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251. Child of Saturn (Part III) [Kronos $]
... Hindus themselves, as the proper name of this particular goddess. But actually "devi", the feminine of "deva", merely means "goddess". In Hindu mythology, any goddess and there are Vast numbers of them- is a devi. The use of this word as a proper name signifies the Goddess in much the same way we ... linked with... the Devi must also be identified with the planet Venus..."(10) It must be remembered, however, that in both the mythological context and Velikovsky's cosmology, Saturn preceded Venus. The Mahadevi must therefore first have been Saturn before her name(s) and characteristics passed on to Venus. This raises three ... female divinities had served as the objects or instruments of divine struggles from the earliest times... But when the Goddess came into her element in the medieval period these early myths were retold in a new light...",(12) This, if nothing else, explains why the Goddess was known under a "legion" of names ...
252. Alexander and the Amazons: Ancient Belief and Modern Analysis [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:4 (Apr 1996) Home¦ Issue Contents Alexander and the Amazons: Ancient Belief and Modern Analysis Tammy Jo Eckhart Introduction Amazon mythology (1) is commonly encountered in the writings and art of the ancient Greeks and Romans. While the abundance of writers who mention Amazons indicates that the ancients considered them an important race, ... with these Amazons. The first group of questions concerns the very existence of Amazons: are they a historical people? Did these encounters really occur? The second group concerns their mythological basis: how can Alexander have met these Amazons if several earlier writers describe the race's destruction at the hands of heroes or other nations? Are these the same Amazons as those ... of Alexander's journey, but also provides an example of the ancient's approach to mythology. This paper will examine each of Alexander's encounters with the Amazons individually and propose conclusions concerning the myths by using the following method: first, each writer's account will be quoted, in English translation, (11) and discussed; then the writer's views concerning the events and ...
253. Chapter XXIX: the Mythology of Isis and Osiris [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter XXIX The Mythology of Isis and Osiris A LONG parenthesis has been necessary in order to inquire fully into the yearly festivals of the Egyptian priests, the relation of the feasts to the rising of stars, and the difficulties which arose from the fact that a true year was not in use till quite late. It is now time to return to ... possessed; and it is also, I think, pretty clear that future astronomical study will enable us to write the history of those changes which are now hidden by that tremendous mythological difficulty, which has not yet been faced. That, of course, is not the only difficulty, because the question is clouded by the absence of authentic dates and the ... , for such were the rising stars par excellence. All the goddesses so symbolised are either different forms of Isis or Hathor, or represent goddesses who personify or bring before us mythologically stars the rising of which was observed at the dawn at some time of the year or another. But it must be added that these goddesses are not always represented with this ...
254. The Genie Of The Pivot [Kronos $]
... ). 5. Ibid., p. 7 (Fasti I. 65). 6. G. Howe& G. A. Harrer, A Handbook of Classical Mythology( 1947), p. 144. 7. Macrobius, The Saturnalia (trans. P. V. Davies, N.Y., 1969), p. 64 ( ... ) 1984 by Roger Ashton ABSTRACT: Investigation of the links between gods and planets suggests a connection between Saturn and the Celestial Pole. This can be inferred from Greek and Roman myths. The same can be repeatedly extracted from materials included in the later compendia of Hindu myths. Sufficient evidence of this sort can be amassed to warrant serious consideration of the proposition ... Saturn at the Celestial Pole was the central theme of myth many millennia ago. The correctness of this reconstruction of myth depends upon the total context of mythical metaphors, symbols, emblems and upon a quantitative bias in mythical material which supports the reconstruction. This context is, in turn, part of the greater context of objective terrestrial and human history. What ...
255. The Lesser Light [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... 1. "The Birth of the Gods." Bible-Science Newsletter, Vol. XI, No. 3(1973), Caldwell, Idaho. 2. Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, 2nd Ed. London: Hamlyn, 1968. 3. ibid. 4. This thought resulted from the claim by Velikovsky (personal correspondence, 1970) that the Deluge ... star." 3 A celestial scenario thus finds obscure expression in our history. Velikovsky contended that the planet Venus was cast from Jupiter and cited as one point of evidence the mythological account of the birth of the goddess Athene from the head of Zeus. If, as in the case of Zeus and Athene, the Saturn-Jupiter relationship means that the two planetary ... , Vol. I, No. 3 (1975). 6. Saturn's identifying rings appear to have been acquired in historical times, to which we find allusions in various mythologies. The ancient chroniclers tell us that some time after the overthrow of his father Uranus, Cronus surrounded his own house with a wall. Also, the Congo Pygmies say that ...
