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1. The Crescent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... is the vast summit of the Himalaya, from which the Ganges flows. The Hindus deemed this towering mass Chandrasichara, the "mountain of the Moon," while two small hillocks of this lofty region receive the title Somagiri, the "Mountains of the Moon." (40) At work is the cosmic image of a crescent moon resting upon a great mountain and thereby forming a cleft summit. "... The figure presented to their imagination, would be a conical peak terminating in two points formed by the two horns of the crescent." (41) Consistent with the universal sun-in-crescent, the great father himself stands midway between the peaks of the right and left, states Faber. (42) One thus derives the images and as the simplest renderings of the "Mountain of the Crescent." Every student of ancient symbolism, of course, will recognize these as images of global distribution, presented in an infinite number of variations. 62. Babylonian pillared crescents 65. Pillared crescent, from Peru 63. Sabaean altar, with pillared ...
2. The Domestication of Cattle. Interdisciplinary Evidence in Support of Catastrophism [SIS C&C Review $]
... was deliberately undertaken for religious motives. In contrast, nineteenth-century materialistic economic theories would have had early man domesticating cattle gradually for economic reasons via hunting and, later, a nomadic, herding way of life, but the tools of modern science are here used to effect in substantiating Hahn's synthesis of ancient religions, archaeology, zoology and cultural history to show that the Urus, a large, wild, intractable animal formerly spread widely throughout Asia, Europe and north Africa, was originally sought out for sacrificial purposes because of its enormous crescent-shaped horns. A pertinent argument in favour of this view is the fact that several other herd species such as bison, which were either more common or very much easier to tame, but which did not possess large crescent horns, were not domesticated at this earlier period. Relief from Deir el-Bahn showing Hatshepsut suckled by the goddess Hathor, depicted as a cow with large crescent-shaped horns. The religious importance of the crescent horns is evidenced by the prominence of horns on masks and other ritual garments and the frequency of worship on horned altars ...
3. On testing The Polar configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... (i.e., these meanings are entirely dependent upon a particular relationship of the crescent to the central sun and supporting pillar). 17. The spectacular appearance of Saturn within the pillared crescent must have inspired many previously-unexplained mythical images, all mysteriously linked to each other. What are the primary mythical forms which our model would explain through this image? The most common and fundamental include: Giant bird standing upright (on its tail feathers), with outstretched wings God or goddess with outstretched wings Pillar or mountain supporting a pair of horns The Bull of Heaven, with the sun between its horns God or goddess with upraised or outstretched arms Heaven sustaining giant bearing sun god and/or celestial band on his shoulders Sun god in cosmic ship resting on a pillar or mountain Twin peaks or cleft peak of the world mountain (Faber's "Mountain of the Moon.") There are, of course, many other important mythical themes which, if they are to explained by the model, would appear to have their reference in the same components of the polar configuration ...
4. The Burning Bush [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... and actually in Christian times the saints are represented with a halo around their heads. Of Zarathustra it is also said that he was burned by fire, but not consumed by it, during his stay on a mountain. (1) Mountains themselves often possess a ? halo ?; and actually, Charles Beke went to Arabia in 1874 in search of Mount Sinai, and believed to have discovered it in Mount Seir, a mountain with an electrical halo. Michelangelo portrayed Moses on his famous statue, presently in Rome, with horns over his forehead. As many artists, he was misled by the translation of the word keren (plural karnaim), which in Hebrew can mean both ? horn ? and ? ray.? What the scriptural writer had in mind when he described Moses descending from Mount Sinai was most certainly a halo of rays of light. In the aggadic or legendary material not included in the Scriptures, Moses and Aaron, appearing before the Pharaoh, had already faces that were illuminated, or glowed in the dark. The Biblical narrative ...
5. Binomial Coefficients, Permutations and Combinations in Elam and Babylon [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Daniel after the order of that [vision which appeared to me before [2.and I looked in the vision and it was when I looked. (First Program-- THE RAM) A I was at Shushan (Susa) in the palace which is in the province of [lam and I looked in the vision and B I was by the river of Ulai [3.then I lifted up my eyes and looked and C behold a ram was standing before the river and D on it (were) two horns and E the two horns (were) high but F one (was) higher than the other and G the higher one came up last [4.I saw H the ram butting westward and I northward and J southward so that all beasts might not stand before him and K none could deliver from his hand and L he did by his will and M became great [5.and I was considering and N behold a male goat came from the west over the face of all the earth and O did not ...
6. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 08: THE BULL [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS A FIRE NOT BLOWN... Investigations of Sacral Electrical Roots in Ancient Languages of the Mediterranean Region by Hugh Crosthwaite Chapter 8 THE BULL Bull leaping, as performed at Knosos, involved grasping the horns and performing a somersault onto the bull's back. It may have been a rite in which magical power was obtained from the horns of the bull which the leaper grasped. More than one meaning of the ceremony is possible. It may have been symbolic of apotheosis or resurrection. Dionysus, the god who could appear in the form of a bull, as implied in the Bacchae of Euripides, raised Ariadne to the sky. Europa rode on a bull. It is possible that the seizing of the bull's horns and riding on its back symbolised the obtaining of control of the animal to prevent it from doing damage [to individuals but also to the earth. In the absence of more specific literary information than we have, it is hard to say with certainty that any one explanation is correct. All may ...
7. The Crescent II [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... ship with the bull or cow of heaven. Prehistoric drawings from Egypt continually relate the ship to a horned creature and later Egyptian art continued the theme. (13) 92. The Mesopotamian great gods sail in the horned ship. The same connection occurs in many Scandinavian rock drawings. A rock picture from the Nubian desert south of Kerma shows the ship so placed on the back of a bull that the boat and the galloping animal are one. (14) The Sumero-Babylonian Nannar or Sin, esteemed as the bull with glistening horns, is also "the shining bark of the heavens." (15) "May you ferry over by means of the Great Bull," reads an Egyptian Pyramid Text. (16) Another declares: "the Bull of the sky has bent down his horn that he may pass over thereby...," (17) while a Coffin Text celebrates the "long-horn which supports the bark of Anubis." (18) Many years ago G.S. Faber, examining ancient symbolism of the ship, wrote ...
8. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... Not even a pinprick of light penetrated his cave, says a legend, or else he would have been consumed when Yahweh and his retinue passed by; still the intensity of illumination was such that "he caught the reflection of it so that from its radiance his face began to shine." [6 When he descends, the people recoil from him in fright and awe. His countenance is radiant. He has a halo- the first halo, and the only one on earth- Neher states enthusiastically. Others give Moses horns on this occasion. Michelangelo's great conception of Moses depicts him with horns. Why didn't the Jews and Catholics complain of this? Daiches presents an unconvincing etymological argument [7. All the medieval and Renaissance scholars and churchmen, led astray by St. Jerome, read a word wrong: Karen (H) is a verb meaning "shone" or "gave forth rays of light"; the noun keren means "horn" or ray of light" (Ex. 34: 35). He objects to deriving the ...
9. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 12: CATASTROPHE, MYTH AND SKY [Quantavolution Website]
... the earth. The wearing of horned helmets, masks and bulls' tails is an instance of mimesis. If all else fails, if you can't beat them, join them. Furthermore, resemblance to a divine phenomenon instilled obedience, reverence and fear in servants, subjects and enemies. In Jeremiah's book, chapter I, the prophet sees a seething pot in the sky. The tripod cauldron, Greek lebes, lebet-, is El's house, El beit. In Latin it is cortina, which suggests the Greek kerata, horns, and in-, force. The Topprakali cauldron has bulls' heads round the rim. The Minotaur was probably a man wearing a mask, horns and tail. The name of the Minotaur, Asterios, or the neuter form Asterion, and the fact that Theseus seized it by the hair, support the view that phenomena in the sky were involved and were models for imitation. The constellation of the Great Bear, circling round the Pole Star, was referred to in Egypt as the Lord of the Thigh. It ...
10. The Pyramid Age [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... (= Minos and Taur-us, the constellation of the Bull etc) and that part of the sky which astrology assigns to ge-Mini (including Orion/Osiris). Herodotus appears at this point to have historified religio-myth associated with the 12th Dynasty Labyrinth and its parallels in the early palaces on Crete during the Middle Bronze period. The argument could then be made that Herodotus began Egyptian history in the Middle Kingdom and half a millennium after Dynasty 4 and the Pyramid age. Amun Re rose to prominence in the Middle Kingdom associated with ram's horns (horns that spiralled): see also Eric Crew's review of The Goddess of the Stones, Workshop 1991:2, p. 13. Cup and ring carvings on megalithic age stones, the spiral as a symbol, horns and rosettes etc became favourite motifs in diverse lands. Emmet, on p. 16, actually mentions the decapitation legend of Perseus and Medusa, and Lugh and Balor, associating them with a celestial event. Amun Re may represent the decapitated Atum Re of Old Kingdom Egypt. Atum Re was described ...
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