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81. The "Great and Terrible Wilderness" [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... , alone of the gods, smote monstrous Typhon of the fifty heads.? Strabo added ? But some understand that the Syrians are Arimi.? This is the Greek legendary version of what happened at the Red Sea. The reader must look for argument in above-mentioned work of the author. Arimi were the Hebrews, who were called Arameans: their origin was from Aram. Toufan of the Arabian authors is the same as the Typhon of the Greeks. MARIB What does the designation Marib mean? ? Various attempts to explain the etymology of Marib are not satisfactory.? (11) Marib was identified with Saba by the Arab geographers. (12) It was supposed to be the name of a castle occupied by the rulers of Saba. (13) Does the name Marib occur in the Scriptures of the Hebrews? In the stony valley of Rephidim near Horeb, the Israelites met the Amalekites, more exactly at a point called Massa and Meriba (Exodus 17:7-8): ? And he called the name of the place Massa and Meriba. ...
82. Ezra and Nehemiah in Recent Research [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... had not been culled forth in his time and the latter because his research was not complete enough. I make use of the testimony of Theophylactus Simocatta, albeit much later, who asserted that: "the Persians even in daily usage employ honorifics and titles more than their own names." 6 The term Artaxerxes, which means 'having just rule,' is most emphatically a title expressing a religious or political program. It does not mean great king or Shah or anything like this as both Anstey and Faulstich opine based on possible etymologies in Anstey's day and out-dated ones by the time Faulstich wrote. 7 Not only is it patently a title it appears in the personal memoirs of Ezra and Nehemiah exactly where one would expect to find titles and honorifics if the sources were based on intimate contexts as the memoirs suggest. The memoirs would represent the daily intimate contexts, and the documents, the official contexts. I have argued based on the understanding that Darius bore the title Artaxerxes, i.e, 'having just rule,' that this is a reflection of his reign ...
83. The Lord Of Light [Aeon Journal $]
... the Day, Jesus was Saturn "the ancient Lord of the Universe" as well as the morning or day star, the real identity of which must remain temporarily unresolved. Saturn, Janus, and Jesus As previously stated, the name of Rome was once Saturnia; and Hislop also equated Saturn with Latinus, to whom the Romans or Latin race traced their lineage. (124) Of even greater significance is Hislop's identification of Saturn with Janus. (125) The latter divinity was essentially and uniquely a Roman god. The etymology of the name is uncertain though one hypothesis suggests "a form Jana, sometimes employed for Diana, of which the root dius or dium evokes the idea of the luminous sky." (126) Janus was represented with two faces. Janus was also the god of "beginnings". As a solar [sic god he presided over daybreak (Matutinus Pater). He was soon considered as the promoter of all initiative and, in a general way, he was placed at the head of all human enterprises. For ...
84. Thoth Vol. III, No. 15 Nov 15, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... comeliness" (more Venus-comet language), it is invariably associated with endings and beginnings, presiding over the end of one age and the beginning of another. (Thus, the two most dramatic symbols of the comet in its terrible aspect are the raging or lamenting goddess and the raging serpent, always appearing in the sky with the collapse of a former epoch.) This does not mean that the similar functions of the coma and comma were consciously recognized by the Greeks, though I wouldn't discount that possibility. Of course most etymologists would fall off their chair in seeing the "coma/comma" connection implied in my note above. But I suspect that a search through more archaic roots would reveal some surprising parallels between the Greek _kome_ (hair, hair star, comet) and _kop_ (" strike"). I would look for a complex of K-M and K-P roots with a range of meanings roughly paralleling the complex of meanings around the S-T-R root. One parallel would be that between _kop_ and the S-T-R word "strike" ...
85. The Beginning of Time [Aeon Journal $]
... as the first Greek speculations on the nature of time in the preceding early period of Greek culture. (9) So, similarly, with the Italic god Saturnus, as Cicero informs us: Saturnus was chosen as the one to have as his province the intervals and cycles of time. In Greek this god is called by the very word time, since Kronos is the same as chronos, that is, time. We call him Saturnus because he saturates himself with years. (10) Stecchini goes on with: The etymological connection of the two words Kronos and chronos has been positively affirmed by some linguists and strongly denied by others, because, on the one hand, the semantic similarity of the two words is evident and, on the other, from a technical linguistic point of view, the difference between the K and the ch is most significant. (11) The association of Saturn with time, however, does not rest on the fallacious etymological equation of Kronos with Chronos, as Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend eventually pointed out ...
86. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language: Part Two [Aeon Journal $]
... Leiden, 1980), p. 168. 5. Ibid., p. 175. 6. R. Onians, The Origins of European Thought (Cambridge, 1954), p. 372. 7. F. Brown& S. Driver& C. Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexikon (Oxford, 1951), pp. 287-288. 8. H. Liddell& R. Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon (New York, 1872), p. 715. 9. J. de Vries, Altnordisches etymologisches Worterbuch (Leiden, 1977), p. 488. 10. E. A. Budge, An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary (New York, 1978), p. 515. 11. S. Mercer, The Pyramid Texts (New York, 1952), Vol. 4, pp. 91-92. 12. The Classic Latin Dictionary (Chicago, 1941), p. 218. 13. Ibid., p. 268. 14. Onians, op. cit., p. 373. 15. Ibid ...
87. On Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Maverick Science Website]
... arrow;" in fact, the Vedic war-god is virtually indistinguishable from his heaven-hurled weapon. As "the red boar of heaven," Rudra is to be identified with the planet Mars. As the traditions surrounding Rudra, Skanda, and Murukan attest, the unerring 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'; cf. Eng. bull's eye or an etym. like 'hitting without mishap.' It is evident, in fact, that the connection of akkhana is with Skr. aks, to 'reach' or 'penetrate,' the source of aksa and aksam, ...
88. The Cosmic Mountain [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... the north." (248) And like the Mexicans, the Egyptians knew the "Serpent Mountain," a figure of the pole, according to Massey. (249) The ancient Sumerian dragon in the cosmic sea was the Kur, playing a prominent role in the creation myth, but kur also possessed the meaning "mountain;" indeed, "the sign used for it is actually a pictograph representing a mountain." (250) The Greek Boreas is the primeval serpent raised from the waters of Chaos, but etymologists connect the serpent-god's name with a primitive bora, "mountain". "Among primitive peoples," writes Suhr, "there are signs of the column in the form of a python or dragon riding from the level of the earth to the clouds." (251) Suhr notes several Chinese paintings "in which a dragon is represented as rising from the water of the earth." (252) "A dragon ascending from the earth to the clouds can serve as the whirling column-- which no doubt accounts ...
89. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... stretching at least from 1450 B. C. to the present era. The mouse involved is sacred, as at Letopolis and other mouse-named places, and has some association with a god, and in the present case sacrally with the Philistines and the Jews. In Chapter VI we shall trace and assign the name "Moses" to the Egyptian word for "child." Could it also be the Egyptian word for "a little being"? For a "mouse"? Probably not; we are fairly certain of our etymology. However, this is not to say that a mouse in the age after Moses might not have acquired from Moses the root of his name, especially since electricity seems to have been connected over some centuries with both Moses and Mice. Words often derive from the names of famous practitioners of what they refer to. An electric figure rather like a mouse could clump at the top of a rod like that of Moses or Mercury (brother of Apollo); it can surmount a turret, crouch upon a church steeple, ...
90. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER SEVEN: THE LEVITES AND THE REVOLTS [Quantavolution Website]
... Exodus by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER SEVEN THE LEVITES AND THE REVOLTS The "Hebrews" of Exodus were of various degrees of Hebrew-ness. Many were quite Egyptian. Many others were assimilated to Egyptian culture. The most important larger group were traditionally loyal Elohists. Few could have been Yahwist, inasmuch as Moses was only then expounding the new cult. In what would have been Goshen, at Tell ed-Dab'a, a town of the Middle Bronze Age has recently been excavated. It reveals a heavy non-Egyptian, Palestinian aspect. Skeletal remains, etymology, and artifacts disclose a heterogeneous population of Semitic and other backgrounds [1. This would support our theory that the proto-Israelites were a geographically separate and autonomous people, to some degree maintaining their old ethnic identity, living among Egyptians and other peoples from East and West, intermarrying, holding a full range of occupations, but now caught up in a xenophobic, anti-semitic period and forced to supply corvées and employ birth-control. It is not surprising to learn that the Book of Exodus, as befits a historical work of those times ...
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