the god of storms and violence, identified with horse-like and pig-like animals, brother and murderer of Osiris and rival of Horus, equated by the Greeks with their Typhon), which may be etymologically related to Hebrew saday, "mighty, powerful, almighty, the Almighty." More direct evidence of a relationship between the letters teth and tsadhe involves the near homophony in Hebrew between tsadhe (or sadhe), the letter name, and sadhe, " ...
37. Jupiter -- God of Abraham (Part I) [Kronos $]
... Egypt. "The theophany of Sinai then represents the end of the domination of the Shaddai concept and the beginning of the rule of Yahweh."(44) Who was this god, Shaddai, first introduced by Abram? Many have been the scholarly treatises and etymological hair splittings written and debated in an effort to finalize the exact meaning of the name.(45) In 1886 Friedrich Delitzsch connected the name with the Akkadian "sadû," meaning "mountain".(46) Although Delitzsch believed that the idea of ... all this, the association of Shaddai with the Mountain is not universally accepted. Morgenstern, for one, is not satisfied with the connection."... despite the attractiveness of this interpretation of the name [as "He of the Mountain", the etymology of [Shaddai remains too uncertain to establish as definitive any theory with regard to the nature of this deity which may be based thereon."(58) It must therefore be concluded that neither the appellation "El" nor the association, if any, ...
38. The Rites Of Moloch [Kronos $]
... Astarte, Ishtar, et al.? In fact, has not Talbott already indicated that this class of deities originally symbolized, if not Saturn, at least aspects of the primeval Saturnian configuration? (59) The word "aster", which, as an etymological root, is common to all these deities, originally signified "star".(60) Ishtar, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Attar, Athtar- these names simply meant "star". There is nothing in their names which signifies the Venerian star. Originally ... Saturn.(63) Although not the most telling one, this is one reason why the ancients did not find it difficult to transfer certain divine names from one "star" to another. In reality, the identity of Chemosh poses no problem. Chemosh is etymologically the same as Shamash, and the Assyro-Babylonians described Shamash as the Sun of Night which they themselves identified as Saturn.(64) The Athtar-Chemosh of the Mesha stele means nothing more than Sun-Star, which even the much later Romans knew as Saturn.(65 ...
39. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... a halo- the first halo, and the only one on earth- Neher states enthusiastically. Others give Moses horns on this occasion. Michelangelo's great conception of Moses depicts him with horns. Why didn't the Jews and Catholics complain of this? Daiches presents an unconvincing etymological argument [7. All the medieval and Renaissance scholars and churchmen, led astray by St. Jerome, read a word wrong: Karen (H) is a verb meaning "shone" or "gave forth rays of light"; the noun keren means ... 34: 35). He objects to deriving the latter from the former word. But the words are obviously related; Hebrew vowels are notably unreliable in sounding words (as when a preference is sought between "Jehovah" and "Yahweh"); the earliest etymologies are often indefinite and partial. Perhaps something with connotations of both "horn" and "ray of light" may be intended, inasmuch as the phenomenon was capable of giving both impressions, and people were quite sensitive to "horns" in this aftermath of ...
40. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART TWO: GODS, PLANETS, MADNESS, CHAPTER 8 [Quantavolution Website]
... "country of Amerigo" but, eventually "Amerigo," Latin masculine Americus, for a feminine country becomes "America." THE ROMAN VENUS We ought not settle the Aphrodite identity without a parallel investigation of the word "Venus." Malcolm Lowery conducted appropriate etymological research. Its root, he discovered, contained the senses of seek, desire, want, wish, and winsome, while its relative venire (to come) also relates to the same root, that includes the word "to go" in Greek. ... a distance from seeking or desiring." Rather a small distance, we should say. And, once again, we see an old goddess at work, a lunar goddess, a pre-planet-Venus goddess at work, an Aphrodite of the Love Song of Demodocus. Some etymologists say that the word "Venus" is of an unknown Italian origin but crept out of fertility and bucolic functions onto the skies, where it may have become a mistress of heaven but ultimately became the planet Venus, when the Greeks named their planet Aphrodite. ...
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