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111. The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg [Aeon Journal $]
... we have elsewhere seen, (51) the Word was synonymous with light-- and the sources really say nothing about the fructifying rain-- so must the Seed have been. The "mighty penis" in the sky of which Allegro speaks, meanwhile, is actually mentioned in the mytho-historical record as having been as visible as the "seed" of the creator. It was that Saturnian appendage that went down in myth, inter alia, as the Axis Mundi. (52) Thus in the mystic processions of the Greeks, a sacred ark, or coffer, was carried which contained effigies of the cosmic egg together with a phallus. (53) This topic is actually outside the scope of the present study and it is only mentioned here to strengthen Allegro's philological equation without having to accept his ultimate conclusion. Thus, for instance, David Talbott has long understood this issue-- pun only partly intended: Atum is the masculine power of heaven, the luminous seed embodying all the elements of life...which flow from him in streams of ...
112. SACRIFICE [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS KA by H. Crosthwaite CHAPTER SEVEN SACRIFICE THE Greeks (and many others) tell us that strange objects appeared in the sky, often with unpleasant consequences for the earth. If we assume that they were telling the truth as they saw it, then their reactions appear to have a certain logic behind them. I suggest that imitation, better still imitation with slight alterations to portray a safe outcome, was the reaction of the peoples of the world; in fact, sympathetic magic. The hope must have been that a celestial object which, from previous experience, might be a threat to survival, would go away, assume a safer orbit, etc.. Since it was not possible to repel such gods or monsters by ordinary physical means, sympathetic magic and prayers were the only possibilities. Here we have one explanation of sacrifice. This is not a modern interpretation. Plutarch, in his Isis and Osiris, 362 E, tells us that "the Egyptians sacrifice to Typhon with the intention of ...
113. Kadmos: The Primeval King [Kronos $]
... epic sagas of the Middle Ages demonstrate. this practice continued for several millennia. Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, for example, portrays Baldur, the supreme god of the ancient Norse, as fighting wars of chivalry on the road to becoming king of Denmark.(3) Such divinely-inspired history pervades the writings of the earliest historians. Herodotus and Diodorus were notorious in this regard. A perfect example is Diodorus' statement that Helios was the first king to rule over Egypt, Helios being, of course, a god of the Greeks.(4) A fact of great importance, recorded by Hesychius, Diodorus, and others, is that Helios was actually a Greek name for the planet Saturn. Writing of the astronomy of the Chaldeans, Diodorus observed that: "[ The planet named Kronos by the Greeks, which is the most conspicuous and presages more events such as are of greater importance than the others, they call the star of Helios."(5) The celestial identification of Helios raises a crucial point in our study of the primeval ...
114. Troy [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Troy The Trojan War was probably the single most significant event of the Mycenaean Age. The tale, immortalized in Homer ? s epics, is familiar to us moderns even millennia later. For the sake of the beautiful Helen, and to avenge her husband ? s indignation at her kidnapping, the Late Bronze Age Greeks mounted a massive campaign. Approximately 1200 troop-carrying vessels 1 were launched, and a war raged around the besieged city of Troy for 10 years, until the strategem of the wooden horse gave the Greeks access to the citadel. Once inside the city, they utterly destroyed it, slaughtering many inhabitants and enslaving all survivors who did not flee. This, at least, is the mythical account. When was that war fought? The canonical Greek calculation was 1193/2-1184/3 B.C. This number was arrived at by the 3rd-century B.C. chronographer, Eratosthenes of Alexandria, who apparently relied on the calculations of Ctesias and on Manetho ? s Egyptian king-lists. Ctesias, a late 5th-century author, is today viewed as ? an amusing liar ...
115. A Terracotta Figurine and a Terracotta Head [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... cut off by centuries from the archaic group. Blegen ? s example was certainly of LH III style, so he could not lower its date. Displacing the other two terracottas, the new one assumed their former, isolated position. It became the sole Mycenaean ? antecedent ? of the later group, ? separated from them by a long interval ? of 500-600 years, during which similar figurines seem not to have been made. 1 In fact, by the present chronological scheme, for nearly two of those intervening centuries, the Greeks seem to have made no figurines of any kind. 2 Blegen was not alone in his dilemma, however. For despite the break in continuity, many authorities note the remarkable similarity of eighth-sixth century terracottas to those of the LH III period a matter which has elicited wonder and sparked debates involving 400-600 years over individual figurines. 3 In 1896 C. Tsountas, excavating among the houses south of Grave Circle A, discovered a brightly painted, nearly-life-size terracotta head of a female (possibly a sphinx), which art historians have ...
116. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... physical evidence. In this lecture he proposed to show how, if the four stratigraphic cultures were correctly assigned, then the Mittani and Medes would prove to be the same people and the great kings Aziru the Martu and Cyrus the Mardian one and the same person. Both kings rose to power at the end of the Mitannian and Median empires respectively, firstly assisting against rebellious nations and then taking over to found the Middle Assyrian and Persian empires respectively. However, despite the detailed history of the Median and Persian empires given by the Greeks, there appear to be no physical traces, making Alexander's conquests of little significance. However, the extent of the Mitannian empire deduced from cuneiform texts of the Amarna period is very similar to that of the fabled Median empire. The details of Aziru are seen in the el-Amarna letters, equated with the Median empire by Heinsohn, and there are many parallels between his history and Cyrus from Greek chronicles. Mitannian strata have been found at Nineveh but, although the Greeks reported that the Medes took Nineveh, nothing has been found ...
117. The Egyptian Prince Moses [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... from the nations. These are sound observations, but Charles fails to set forth immediate reasons why the Jubilees author made his defense. The Reaction to Artapanus. The compelling historical justification for Jubilees nevertheless looms in the near background. The author of Jubilees claimed to be the Angel of Presence. But when we bring him down to a human level we find he was a contemporary of another Jew called Artapanus, who boldly stated that Moses was none other than Hermes, the great Egyptian intellectual who was so highly admired and honored by Greeks and Romans alike. Indeed, the ancient rabbis would have found Jews saying that if Moses as Hermes honored the "gods" of the Gentiles, then why could not we later Jews do the same? At any rate, the author of Jubilees, who represented himself as the Angel of Presence, built an impeccable image for Moses and, incidentally, also for Abraham, about whom we shall have to say something later on. This angelic writer reported that he had personally communicated with Moses, giving him all sorts of ...
118. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... magma. Ancient Apocalypses BBC2 TV, 3.7.01, 27.7.01, 9.8.01, 16.8.01 This interesting series explored what might have caused the apparent sudden demise of several ancient civilisations. The explosion of Thera was blamed, naturally, for the end of the Minoan culture. There is evidence that the eruption was much larger than previously thought and not only did it destroy Santorini itself but would have severely disrupted the culture on Crete. Signs of sacrificed children indicate that the surviving people no longer had faith in the divine authority of their priests and mainland Greeks took advantage of the weakened society. The end of Egypt's Old Kingdom, some orthodox 700 years earlier, was put down to famine due to lack of rainfall and failure of the Nile flood as a result of a sudden climate change, confirming Mandelkehr's work on the evidence of a major catastrophe around 2,200BC. The sudden disappearance of the Maya 1200 years ago, after 2,000 years of history, was again explained by a sudden and drastic climate change, confirmed not only by analysis of lake sediments in Yucatan ...
119. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... regarded as different from the planet Venus of later times, e.g., Isis, Astarte, Aphrodite, etc. Thus we find that Typhon, Tiamat, the Great Red Dragon of China, Mazzaroth etc. were never identified with Isis, etc. As Velikovsky himself pointed out, the ancients spoke of Typhon, Tiamat, etc. (all dragons, serpents, etc. of monstrous size) having been seen in violent conflict with Zeus, Marduk, etc. (all names for the planet Jupiter). But the Greeks not only gave a different parentage to Typhon from those they gave to Athene, Aphrodite, etc., but also affirmed that it was during this great struggle between Typhon and Zeus that Athene was born, fully armed, from the head of Zeus. The major question here is, did the Greeks of that time see Zeus, Typhon and Venus as three separate bodies in the sky? And did they then correctly identify both the planets Jupiter and Venus? For if they did then Venus and Typhon could not have been ...
120. Velikovsky and the Problem of Planetary Identification [Aeon Journal $]
... theories of Immanuel Velikovsky, whose book Worlds in Collision was premised upon the finding that the ancient gods were identified with the various planets, certainly one of Velikovsky's most seminal contributions to the study of myth. Velikovsky's thesis is supported by the fact that the oldest symbols of the gods in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica are stars. (1) That the ancient gods were celestial objects seems obvious; what is not obvious, however, is which gods represent which celestial objects. Velikovsky himself relied extensively upon the testimony of ancient Greeks for his planetary identifications. With little exception, Velikovsky took the statements of Greek writers at face value; thus he accepted the identification of Apollo with the sun, Aphrodite with the Moon, Hera with the Earth, Ares with Mars, Hermes with Mercury, Kronos with Saturn, and Zeus with Jupiter. (2) The one exception, of course, was Athena, whom Velikovsky identified with the planet Venus, rather than with the Moon as per the majority of classical writers. Here we must concur with Velikovsky's judgment ...
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