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71. Dating the Trojan War [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... likewise that Charlemagne in Medieval stories and Cyrus the Persian king (e.g. the Cyropaedia by Xenophon) are credited with the deeds of their predecessors or successors. The name of Tyrrhenus or (in Greek) Tursenos is a little strange for the eponym of a people. When we compare the Italian Tu(r)s-ci with Turs-enoi we see that -enoi is a Greek ending denoting a people's name. I think the Tursenoi were not named after Tursenos but after "Turs" or "Tros." Billigmeier [14 has established etymological connections among the words "Tros," "Troia" (Greek for Troy), "Tu-ru-sa," "Ta-ru-i-sa" (both Hittite names for Troy or the Trojan region), and "Tursenoi." About the historical implications of this theory-- acceptable, in my opinion-- he is silent. We meet Tros in Greek sources as the founder of the city of Troy. Ilus or (W)ilos, a son of Tros, is the grandfather of Priam, who was king of Troy ...
72. My Kingdom for a Horse ... [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... bowls found at Thebes. [6 These texts seemed to support the contention that the people who conquered Egypt without a battle were indeed the ancient Hebrews. The second world war put an end to these discussions, however; the Germans in particular did not want the world to know that the Jews had come from such a great civilization but were simply ever wandering. Anti-Semitism-- traceable all the way back to grumbling over Hebrew dominion over Egypt-- was at its worst. [7 Many scholars have attempted to give the etymological derivation of the word "Hyksos." Sir Alan Gardiner in The Dictionary of Egyptian Grammar says it is derived from the expression "Hik-Khasa," meaning "Chieftain of a Foreign Hill Country." Palestine in those days was referred to as a hill country, and the Hyksos did govern there as well as Syria. Another authority gives the root word "Hikau Khasut," an Egyptian word meaning "Foreign Kings." William Albright understood the name Hyksos to mean, literally, "Princes of the Shepherds." ...
73. Noah's Flood: Mars Flyby [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... than today and had excellent memory, other survivors of pre-Flood cultures must have had lesser flotation devices of one sort or another. None, however, had the quality of architecture and craftsmanship and the quantity of provisions as did Noah's vessel. Once the intensity of this catastrophe is perceived, it becomes difficult to overestimate Noah's achievement. Usually, when projects are approached on a multidisciplinary level, two, three, or four different disciplines are involved. Understanding this catastrophe, however, requires such training as astronomy, cosmology, ethnology, etymology, geography, geology, history, oceanography, and-- at least for some-- theology. It is a task of enormous work, but the rewards-- understanding at last the natural causes behind a cryptic biblical episode, and greater still, fully appreciating the hazards of catastrophic proportions which our ancestors had to face and which they conquered-- are well worth it. Donald W. Patten Seattle, Washington ...
74. The Animal that Changed the Course of World History: The Mammoth [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... above are links in the long evolutionary chain. People have found remnants of mammoths throughout the millennia. It is known that Chinese authors of the fifthcentury, B.C., had already mentioned and described mammoths. Later Manchurian and Tibetan manuscripts also made contributions on this theme. Reviewing the written sources and oral traditions, one sees there was a universal belief that the mammoth lived underground, that it fed on soil, and was terrifically afraid of the light and died in such brightness. It is easy, consequently, to comprehend the etymology of the name. In some recent dictionaries it is stated that "mammuthus" derives from the Estonian word combination maa mutt, which means "underground mole." These word roots are known in the Finno-Ugric world as well. That is where frozen mammoths were frequently discovered, so it is quite logical that "mammuthus" should be of Finno-Ugric origin. The belief that the mammoth was an underground creature was shared in early modern times. For instance, Nicolas Cornelius Witsen, the mayor of Amsterdam, who visited Russia in ...
75. Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution [SIS Internet Digest $]
... /semen and an explosive pregnancy. How the Benben Stone commemorates a seeding in the heavens and in the Earth. 9: MYSTERIES OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: An assessment of stellar cults in ancient Egypt. Were Orion and Sirius symbols of the exploded planet? Did Orion mark the gateway to the heavenly Duat and the 'body of Nut'? The Nine Bows and the Shemsu-Hor as planets of the original solar system. Part Three: New Horizons. 10: THE METAPHYSICAL PYRAMID: The Double-Lion god in the Egyptian Duat, the etymology of Ta-Meri- ancient land of creation, rebirth and ascension. The two horizons or 'mountains' of the Duat. A new theory on the satellite pyramids- did they literally represent planetary satellites? The cosmic identity of Thoth, and why he was called Hermes Trismegistus? Why Egyptian sarcophagi were designed to be empty. 11: SECRETS OF ABYDOS AND GIZA: Two exploded planets in Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology. How numerical symbolism was used to represent planetary gods in ancient Egypt. 12: KHUFU- SON OF A SATANIC GOD ...
