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121. The Female Star [Aeon Journal $]
... mythical themes commemorate specific historical events witnessed by ancient man the world over-- namely, spectacular cataclysms associated with the respective planets. The Lady of Heaven A survey of the mythology surrounding Venus reveals a vast set of endlessly recurring themes: the planet as mother goddess; the planet as agent of death and destruction; the planet as "eye" of ... offered a similar conclusion: "In theory the Skidi Pawnee ceremonies all have as their object the performance either through drama or through ritual of the acts which were performed in the mythological age. The ritual is a formal method of restating the acts of the supernatural beings in early times, and by this recitation of a ritual the deities of the heavens have ... planet Venus by the ancient Greeks themselves. [52 Her intimate connection with Ares (Mars) is abundantly attested in early Greek cult. [53 Recalling Eliade's finding that Creation myths typically commemorate events believed to have "really happened," it is significant to note that similar beliefs prevailed among the Pawnee. Thus Linton observes that the rite of human sacrifice ...
122. Aphrodite Urania [Aeon Journal $]
... marble now in the Louvre.) Star of Lamentation If the cult of Aphrodite reflects ancient conceptions associated with the planet Venus, it must be expected that knowledge of that planet's mythology will help explain specific details in the goddess' cult. Consider, for example, Aphrodite's important role as a lamenting goddess, most obvious in the traditions surrounding Adonis, a ... common denominator necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the goddess' mythical attributes. In this series of essays, we intend to show that the majority of the symbolic images and mythological themes associated with the mother goddess-- including the various forms of the goddess personified by the Greek figures enumerated above-- have their origin in ancient conceptions associated with the ... goddess, long since suppressed in her popular cult. Both features would appear to reflect the goddess' original identification with the planet Venus. Aphrodite Comaetho One of the most famous myths associated with Durga-Kali finds her slaying Mahisa, a would-be lover in bovine form. There the goddess can be found threatening her victim while stating: "I will take away your ...
123. Child of Saturn (Part V) [Kronos $]
... ), p. 221. 4. The identification of Athene as Venus needs no further evidence to the readers of this periodical. 5. J. Gray, Near Eastern Mythology (London, 1969), p. 74. 6. Ibid, p. 78. 7. L. Delaporte, "Phoenician Mythology," New Larousse Encyclopedia of ... of the ancient Near East, including Egypt. There is, however, one Ugaritic myth in which Anat is called the mother of Baal.(25) Since these Canaanite myths so often associate Anat with this brother/consort/son of hers, it behooves us to ask: Who was this Baal? The identity of Baal as Saturn has been ... dilemma raised by Anat's conflicting relationships to the Saturnian deity? Why do I even include her in this study which has been stated to be a quest in search of Venus' mythical progenitor? Tanit's divine parents, it might as well be told right now, seem to be entirely unknown. On the other hand, Tanit was not exactly a goddess without ...
124. A Reading of the Pyramid Texts [Pensee]
... , among the least riven by the split between matter and spirit which is now our danger. For the Egyptians astronomy, the precise notation of heavenly movements, was inseparable from mythology, the theory of divine motivations, for the simple reason that all heavenly bodies were divine. And mythology was equally inseparable from historiography, the precise notation of human actions, ... of Egypt, is possible and has parallels in a number of other countries. My main reason for suggesting that unification might have followed fairly directly after the deluge comes from the mythological data in the king lists. Most of the gods preceding Menes as divine kings are associated with the Osirian deluge legend. The fact that almost every king from Menes on identified ... materialism would seem initially to be its necessary philosophical stance. Therapy based on such an analysis will have to keep stressing that the actions of the future must be liberated from the myths of the past, because these myths about divine events are in fact misinterpretations of purely material occurrences. It will have to keep casting our ancestors in the role of fools of ...
125. The Hamon-Gabriel-Mars Connection (Forum) [Kronos $]
... is, of course, nothing shameful in this but his apprenticeship is a far cry from the seasoned knowledge required to properly understand both Velikovsky's method and the principles involved in comparative mythology. In the matter we have been pursuing, Forrest confesses that, at the time he penned his first volume, he forgot all about Trachtenberg (concerning the Gaonic tradition mentioned ... '(18) Stephen Langdon's Semitic Mythology, published in 1931, had come to his rescue. Had the association of Nergal with the planet Mars been one of those obscure mythological curiosities, one might have sympathised with Forrest. But this is such a well-known fact, that having discovered it only after he had already typed 78 pages, one is bound ... are legitimate questions but the answers to them would take us well beyond the realm of this debate. After all, I have not yet delineated, and hardly analysed, the myths pertaining to Kartikeya in my slowly-unfolding scenario. But I can promise Isenberg that the items he seems so much concerned with will be clarified in time. Do not misunderstand me. ...
