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71. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 08: THE BULL [Quantavolution Website]
... a deity in the sky is the fact that the Minotaur was called Asterios, or Asterion. Aster is a Greek word for 'star'. Furthermore, Theseus is said to have seized the Minotaur by the hair. The word hair is regularly used to describe the tail of a comet; the word comet is originally Greek for a hairy star. The Latin jubar, fiery mane, is a name of the planet Venus. Juba is a mane, ar is the electrical fire. As well as the Egyptians, the early Greeks saw the object in the sky as a bull, but their way of dealing with the situation was different. Traces of the early experiences and attitudes are found in Greek tragedy, and in the games. At the start of the Great Dionysia, the Athenian drama festival, a bull and a goat were sacrificed to Dionysus. The horns of a goat can be particularly suggestive of the protuberances of a comet, and stags too were sacrificed, especially in countries farther north. The dramatic technique of the Greeks, their action ...
72. Is the Tribe of Dan Homer's Danaanians? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... prophecy claimed the Dan tribe would leap from Bashan like a lion's whelp. We will see where the lion whelped. Another biblical story shows the closeness between Dan and Tyre. When Solomon asked King Hiram of Tyre to build the holy Temple, Hiram sent an architect (also named Hiram) who was half Danite and half Tyrian. The last story to help reconstruct the tribe's activities is Ezekiel's message about the fall of Tyre. Describing Tyre's trading partners, Ezekiel in one verse links Dan with Javan. The Javan are definitely Ionian Greeks, and we will see that Danites in fact lived in Greece with the Ionians. A Few Way-Marks on the Way to Greece We first stop at Ugarit, an ancient Phoenician seaport near the present Syrian-Turkish border. The Arabic name for Ugarit is Ras Shamra. Schaeffer excavated the site and found many texts; one of the most important mythological texts described the Dynasty of Ugarit-- headed by a person named Dan el. I felt this was an unmistakable link to Dan, and when I discovered a theory that Danel's homeland ...
73. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1988 No 2 (Jan 1989) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volume 1 The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, by Martin Bernal. Free Association Books, 26 Freegrove Road, London N7 9RQ, (1987). A controversial book, fiercely criticised in the correspondence columns of The Guardian, which argues against the standard view that classical Greek civilisation was the product of the conquest of the Greeks by vigorous Indo- Aryan peoples from the north. Bernal notes, instead, that the Greeks derived their ideas from the Egyptians, and he traces the history of the Aryan conquest idea. The Dinosaur Heresies by Robert Bakker. Reprinted in paperback by Penguin (Harmondsworth, 1988). Nearly all you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs: were they cold or warm blooded, could they run, what is their relationship to the birds, and how do they fit with the Gould/Eldredge ideas on 'punctuated equilibrium'? Well illustrated and highly readable. Cosmic Blueprint by ...
74. I. Velikovsky: "The Dark Age of Greece" [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . But the main question is about the interrelation between Velikovsky ? s chronological system and the single historical facts. Or in other words: does this system solve the concrete difficulties in our approach to ancient history? The present book tries to solve such a serious problem, namely, does the so-called dark age of Greece really exist? Is the supposed span between Mycenae and classical Greece too long? Are we not in this case victim of a false Egyptian chronology, which was invented by Egyptian patriots in order to show that the Greeks were in comparison with the Egyptians mere children? Was the history of Egypt in reality much shorter than it is supposed today? If this could be shown, then the problem of the dark age of Greece would disappear. Only open-minded specialists can reject or accept Velikovsky ? s solutions. One thing is clear: the new book treats a real problem. It was not its author who created it. The whole complex of questions was re-opened by the decipherment of the Linear B script, when it was definitely shown that the ...
75. BYWAYS OF ELECTRICITY [Quantavolution Website]
... pillar, can also, with a change of accent, mean 'going'. Electrical displays, travelling through the sky, could be the explanation of the similarity. Temple columns were thought of as supports for heaven. The Egyptian pylon, or gateway, is seb (Greek hepta= seven). The pulvinaria or capitals of the columns may suggest the cushions on which deities reposed. SOME PASSAGES OF INTEREST IN THE ILIAD VII: 44 ff.: Apollo suggests to Athene that they should rouse Hector to challenge one of the Greeks to a duel. Athene has no objection to the idea. Helenos, Priam's son, understood (put together in his mind) the plan that the gods intended. Helenos told Hector of this, assuring him that it was not yet the time for him to die, "for I heard this from the voice of immortal gods." X: 313: Hector offers a reward to anyone who will make a night reconnaissance of the Greek ships. Dolon volunteers. He takes his bow (line 333), puts ...
