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91. The Date of Carthage?s Founding [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Date of Carthage ? s Founding The Phoenicians, who are credited with imparting the alphabet to the Greeks, themselves left few documents, though we know that they had their historians and kept official chronicles. Apart from the laconic testimony of some scattered inscriptions carved in stone, Phoenician writings have perished; for what we know of their history we depend on the reports of Greek and Roman authors who were not kindly disposed towards them. A grim struggle was waged for centuries between the Greeks and Romans on the one hand, and the Phoenicians and their western offshoot, the Carthaginians, on the other, in which the prize was nothing less than the political and commercial control of the Mediterranean. It began as early as the Orientalizing period of the eighth and early seventh centuries with the rivalry of Greek and Phoenician settlers in the West, and culminated with Alexander ? s capture of Tyre in the fourth century, Rome ? s defeat of Carthage after the exhausting Punic wars of the third, and Carthage ? s destruction in the second. Carthage had been ...
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92. On Mankind in Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... each ruled by a different planet. Of these the epoch of Saturn, or Kronos, was remembered as a time of bliss, and it was made to precede the period during which Jupiter was the dominant deity. Insofar as I could understand the physical events that affected the globe in times preceding the Middle Kingdom in Egypt, I was able to explain them as the results of a disturbance in which both Jupiter and Saturn participated. Various peoples witnessed the events and described them, as a celestial-human drama in different forms: the Greeks, for example, had Jupiter-Zeus, the son of Saturn-Kronos, dethrone his father and banish him, and take his place to become the supreme deity. In Egyptian folklore or religion the participants in the drama are said to be Osiris-Saturn, brother and husband of Isis-Jupiter. And it is not that the wife dethrones the husband, nothing of the kind there is, instead, a fight going on in the sky in which some body, described as Seth, attacks Osiris and kills, actually dismembers him; and after this ...
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93. Aeon Volume V, Number 2: Contents [Aeon Journal $]
... the Greenland ice cores. PAGE 38 Aphrodite Urania-- by Ev Cochrane The many faces of the ancient mother goddess are here examined. Orthodox mythologists, in general, have attempted to explain the various and contradictory characteristics of the mother deity by different theories, often themselves as contradictory as the deity's attested nature. Cochrane, on the other hand, demonstrates how these antithetical descriptions of the goddess can be explained by a single theory when the deity is viewed as a comet-like body and set against the Saturn thesis. PAGE 43 Ancient Greeks in America-- by Alban Wall A short excursion into the writings of Plutarch leading to the conclusion that the ancient Greeks not only traveled to the American continent, but also made contact with its natives. PAGE 63 Lucid Dreaming and Visualization Techniques in The Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides-- by David Walter Leinweber The Greek dream temples of Asklepios, as portrayed in The Sacred Tales of Aristides, form the basis of this investigative study, in which ancient Greek techniques are shown to reveal a knowledge and understanding of psychological ills ...
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... to set up an observation post with a panel of three assistants (with myself in charge), and a few other amenities, including a site-visit to Jerusalem. I put a brass stake by the tree and bought a donkey, but now visit the research station mostly to pay the assistants and check out the tree (fortunately, it scarcely grows at all and one of the assistants keeps the dogs away).... Here occurs a long time-gap in the journal... Papyrus 1. I wonder why other Greeks haven't climbed aboard the wagon? Everyone still acts as if they didn't need an automatic and standard calendar and now we're moving into the 19th year. The other day I actually saw a priest of some kind or another taste the soil to see whether spring had begun-- with a crowd around him. At least they don't sacrifice humans anymore to get the crops going. Are scholars afraid to tackle the problem? Haven't the times been ripe for invention? The priests are always yapping against "taking the human element out ...
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95. Odin [Kronos $]
... the mythology of Odin/Woden is quite a complex one but, at its root, we can recognize several motifs which, without the shadow of a doubt, identify this Teutonic monarch with the real planet he originally personified. II While Kronos and chronos are semantically similar, they are linguistically derived from different roots. For this reason it has long been assumed that the connection of "chronos", which means "time", and Kronos, the name of the planet Saturn, was merely due to a pun of the Greeks. Recently, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend have conclusively shown this not to have been the case.(24) Earlier, Livio Stecchini had put forward his thoughts on the subject.(25) It has now been ascertained that the connection of time with Saturn was not a notion believed in merely by the Greeks. Other peoples also connected time with Saturn.(26) Stecchini, however, is not correct in his surmise that Saturn's connection with time derived from the planet's slow movement along its orbit. ...
