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31. John Holbrook [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The first of these events of which any remembrance remains occurred at the end of a period during which the terrestrial sky was dominated by a celestial body which the ancients called Uranus. Although the exact nature of this event is unknown, this body lost its dominant place in the terrestrial sky it may have become the planet which we now call Uranus; and Saturn took its place. (The following names were applied to Saturn by the ancients: Khima [Hebrews; Osiris [Egyptians; Baal [Assyrians and Babylonians; Chronos [Greeks and Saturn [Romans.) The period which followed this event was called hte Age of Chronos by the Greeks. Saturn was far more massive then than it is now; and it probably moved much closer to the earth then than it does now. Possibly Saturn and Jupiter formed a binary system of dark stars; and/or the earth orbited Saturn rather than the sun. During this period, it never rained on earth; men were vegetarians; and dinosaurs still moved about the globe. The Age of Chronos ended ...
32. More Than One Typhon [SIS Internet Digest $]
... a connection still not acceptable, considering the ancients described the same event in two ways? Cardona Replies: Well, here, the bottom line appears to be simply this: While the comet called Typhon (that is, Comet Set) and the GREEK Typhon were NOT one and the same object, it will turn out that the GREEK Typhon was also a comet. More than that, the GREEK Typhon will turn out to have been cometary Venus in disguise. The comet called Set, on the other hand, which the Greeks also alluded to as Typhon, was NOT Venus. This is why I said the matter is a little bit complicated. The complication, however, arose simply because the Greeks, for reasons of their own, referred to the Egyptian Set as Typhon. DE Davis wrote: If I read Worlds in Collision right (and it's easy to be dazzled by Velikovsky, and thus get confused as to what is evidence and what is reconstruction...) The chain of reasoning for linking the Exodus events with Venus is: ...
33. Historical Supplement [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... Velikovsky Historical Supplement OEDIPUS OR AKHNATON? In 1960 Velikovsky published Oedipus and Akhnaton which was based on research that was done when he first came to the United States in 1939. This work had been set aside when the clues that eventually led to the publication of Ages in Chaos and Worlds in Collision were discovered. In Oedipus and Akhnaton, Velikovsky identified the legendary character, Oedipus, as the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaton and suggested that the so called Oedipus legend was not a legend, but possibly the life-story of Akhnaton as told by the Greeks. This work is almost totally independent of Velikovsky's other books. There is one major connection to Ages in Chaos and perhaps a minor connection to Worlds in Collision the latter being, that, if the equation is valid, it is one more indication that many of the ancient legends have some basis in fact. If the reconstruction of Egyptian history, as presented in Ages in Chaos (and earlier in the Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History), is basically sound, then the Oedipus legend could have sprung Up in ...
... correct, is purely inferential and unsupported by available evidence; and (2) The writing Dnyn does not account for the first syllable 'A-- of "Athenians"-- I would expect to see this syllable (" smooth breathing"+ a) to be indicated by; at the beginning of the word.(4) A final word on this subject: While Velikovsky wishes to be specific in equating the Dnyn with the "Athenians," the more traditional interpretation of the word as "Danaeans"= "Greeks" would not adversely affect the context of Velikovsky's argumentation at this point of Peoples of the Sea. Within the context of his reconstruction of history, Velikovsky seems to avoid the traditional interpretation because the word "Danaeans" is "Homeric" or "Archaic" (p. 53). However, the Homeric tradition was so well kept up among the Greeks, the epics being universally a cornerstone of education, that there is no reason why this venerable word might not have been transmitted by Greeks to the Egyptian scribes at ...
35. Quotes [SIS Internet Digest $]
... something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.-- Albert Einstein. In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature the oldest.-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) Kids' Quotes: Actual quiz answers Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he reached Canada. Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth. Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline. Eventually, the Romans conquered the Greeks. History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long ...