76. Old World Maps -- A Response to Charles Ginenthal [The Velikovskian $]
... D) Off N.E. Brazil (0, 37.72 W), X) Siberia (55.67 N, 52.28 E), B) Greenland Sea (73 N, 10 E) and C) Yukon (63 N, 135 W). LONGITUDE Most kingdoms considered themselves to be the center of the world; and when the time came for map making, they set themselves in the "center." Nothing could be done about the Equator, it was where it was; but longitude is an abstract matter. The Greeks put their Prime Meridian through Alexandria; the Portuguese through Lisbon; the Spanish through Madrid; the French through Paris and the English through Greenwich (virtually, London). By the 1800s, the British had control of the world sea lanes. Their Admiralty Charts were the finest and their Prime Meridian was (and is) Greenwich. All the important seagoing nations used British charts, but the French and Spanish did not give up on Paris and Madrid as the Prime Meridians on their (marked up British Admiralty) charts until ...
77. Celestial Events in the Iliad [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Celestial Events in the Iliad The eighth century, starting with -776, was together with the beginning of the seventh a period of great natural upheavals. Populations migrated, partly to Asia Minor, and other populations descended from the north. The siege of Troy might therefore have been an effort of the Greeks to plant a foothold on the coast of Asia Minor. The true time of the events recounted in the Iliad was the second half of the eighth and the beginning of the seventh centuries before the present era. In Worlds in Collision an effort was made to recognize in the description of theomachy and of the natural phenomena that accompanied the battle of the gods, the events that took place in the sky and on earth between -747 and -687. 1 The Trojan War was waged to the accompaniment of blows exchanged by the planetary gods Earth (Hera), Moon (Aphrodite), Venus (Athene), Mars (Ares) and Jupiter (Zeus). These celestial phenomena could not have taken place in the sky over Troy alone: the entire ...
78. Morning Star* [Aeon Journal $]
... by Cardona," (1) is still being challenged. This belief has been called a "big lie that drastically oversimplifies ancient religion." "According to A. B. Cook," this critic continues, "Zeus and Kronos were originally general sky gods whose nature underwent a long evolution with their names becoming associated with planets at a late date." So often has this allegation been made that I am growing tired of having to counteract it. In various publications, I have repeatedly demonstrated how, among the Greeks, the gods' identity with the planets was forgotten, only to be rediscovered by Aristotle. (2) Those who have tried to fault Aristotle on this issue had no reason to. The issue, however, goes well beyond the Greeks who, after all is said and done, came somewhat late on the ancient historical scene. The AssyroBabylonians were much older. That they, also, venerated the planets is well known. As N. H. Snaith succinctly phrased it: "All the Mesopotamian deities, without ...
79. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 12: CATASTROPHE, MYTH AND SKY [Quantavolution Website]
... idolatry of the Jews, Isaiah appears to refer to the practice of incubation, on a mountain top, or, as in Babylon, on a ziggurat [tower of Babel. In LVII: 7 he writes: "upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice". It is probable that Minos paid similar visits to mountain top shrines. There is an Egyptian reference to "the god on the top of the staircase". Zeus, chief deity of the Greeks, god of order and justice, had the thunderbolt as his weapon against the monsters. The thunderbolt is shown by Greeks in the hand of Zeus, generally like the lines of force of a bar magnet, as revealed by iron filings on a piece of card held over the magnet. But it also appears as an almond-shaped object, suggesting a plasmoid, appropriate for exchanges at long distance and of great power. The Greek amygdale, almond, may be the Egyptian ames, sceptre, gad, a name of Baal ...
80. Some Notes on the Revised Chronology (part one) [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... as the son of Sethos. Velikovsky is thus recognising two kings as one individual with an alternative or second name, who are also to be accepted as grandfather and grandson. I challenge this quite unacceptable identification. 2) On pages 196-202 of Ramses II and His Time, Velikovsky attempts to combine the Libyan campaigns of Merenptah and Apries. His quotes from Herodotus IV, 159 ignore the vital portion, which makes it quite clear that the Libyans placed themselves under the rule of Apries who then came to their aid against the Cyrenaean Greeks. Merenptah was opposed to the Libyans, while Apries was their ally/overlord against the Greeks of Cyrene. 3) On pages 115-118 of Ramses II and His Time, Velikovsky attempts to prove that Nebuchadrezzar as Hattusilis III was placed "at the head of a part of the empire" by his brother. He ruled the 'Upper Land'- either Assyria or some part of Anatolia. By later identifying Nebuchadrezzar as king of Assyria, Velikovsky limits the locality of the 'Upper Land'. The quotes from the autobiography of ...
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