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96. The Worship of the Moon [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . Bezold in Boll, Sternglaube und Sterndeutung, p. 4. [In Babylonian cosmology the Moon-god Sin (Nanna) was considered to be the father of the Sun-god Shamash (Utu) and was commonly addressed as ? father Sin ? (S. Langdon, Sumerian and Babylonian Psalms [1909), p. 193. F. Cumont noted the prominence of Sin in the earliest historical period in Babylonia and found it ? remarkable that at first the primacy was assigned to the Moon.? (Astrology and Religion among the Greeks and Romans, p. 124; cf. Lewy, ? The Late Assyro-Babylonian Cult of the Moon ?). According to the Dabistan (ch. 29), a Persian work of early Islamic times, the Ka ? abah of Mecca was originally dedicated to the worship of the Moon. On Moon worship among the ancient Arabs, cf. also Tuch, ? Sinaitische Inschriften,? Zeitschrift des Deutsches Morgenlaendisches Gesellschaft III (1849), p. 202, and Osiander, ? Vorislamische Religion der Araber,? ibid ...
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97. The Worship of Jupiter [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... all, who will not laugh to see his star so far surpassed in brilliancy by the star of Venus?... They answer that it only appears so because it is higher up and much farther away from the earth. If, therefore, its greater dignity has deserved a higher place, why is Saturn higher in the heavens that Jupiter? (2) Marduk, the great god of the Babylonians, was the planet Jupiter; (3) so was Amon of the Egyptians; (4) Zeus of the Greeks was the same planet; Jupiter of the Romans, as the name shows, was again the same planet. Why was this planet chosen as the most exalted deity? In Greece it was called ? all-highest, mighty Zeus,? (5) in Rome ? Jupiter Optimus, Maximus ?; (6) in Babylon it was known as ? the greatest of the stars ? (7); as Ahuramazda it was called by Darius ? the greatest of the gods ? (8); In India Shiva was described ...
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98. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... Lao Tze (610-510BC) and Confucius (550-480BC) could have been influenced by Zorastrianism too and possibly the Buddha and Pythagoras (who studied under Persian magi), while Solon and Socrates seem to share some of the views of Zoroaster- personal interchange with the godhead rather than an imposed and autocratic religious relationship. According to Ali Rezah Saheb it was the enlightened reign of Cyrus in combination with the teaching of Zoroaster that set up conditions for the growth of monotheism. Cyrus' empire radiated out towards India, China and the Ionian Greeks. Centres of learning attracted foreign pupils, including Greeks and probably Jews. The exiles returned at some point between 536 BC [9 and 480 BC [10. It is interesting to note that these events coincide with a lull in the Temple construction, which was abandoned for a few years. Building work was restarted in 521BC when Darius came to the Persian throne. In 524 Siddhatta Gautama had his famous vision under a Bo tree at the holy city of Light, Banares (sacred to Shiva= Jupiter). Shortly ...
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... to a genetic abnormality, progressive lipodystrophy, fourthly, the sphinx destroyed, fifthly, the returned prince erasing his father's name and taking his mother as his Great Wife, sixthly, his deposition by his son (Smenkh-Ka-Re), the burial of this son without honour, his brother (Tutankhamen) supplanting him, dying, and being buried in splendour. These similarities indicate that it was a true Egyptian story which was taken to Greece. The transfer is itself in turn confirmed by its later history. It was attached by the Greeks to their city which was founded, they said, by an immigrant prince who gave it the same name the Greeks gave to the Egyptian capital, the name of Thebes. This story, passed on by word of mouth like other Greek myths, became after five centuries the most tragic of them all. The process as a whole demonstrates the concealed influence of Egyptian emigrants on the awakening countries of the west. Cyril D. Darlington is Sherardian Professor of Botany, University of Oxford. A renowned geneticist, he is a ...
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... Fitton wrote-> "... Let me close my paper, however, by examining a> cardinal point in Velikovsky's book-- his> identification of the Greek goddess Pallas Athene> with the planet Venus. All the substantial evidence> that Velikovsky draws from the Greek myths vanishes> if this identification fails.>> "What is Velikovsky's proof?>> "He begins by asserting that Pallas Athene was> identified with the Babylonian Ishtar. Such a statement> is hardly important. After Alexander's conquests the> Greeks became aware of the religions of the ancient> Near East, and frequently sought points of similarity> with their own. Such similarities were often very> superficial. Ishtar may have had something in common> with Athene, but it would be very surprising if she> resembled Athene in every respect. Velikovsky also> says, 'Anaitis of the Iranians, too, is identified as> Pallas Athene and as the planet Venus.' I checked> Velikovsky's reference. The authority says that> Anaitis was identified by the Romans ...
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