36. A Note on the "Land of Punt" [Kronos $]
... certain imported goods appears already in the Linear B texts as ponika (= phoinika), which also meant, along with the form ponikija, 'painted crimson, dyed crimson'. Ventris and Chadwick, therefore, correctly stated that ponika was 'probably a loanword'.. ." (7) If, then, the term phoinix ('Phoenician') "can no longer be considered a Greek word, its source must be sought, most probably, among the very people who were famous as crimson and purple dyers and whom the Greeks called Phoinikes. Now Hebrew puwwa, Arabic fuwwa, is the name of Rubia tinctorum L., or dyer's madder, a herbaceous plant at home in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt, one of the most common sources of red dye and imitation purple in antiquity. Pwt appears as early as Ugarit in a context that firmly establishes its meaning as 'madder-dyed textile.' A Hebrew clan of Galilee (which was contiguous to Phoenicia) bore the name of Puwwa, or Pû'a, and is quoted next to Tôla`, ...
37. Some Preliminary Remarks About Thera and Atlantis [Kronos $]
... the 6th century B.C. In order to equate this account with the eruption of Thera, one would need to discount the semi-fabulous part; shrink a huge island to a tiny one; physically transport it from the Atlantic Ocean to the East Mediterranean; change its mode of destruction from quake and flood to massive volcanic explosion; divide the 9,000 years by 10 without any textual justification and despite its "ring of truth" (not as real history but as the very type of thing that Egyptians of that day told the Greeks),(4) then, still subtract 500 years from this figure to fit the revised chronology; and explain why an island which is and always has been perfectly visible, and which, in the 6th century B.C., supported a vigorous population of seafarers was said to be totally submerged. Plato's references to the Atlanteans' conquest of Western Europe and North Africa are archaeologically undetectable for any period, and the statement that Athens then ruled Greece seems untrue for any time much earlier than Plato's own day both according to ...
38. The Spring Of Ares [Kronos $]
... Theban god analogous to Dionysus, who was also associated with Ares, the added association of Kadmos with the same Ares raises fundamental questions concerning the origins of Greek religion and myth.(9) That Ares was originally a celestial body is suggested by a Homeric hymn in which the god is described as a fiery sphere among the planets.(3) This fiery nature links Ares to Mars, described as the fiery planet par excellence in both Babylonian and Greek astronomy. And, in fact, this identification was made by the Greeks themselves as early as the fifth century B.C.(4) Having already identified Kadmos with Saturn,(41) we are led to ask what connection there might have been between this planet and Ares/Mars. The celestial aspect of Ares also leads us to ask whether the spring and hill linked to him were somehow related to the planet. Were this question to be raised solely because of Theban tradition, it would hardly deserve to be taken seriously. As we will soon find out, however, Kadmos' palace ...
39. The Rings of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Rings of Saturn One instance of the Saturn myth can be verified with the help of a small telescope: Saturn is in chains. Instead of solving anything, this fact presents a new problem that demands a solution. How did the ancient Greeks and Romans know that Saturn is encircled by rings? (1) It is strange that this question was not asked before. (2) The existence of these rings around Saturn became known in modern times only in the seventeenth century, after the telescope was invented. They were first seen, but misunderstood, by Galileo (3) and understood by Huygens. (4) If the myth did not by mere chance invent these rings, the Greeks must have seen them. The last case could be true if the Greeks or some other oriental people possessed lenses adapted for the observation of celestial bodies, or if the rings around Saturn were visible to the naked eye at some time in the past today they are not visible without magnifying instruments. There are cases of exact observations by the Chaldeans which ...
40. Mycenae and Scythia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... References Herodotus, The Histories, Bk. IV, ch. 5. The Araxus may be either the Oxus, which flows through today ? s Afghanistan, or the Volga. In the reign of Sargon II (-722 to -705). T. T. Rice, The Scythians (London, 1975), p. 44. E. g., Altan Oba ? The Golden Barrow ?) and Tsarskij Kurgan (? Royal Barrow ?). See Rice, The Scythians; E. H. Minns (Scythian and Greeks, Cambridge, 1913, p. 194) also considered the plan of the tombs to be of Mycenaean derivation. Rice, The Scythians, p. 96. M. Rostovzeff, Iranians and Greeks in South Russia (Oxford, 1922) p. 78. Similar ? Mycenaean type ? constructions of the Scythians were found in Bulgaria (at Lozengrad), and in Asia Minor (Pontus. Caria and Lycia) Ibid., p. 77. R. Durn in Jahrhefte der k. Arch. Instituts zu Wien ...
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