256. Dance of the Planets [SIS Internet Digest $]
... corresponds as closely as can be measured to the biblical age of man, as given in Genesis based on the ages of the patriarchs. For those whose primary interest lies in mythology, Volume 1 identifies the major mythical deities of a number of cultures, such as Aditi, Agni, Varuna and Indra (Vedic,) Brahm„, Siva and Vishnu ( ... 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents Dance of the Planets www.danceoftheplanets.com Dance of the Planets by Angiras is a new book that reveals the True Message which has lain hidden in the Sacred Myths of all cultures for 6000 Years- relating that Venus and Mars repeatedly came close to the Earth for 3000 years. Volume 1: The Earth (ISBN: 0-7414-0070-7 ©1996 ... to the biblical age of man, as given in Genesis based on the ages of the patriarchs. For those whose primary interest lies in mythology, Volume 1 identifies the major mythical deities of a number of cultures, such as Aditi, Agni, Varuna and Indra (Vedic,) Brahm„, Siva and Vishnu (Hindu,) Osiris, Isis, ...
257. Vishnu Born Of Shiva [Kronos $]
... as the offspring of Vishnu- the idea of the Saturnian deity being the father and/or child of himself can be accepted simply because the belief is not unique to Hindu mythology The Greeks were no different when they presented Kronos/Saturn as the son of Uranus/Saturn.(20) Osiris/Saturn was also believed to have been the son ... his own offspring and thus the father of himself. As I pointed out in "Other Worlds, Other Collisions",(23) this should caution Velikovskian scholars against accepting myths pertaining to the birth of planetary deities as necessarily symbolizing the ejection of one planet from another. While, in only a few cases, such an interpretation might turn out to ... series of evolutionary changes in the sky, was visualized by the ancients as having given birth to a succession of reincarnations or avatars. This was metamorphosis in the truest sense. Mythologically, Saturn was truly his own offspring and thus the father of himself. As I pointed out in "Other Worlds, Other Collisions",(23) this should caution ...
258. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ¦ Issue Contents Letters Which Premise? Dear Sir, I feel it is necessary to make some comments concerning Derek Shelley-Pearce's letter in WORKSHOP 6:2 regarding my article "Velikovsky's Mythology: Accepting the Premise..." in WORKSHOP 6:1. He raises four main points which I will discuss briefly. 1. DSP opines that there is no ... metaphor for many phenomena, and it is quite possible that it was occasionally used to symbolise a comet or comet-like body. As I tried to demonstrate in my original article, mythological symbols are not exclusive equivalents to 'real' phenomena- no matter what person or group tries to claim them for their own purposes- or they would be largely redundant. Chris ... fact the whole vexed question of selectivity in any study of mythology is something to beware of: that Velikovsky himself was guilty of this there is no doubt, as "Velikovsky Mythistoricus", an article by James Fitton in CHIRON I:182, 1974, 29-36 (kindly brought to my attention by C. Leroy Ellenberger) ably demonstrates. 3. ...
259. Year Two Thousand and One [SIS Internet Digest $]
... configuration. These are designed to enable objective researchers to test the predictive ability of the model along any lines they might choose. The model claims that the defining events of world mythology are directly connected to the illustrated phases of the configuration and to the violent transitions from one phase to another. For each snapshot there will be a listing of the story elements ... Thanks to the financial support obtained in the wake of the highly successful September seminar, the accomplished linguist Rens van der Sluijs is now working full time on the development of our mythological data base. This is a comprehensive, non-selective, region-by-region compendium of gods, their attributes and symbols, and listings of astronomical traditions, general folklore, and superstitions. This ... data base is supplemented by a listing of broadly-distributed or global mythical and symbolic motifs abstracted from the data base and currently totaling more than 500 themes. We expect the list to reach perhaps 1000. Of course the files will continue to evolve over the coming years, and eventually we expect to have many additional authorities contributing to this invaluable resource. Snapshots of ...
260. Christopher B. Siren's Myths and Legends [SIS Internet Digest $]
... 2 (Feb 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Christopher B. Siren's Myths and Legends http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/myth.html A wealth of links to texts and mythological sources including: Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Myth and Story Collections, and myths from the Ancient Near East Indo-Iranian, East Asian, Greek and Roman, Norse/Teutonic, Finno-Ugric ... From: SIS Internet Digest 1996:2 (Feb 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Christopher B. Siren's Myths and Legends http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/myth.html A wealth of links to texts and mythological sources including: Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Myth and Story Collections, and myths from the Ancient Near East Indo-Iranian, East Asian, Greek ... Roman, Norse/Teutonic, Finno-Ugric, Slavic and Baltic, British and Celtic, Frankish& Carolingian, Australian Aboriginal, Polynesian, African, and many others. ...
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