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... authors reject the identification Dyaus-Pitar= Diaou-Pater= Jupiter= Zeus the father, which seems absolutely infrangible [63. As evidence, this seems very slim pickings from the world of mythology, but is effectively complete. There are other references to bulls, cows, rams and asses; horses also are said to be clearly cometary [64. I might point ... the legend. We might also pick out the various references to a 'kid' (Capricorn?), 'my heifer' (Taurus?), and so on. Mackey's Mythological Astronomy [see note 25 notes that two small stars in Cancer are called 'ASELLI, i.e. the Asses', and suggests that Samson's firebrands and ass's jawbone are the relentless ... post-Velikovskian disasters must be gauged below. They continue rather patronisingly: "Velikovsky and his predecessors might however dimly have been detecting the signal of real events in the noise of ancient myths" [14. The lumping of Velikovsky with his 'predecessors' again shows the scientists' perspective: anyone who had previously dealt with cometary or planetary encounters had priority over Velikovsky ...
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142. The Lord Of Light [Aeon Journal $]
... , Osiris, Horus, Hercules, Bacchus, and Adonis, all of whom he incorrectly assumed to be personifications of the Sun.) 21. S. Langdon, Semitic Mythology (Boston, 1931), pp. 30-32; cf. E. Cochrane, "The Birth of Athena," AEON II:3 (1990), pp. ... of mankind. (93) Of special interest is the fact that the original name of Rome itself was Saturnia-- the city of Saturn. (94) According to mythic tradition: Saturn was supposed to have been king of Italy during the golden age. Driven from the sky by Jupiter he hid himself (latuit) in the country called Latium ... cit., pp. 120-121. 98. Idem, Christianity and Mythology (London, 1900), p. 246. 99. Ibid., note 2. "Mythological confusion was doubtless caused by the meteorological significance of the star, as apart from the deity, who was by many reckoned the chief of the Gods." 100. E.G ...
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143. The Beginning of Time [Aeon Journal $]
... II (N.Y., 1965), pp. 1035-1036. 4. A. Caquot, "Western Semitic Lands: The Idea of the Supreme God," Larousse World Mythology (London, 1972), p. 87. 5. R. Van Over, Sun Songs: Creation Myths From Around the World (N.Y., 1980), ... cosmic scenario entirely different from-- and one can say in opposition to-- the one we are proposing, de Santillana and von Dechend could not help but realize that mythic themes pertained to a "Great Game played over the aeons, a never ending tale of positions and relations, starting from an assigned Time Zero..." (64 ... had earlier noted: It is not for naught that Pherecydes identified Cronus [the same as Kronos with Chronos (Time), whose cycle is defined by the year...The myths and festivals of Cronus-Saturn prove beyond a doubt that he was associated with the turn of the year...for the myth of the Golden Age, which coincided with the beginnings of ...
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144. The Origins of the Latin God Mars [SIS C&C Review $]
... the Latin God Mars by Ev Cochrane Ev Cochrane is the editor and publisher of Aeon. Over the past 15 years he has been pursuing researches in the fields of archaeoastronomy, mythology and biological evolution and has contributed numerous articles to Aeon and Kronos. He is currently preparing a book titled The Many Faces of Venus. The history of classical scholarship reveals a ... people like a fire raging amongst the rushes, may he cleave him asunder with his mighty weapon and shatter his limbs as of a statue of clay." [20 Early mythological texts present a similar picture. The Poem of Erra tells of an armed insurrection led by Erra (an alter ego of Nergal) against the assembly of the gods [21 ... dwelling', that is, the grave.... The various names assigned to him, almost without exception, emphasize this forbidding phase of his nature, and the myths associated with him deal with destruction, pestilence, and death. Naturally, Nergal is also pictured as a god of war, bringing about the results for which he would be ...
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145. Ashton's Bedrock of Myth (Forum) [Aeon Journal $]
... Saturn loomed continuously over the north pole as a rotating crescent. Situated between Earth and Saturn were Venus and Mars with Jupiter hidden behind Saturn! Saturnists believe (1) that mythology preserves the record of that alignment and transition to the present Solar System by 2000 BCE, and (2) that their novel interpretation of ancient myth and sacred symbols (which ... its formation. This is now completely accepted." [111 We've come a long way since 1950. When it comes to the importance of the pole as defined in the mytho-historical record, Ellenberger accuses Talbott of not appreciating the "even more special place in the sky" which is the pole of the ecliptic. This, as he tells us, ... their model by identifying "a single recurring mythical theme not predicted by the model." They simply do not believe that their coherent, internally consistent narrative, based solely on mythological exegesis, can be wrong. Their leading theorist remarked in 1987, at a time when he did not appreciate the difference between zenith and north pole, that "it is ...
