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51. The Earliest Arrival of Celts in the British Isles [Kronos $]
... (New York, 1952). 16. Warwick Bray and David Trump, The Penguin Dictionary of Archeology (Baltimore, 1970), p. 36. 17. Ibid, p. 252. 18. Ibid., pp. 245-6. 19. Ibid., pp. 99-100. 20. In Gaulish, a P-Celtic language, the word for "five" was pempe; in Proto-Goidelic, ancestral to modern Gaelic, it was *kwonkwe. (The first of these forms comes from Julius Pokorny, Ein Indogermanisches Etymologisches Woerterbuch (Bern, 1959), vol. 1, p. 808. The second is my own reconstruction, based on Old Irish coic, "five".) \cdrom\pubs\journals\kronos\vol1003\070celts.htm ...
52. Jerusalem - City of Saturn [Kronos $]
... ritual, symbolism, and theophoric names either echo residual influences emanating from the so-called Golden Age- a time when Saturn reigned alone and supreme(4) (apparently, the Saturnian legacy is so powerful that it is capable of transcending centuries, even millennia), and/or it could be that later cosmic events such as those described in Worlds in Collision rekindled the Saturnian imagery and presence. Many of the conclusions drawn in "Jerusalem- City of Venus" were based upon the supposed astral meaning of various deities and the etymology of certain divine names, particularly that of the god Shalem.(5) Despite the fact that J. Gray held Shalem to be Venus, R. A. Rosenberg- following in the footsteps of M. Jastrow and H. Lewey- maintains that Shalem was Saturn.(6) According to Rosenberg: "The West Semitic deity Shalem or Shulman is the god whose name is perpetuated in that of the city of Jerusalem, 'the foundation of Shalem'. In the Assyrian vocabulary K.4339 he is identified with Ninurta ...
53. The Spring Of Ares [Kronos $]
... 1964), pp. 168, 194. 28. J. Grimm, op. cit., p. 1392. 29. Ibid., p. 203. 30. G. Dumezil, Archaic Roman Religion (Chicago, 1966), p. 207. 31. J. Grimm, op. cit., p. 204. 32. E. von Weiher, Der Babylonische Gott Nergal (Berlin, 1971), p. 41. 33. The attentive reader has no doubt realized that the proposed etymological relationships between Mimir, Mamre, and Mamer(s) cuts across the Indo-European and Semitic languages. This will no doubt appear somewhat reckless, but it would hardly be the first time that Semitic words found their way into the Mediterranean cultures, as evidenced by Astour's Hellenosemitica. I might go a step further and propose that all of these names have their origin in that of the Sumerian god Mer, who appears in the Semitic Akkadian script as Mermer, an exact parallel of one of the attested names of the Latin Mars ...
54. How Much Did They Know? [SIS C&C Review $]
... subject, and also make us realise the extent of our ignorance. Hamlet's Mill is, one must admit, a heavy book, both physically and metaphorically. At the beginning- perhaps as a warning- stands a list of over sixty abbreviations for the titles of learned journals and other sources, nearly half of them in German. There are copious footnotes (happily placed where they should be, at the foot of the page), no fewer than 39 appendices (some dealing for instance with obscure points of Norse or Icelandic etymology) and 30 pages of bibliography. Such a formidable presentation need not of itself form a barrier to the general reader, but sadly it must be said that the authors (both of whom were, at the time of writing the book, Professors of the History of Science, one in America and one in Germany) have not succeeded in putting over their arguments or conclusions clearly. Far too often they resort to hints, allusions or throwaway questions, so that the threads of reasoning become even more tangled than necessary. ...
55. Exodus [SIS C&C Review $]
... phenomena cannot belong to the 2nd millennium BC. At this point it is worth asking, who were the people of the Exodus? Were the Israelites in any way different from the Canaanites? In the view of the Deuteronomist they were- but was their difference religious, the difference between post-Exile Judaism and pre-Exile pagan cults? The term 'Canaanite' appears to be derived from a variant of Akkadian kinakhu= purple, a reference to the purple dye produced from molluscs in what later became known as Phoenicia (and which has a similar etymology) [5. In the Middle Bronze period the people of Syria and Palestine were known as the Amorites. The term can be linked to the root Amu which Velikovsky connected with the Amalekites but in Egyptian records was a blanket term applied to bedouin on the periphery of the Nile valley, including the highland zone between the Nile and the Red Sea [6. At one stage the Amorites were thought to have been responsible for the end of EB age site destructions in the late 3rd millennium BC but now it is recognised ...