126. Schizophrenia and the Fear of World Destruction [Kronos $]
... ."(4) It was Campbell's suggestion, however, that "if a doctor is to be helpful in this way, he has to understand the image language of mythology... to understand what the fragmentary signs and signals signify that his patient... is trying to bring forth in order to establish some kind of contact. Interpreted ... vital balance."(5) In his previous writings, Campbell had already noted that "among primitive hunting peoples it is largely from the psychological experiences of shamans that the mythic imagery and rituals of their ceremonial life derive. The shaman is a person (either male or female) who in early adolescence underwent a severe psychological crisis.. ." ... New York Academy of Sciences. Much to his "considerable amazement," Campbell "learned, on reading it, that the imagery of schizophrenic fantasy perfectly matches that of the mythological hero journey, which [he had outlined and elucidated, back in 1949, in The Hero with a Thousand Faces."(2) My own had been a work ...
127. Indra and Brhaspati (Forum) [Kronos $]
... equating one deity with another. The fact remains that Isenberg's objection concerns an equation which has neither been proposed, nor is liable to be easily accepted, by students of Hindu mythology. At this point I would like to be blunt and ask: So what? Are we, in our mytho-planetary identifications, bound to follow in the same rut which has ... the Greek identification-- "via Heinrich Zimmer and Apollodorus"- of Indra as Zeus as a "buttress" of Ashton's thesis. As I have shown elsewhere, the mythological birth and early history of Indra actually duplicates that of Zeus. (7) Like his Roman descendant, Zeus also personified the planet Jupiter. If Isenberg cannot accept this comparison ... A. Isenberg,"Devi and Venus," KRONOS II:1 (Aug. 1976), pp. 89-103. 2. W. D. O'Flaherty, Hindu Myths (Harmondsworth, 1976), p. 341. 3. Rig Veda, X:108:6. NOTE: It is only fair to state that Griffith, in ...
128. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... II No. 2, and 'Geological Genesis', Tresman, C&CW 1993:1) which accepts that prior to the Venus cometary imagery there was an earlier flood mythology which appeared to be associated with Saturn. Many gods translated as Sun gods have characteristics which do not fit our present Sun and seem better explained by another radiant body, which ... . In the myths connecting Solomon to Shamir, the details only serve to reinforce the point which Birgit Liesching made in C&CR 1998:1, that Solomon is a mythological character who relates more to the Saturn or Polar Configuration than to real history. That Solomon contacted god on top of a mountain, just like Moses, and was subsequently renowned ... have to be decided on other grounds and in some other context. Lynn E. Rose, Solana Beach, California Configuratively speaking I have written before about the inadequacy of interpreting myths only in terms of comets and meteors ('Comets or Configuration', C&CR 1996:1, p. 64). In the same issue (p. 33) ...
129. The Poem of Erra [Aeon Journal $]
... : Aeon I:5 (Sep 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents The Poem of Erra Ev Cochrane In our previous essay we presented the outlines of a comprehensive theory of the mythology of the hero. We began our investigation by comparing Heracles, the greatest of Greek heroes, with Gilgamesh, the most famous of Oriental heroes. Evidence gathered from ancient chroniclers ... myth, and cult, indicates that Heracles and Gilgamesh were in reality but personifications of the planet Mars, and their mythological careers a commemoration of cataclysms associated with that planet. (1) In the present essay we shall continue this line of investigation by considering the Akkadian Erra, the bellicose hero of the Poem of Erra. One of the most remarkable ... imagery-- much of which strikes at the very heart of ancient conceptions of kingship-- has yet to be recognized. The Reversal of Order A common motive of cosmological myths is a reversal of order; typically, a period of chaos and instability following close upon the death, disappearance, or temporary disablement of the king of the gods-- ...
130. Apollo and the Planet Mars [Aeon Journal $]
... traditionally been understood as a god of light and culture, such a derivation hardly seemed satisfactory. W. Max Muller, for example, a leader of the solar school of mythology and firm believer in the solar nature of Apollo, observed: "The ancients derived Apollon from apollonai in the sense of destroyer... Phonetically there is nothing to be ... in Greek cult. Strabo, however, records the existence of ass-sacrifice among the Carmanian culture, where they were offered to Ares. (52) Apollo and Ares share several mythological deeds in common as well. In the traditional account of the tragic demise of Adonis, for example, Ares is said to have become enraged over that god's erotic hold on ... thus Jastrow summarizes the ancient conception of Nergal as follows: "The various names assigned to him, almost without exception, emphasize the forbidding phase of his nature, and the myths associated with him deal with destruction, pestilence, and deathIn Babylonian astrology, he is identified with the planet Mars, and the omen-literature shows that Mars in ancient days, as ...
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