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146. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... not just as guilty? As if to stress the above point, Windsor additionally states that when ancient data does not conform to currently popular theory, science consigns such data to mythology "and defines that body of literature as the product of human imagination, without basis in observational fact." And yet, he himself has consigned Saturn's ancient placement to that ... close would simply reconfirm the myth and symbolism of the earlier epoch. Thus, the similarities between early and late catastrophes may cause the later catastrophes to be virtually invisible in a mythological approach to history. This is the proper line of thinking for any scholar who wishes to reexamine Velikovsky's work-- which view throws open the door to the possibility that much ... of late catastrophes (which bore marked similarities with religious traditions) would as easily insist on fitting their new experience into the old traditions. Such is the power of the Saturn myths and the bent of the human mind! Such interpretive power would demand that any extraordinary occurrence be explained in terms of preexisting cultural myths and traditions! Talbott was plainly wrong. ...
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147. Untitled [Uncategorised]
... Thoughts on the Cave of Kamares [Workshop Vol0404 Aitchison, Eric: Assyrian History: the 'Black Hole' [Review V1998n1 Aitchison, J. E.: Pleiades in Aboriginal Mythology [Workshop Vol0503 Anderson, John Lynde and George W Spangler: Radiometric Dating: is the "Decay Constant" Constant? [Pensee Ivr09 Ashton, Roger: Brhaspati [Kronos ... [Workshop W1989no1 Cardona, Dwardu: Planetary Worship [Workshop Vol0603 Cardona, Dwardu: Problem of the Frozen Mammoths [Kronos Vol0104 Cardona, Dwardu: Reflective Canopy Model and the Mytho-historical Record [Aeon Vol0404 Cardona, Dwardu: Rites of Moloch [Kronos Vol0903 Cardona, Dwardu: River of Ocean [Review V1989 Cardona, Dwardu: Road to Saturn (Excerpts ... Kronos Vol1001 Wescott, Roger W.: Aster and Disaster: the Golden Age-II [Kronos Vol1002 Wescott, Roger W.: Aster and Disaster: Toward A Catastrophist Mode of Mythological Interpretation [Kronos Vol0901 Wescott, Roger W.: Doomsday: the Science of Catastrophe by Fred Warshofsky [Kronos Vol0504 Wescott, Roger W.: Earliest Arrival of Celts in ...
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148. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... be so close in the sky that they could be described as battling, especially if they were of different colours. The Irish MacCecht appears to be another of the giants in mythology who are patently a 'sun of night'. The huge body may be equated to the various cosmic mountains and, significantly, he carries a large gold cup, probably the ... perfect description of the fixed god, Saturn. Would a comet hold a position with its tail pointing vertically downwards as seen from Earth long enough to give rise to this all-pervasive mythological image? Bel, or Balor, with his one burning eye, could be a description of a comet but the image of the solitary eye is associated too often with major ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home¦ Issue Contents Letters Comets or configuration? I have been following Phillip Clapham's recent writings about British myths with great interest. I note that he is tending to explain most of the symbols and events in terms of comets and associated meteor streams, following the ideas of Clube and Napier. Whilst ...
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... From: SIS Workshop Vol 6 No 1 (May 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky's Mythology, Accepting the Premise... Chris Boyles "Accepting the premise that the major gods have an astronomical origin...'(1) seems to be the assumption underlying many recent articles in WORKSHOP.(2) Yet it is a premise ... world-wide catastrophe, as Velikovsky predicted. Yet his "Freudian obsessiveness" as Colin Wilson called it(16) led him to overstep the bounds of common sense in interpreting the mythological records. There is no need for sympathetic scholars to compound the error, for this would be to do the man himself a disservice. Notes and References 1. From a ... in the Middle East of two or three millennia ago! 'Everyday' events were, to primitive man, highly mysterious and potentially threatening: of course civilised man would not create myths to explain why the Sun rises every day or why plants grow in summer rather than winter; but early man certainly did just that. The evidence is incontrovertible that primitive societies ...
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... characteristics of the multiplicity of gods who can be directly or indirectly associated with the planet Mars, yet he admits that he has barely scratched the surface. This exercise in comparative mythology, concerned as far as possible solely with the universal figure of the 'warrior-hero', leads the author to the conclusion that the evidence all points strongly towards a picture of a ... Having established that Indra is the Martian war god, Cochrane describes in detail a series of events in his history which can be related to similar events in the stories of other mythic heroes, thus giving clues as to the events which ancient peoples saw happening in the sky. Firstly Indra has an unusual birth. He appears from the side of Prithivi in ... just how these universal factors of the Mars god's behaviour can be interpreted. He builds up what he admits seems an improbable story but it can be seen to fit all subsequent mythological examples in a way which no other explanation has so far done. At the centre of most ancient cosmogonies is the common theme of a world pillar, mountain, tree or ...
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