76. Atlantis - The Lost Continent Finally Found [SIS Internet Digest $]
... about 1,700 BC, and very probably swept away the civilization of the vicinal island of Crete with a tsunami of colossal proportions. Other than that, there is no evidence connecting the event with Atlantis, though the two cataclysms are obviously similar.By the way, the name of Crete means precisely "swept clean [of people" in Dravida, the language of the Proto-Mediterraneans. Q14: What does the name of Atlantis signify? A: The first thing to keep in mind is that mythical terms have a number of different etymologies, and are often interpretable in different tongues, into which they were adapted when the myths were introduced locally. For instance, Atlas means, in Greek, "the one who could not (a-) withstand( tla) [the skies." Atlas was deemed the "Pillar of Heaven", that is, its support. When Atlas became overburdened, the skies fell down, burying Atlantis. The names of Atlas and Atlantis originally came from the Sanskrit (the Holy Language of India) name of their ...
77. Our Rock Who Art in Heaven [SIS Internet Digest $]
... route again. Pointed out, too, is much of the pagan mythology packed into the tale of Jesus. While most of it is straight from Euripides' Bacchae, many elements of the final scene- with the Christ crucified between those two thieves- are found perfectly paralleled in various versions of a Hindu tale of the war-god Skanda and his twin demon offspring. For the reader who is interested in classical and mythological texts, a gold mine lies herein. A fascinating blend of religion, mythology, astrology, astronomy, and etymology. Journey through the heavens- and land squarely back on Earth. Be prepared to jettison any traditional views of the Bible. Contents: 1. Our Rock is Better than their Rock. 2. Visible and Rushing. 3. In Heaven as it is on Earth. 4. Typhon. 5. Thou Didst Break into Pieces the Head of the Dragon. 6. Fish Tales. 7. Goat Songs. 8. The Serpent, Eve. 9. Elijah and Elisha. 10. Aesculapius. 11. Jesus ...
78. A Note on the Location of Avaris [Kronos $]
... ignored Velikovsky's Ages in Chaos, Van Seters would have seen that one scholar, at least, has not only seriously proposed where the site of Avaris is to be found but deliberated on the historical implications of his choice. (6) In an attempt to tilt the balance of scholarly stalemate, Van Seters opted for Khata 'na-Qantir on the basis of archaeological, literary, and philological data;(7) and while his reasoning seems compelling, it is not indisputable. The latter point, in particular, necessitated his contradicting the etymological conclusions of Gardiner, Labib, and Kees(8) as well as Sethe. (9) Thus, there is still room for linguistical debate and, in this respect, Velikovsky's argument that el-Arish is the site of Avaris remains a potent one. In addition, then, to Tanis and Khata 'na-Qantir, Egyptologists must earnestly deal with a third contender-- el-Arish-- when searching for the "lost city" of Avaris. The following intriguing and novel observations by Marvin Luckerman should emphasize the point. Velikovsky identifies ...
79. A Note on the "Land of Punt" [Kronos $]
... 'red dye,' provides us with the prototype of the Greek phoin-ix and of the Latin Poen-us, pun-icus. It corresponds to the Greek word both phonetically and semantically. As a Semitic loanword, it is by no means exceptional in Mycenaean Greek, which contains several other words of Semitic origin."(8) The author of the above commentary, M. C. Astour, goes on to conclude that "the establishment of the West Semitic origin of phoinix and probably, of porphyra, is interesting not only from the etymological point of view. It also serves as another confirmation of steady Greco-Semitic contacts during the Mycenaean Age. It now becomes more difficult to consider the toponyms and personal names Phoinix, Phoiniké, Phoinikus as purely Greek, without any relation to the Phoenicians, and to claim that the Greek traditions on Phoenician penetration of the Aegean were based on a misinterpretation of these names. At the very least, the Greeks must have met the Phoenicians and borrowed from them the word for 'red dye' before they could use it in their onomastica ...
80. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... articles written by Dr Velikovsky. While he does of course refer to Venus as a newcomer, he nowhere puts forward- as his own- the claim that the name of the planet, i.e. Venus, means "newcomer" in Latin. Instead, he writes: "Cicero, speaking of Venus, explained the origin of the name thus: 'Venus was so named by our countrymen as the goddess who "comes" [venire to all things.'" (Note that Dr Velikovsky does not even explicitly endorse the etymology.) Unless Mr Lowery can refer me to other published passages in which Dr Velikovsky "frequently" asserts, or at least asserts even once, that the name Venus comes from the Latin venire, he ought to amend his own article accordingly, more particularly in the opening paragraph and in the first half of the concluding sentence. The same remark applies to passages in the first paragraph under "The Roman View" (p. 49). For the rest, I found Mr Lowery's article interesting and scholarly. What ...
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