56. Indeterminacy: Temporary, Permanent, Or Indefinite? [The Velikovskian $]
... or every planet. Under such circumstances, it would become a problem for even the most careful and detached observers to decide which unfamiliar-looking objects in the sky should be equated with which (if any) of the familiar objects they remembered from before the disturbance. I believe we may safely assume that, after such a disturbance, even the most experienced star-gazers would feel distraught and disoriented and could make identifications more on an emotive than on a calculative basis. Non-linguists may entertain the understandable hope that information about ancient planetary nomenclature and their etymologies will eliminate most of the verbal ambiguities that now plague our efforts to identify ancient celestial objects. Unfortunately, however, this hope is, at best, only partially justified. There were, for example, three verbal bases meaning shine in the Proto-Indo-European language (which, according to Allan Bomhard, were shared with Afro-Asiatic languages, including Egyptian and Semitic (2)). These were bha-, dei-eu-, and leuk-. From the first of these came the Greek Phaeton and Phanes (the Orphic name of ...
57. Did Saturn Explode Twice? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... As regards the identification of angels with planets, it is interesting to note that if Saturn, following its first nova, linked up with the Sun, this would explain the creation not only of the Sun, Moon, stars and life but also the creation of the angels insofar as man's introduction to the planets of the Sun would be involved. Mercury, Mars and the Moon were probably solar planets with the latter being captured by the Earth after the Deluge. Still further corroboration in support of the proposals mentioned above derives from etymological considerations: according to the English dictionary and Collin's Westminster dictionary, Autumn, a name of Latin extract, is the season of decay. I cannot help noting the similarity of the word Autumn to Atum and Aton, especially as Saturn decayed astronomically. Autumn is the time of year when the Sun loses its light and heat and life deteriorates. There is little doubt that the Jewish God was originally a Saturn figure as might be readily concluded by virtue of the name El which was the name for both the Jewish God and ...
58. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 1 (1982) Home¦ Issue Contents Letters Venus, Vanir and the Benu Bird Dear Sir, Workshop Vol. 4, No. 2, September 81, has two letters on the Oera Linda Book, which is all Greek to me. But your editorial comment, paragraph 6, on the Vanir of Norse mythology which relates Vanir to Latin venire and suggests this is akin to "Venus", rang a few bells. Etymological roots are longer lasting than the hardest stone. The Egyptian Benu bird, Ba-i-Nau, from the hieroglyphic Ba- "a leg", shewn euphemistically from the knee down- meaning "leg it", or "go"; and Nag, "presented", "present", English "the present", spelt "now"; together: "go and come" or "migrant" bird, has been associated with Venus,* Va-i-nau(s). The Benu bird, represented with a human head, was the human migrant element in Egyptian religion ...
59. Views In Brief [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... throughout the inner solar system every day for 40 years. He adds further that it is obvious that if the manna was real and the result of a cosmic catastrophe, it would have occurred all over the world. The children of Israel could not have been expected to know what happened in Mexico or Polynesia. 2. In the information sheet STILL TROWELLING no.8, issued by the Ancient History Book Club, there is a short piece by R. A. Walker on the possible geographical origins of the Greek Olympians as argued from etymological considerations of the names of Zeus and his immediate family. He concludes that Hephaestus, at least, originated in the Caucasus. Shortly after reading this, Jill Abery of Sittingbourne chanced to re-read "Beyond the Mountains of Darkness- The search for the Ten Lost Tribes" by Velikovsky in KRONOS VII:4, in which Velikovsky concluded that the Khazars of the Caucasus may have been the remnants of some of the tribes of Israel. 3. In response to C. Leroy Ellenberger's comments on ice cores (WORKSHOP 5: ...
60. Morgan le Fay, Maid Marian and May Day [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... in English mere is a lake or pond and in Latin mare is the sea. The Shakespearean term 'merry' may have an association with morris dancing and with Robin Hood and his merrie men. Herne the Hunter, a variation on Robin Hood, is associated with Windsor Great Park, a large tract of woodland, by Shakespeare. Herne is associated with oaks and adorned with great horns and is accompanied by a great noise and the smell of fear. Matthews claims Herne has Anglo Saxon roots, and Robin of the Hood. Etymologically Woden and Herne have a connection and likewise hood/hod/wood. Woden led a select band of warriors, the herjar or Herian= Herne. Woden rode an eight legged horse, Sleipner, which seems to have features in common with the 'Obby 'Orse of traditional country mummers plays. We may note a link between the hood of Robin and the masks of mummers, or guises, which indicate a dark or wintry deity. Hence the connection of Robin Hood with May Day celebrations. On the Isle of Man on ...
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